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Hospitalito Atitlán needs your support. Donate Today!
Your support makes it happen!
Your contribution provides care
for families without the resources
to pay for medicines, consultations
and emergency medical attention.


Consider becoming a
Monthly Health Partner.
You can make a constant impact with the same amount you spend on your daily coffee.

 
Donate here:
 

Your help ensures that we can continue to offer quality health services to those in need.

And checks can be mailed to:
Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán 
PO Box 256
Jonesport, ME 04649 
Phone: (207) 598-5964


 

 
Volunteer Today!
Your time and expertise
is a special gift. 
Learn more

 
Volunteers Needed For Obstetrical Coverage! 
Visit our website for more information

 

Take a Look at Our
2013  Annual Report!

 

Medical Volunteers
Dra. Rachel Carrol
Dra. Amanda DeLoureiro
Aki Fujita, RN
Dra. Elise LaFlamme

Dr. Ken Marriner
Dra. Sara Morris
Dra. Kate O'Brien
Dr. Ramon Olalde
Dra. Karina Silva Atkinson
Dra. Colleen Skay
Dr. Andrew Smith
Dra. Naomi Ufberg

Surgical Teams
International Eye Institute

Denise Buettner, RN
Julie Crandall, RN
Mike Oswald, CSNA

Dr. Paulin Anil Shah
Rosemary Sibulsky, RN
Dr. Justin StormoGipson
UC Irvine Urogynecology
Dra. Emily Adams-Piper

Dra. Stephanie Jacobs
Dra. Felicia Lane

Global Smile Foundation
Mildred Ananayo, RN
Dr. Jelui Bernier
Carlene Blais, RN

Dr. Christopher Brooks
Jacquelyn Burns, RN
Casandra Mast Clay, PA
Karoul Deeb, RN

Daniela DiRamiro, RN
Dr. 
Usama Hamdan
Dra. Ashley Lentz
Jessica Reyes, RN
Dr. Thomas Sung
Dr. Robert Yong
Dra. Yohana Zambrana-Corchado
Dr. Elias Zgheib

Non-Medical Volunteers
Jenna Berger
Michael Broder
Jeff Lang 

 
Special Thanks to Our Most Recent Donors:

Jamie & Ethan Ambabo
Stanley Bartlett

Angelika Bauer
Daniel Becker
Brooke Berger
Janine Briones
Cathy & Kevin Carey
Manuel Coché Esquina
Regis & Gayle Falinski
Robert Haining
Lara Hanlon
Arjun Jeganathan
Linda Ledgerwood
Cheryl Magdeleno
Lucía Diéguez Montes
Jack Olson
Jordan Reichman
Judy Royer

Andrew Smith
Justin StormoGipson

Eileen Winterble
Calloway Physicians

Global Smile Foundation
HOLA Sertoma
Philomene Swenson
Samir D. Gergis Charitable Trust
UC Irvine Dept of Urogynecology


Monthly Health Partners
Jennifer Jaggi
Lynn Kim
Arturo & Joanne Matheu
Rob Meyer
Ed Reed
Kathryn Schrag
Archdioceses of Oklahoma City

 

Maternal Infant Sponsors

Brooke & Jay Berger
Monica Cable
Lori Claypool
Carolyn Colacicco
Anna-Lisa Dietl
Alexandra Duisberg
Sarah FitzGerald
Michael Fogarty
Lisa Gatti
Eric and Rebeca Gidseg
Mike Harvey
Katey Hoffman
Bengt Holm
Holly and David Miller
Katherine Morris
Sofia Novoa
Heather Pierce
Justin Rourke
Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church
Louis Seyler
Jacque Sharp
Florian Turck
Charles Vieth
Sharon Warren
Laura Wishik
Leslie J. Yerman
Steve and Debbie Zients




Learn more about how you can
help a mother in need here


      
 
We work closely with Rotary Clubs from around the world. If your local chapter may be interested in helping the hospital get much needed medical equipment, please contact us:
info@hospitalitoatitlan.org 
 

Spanish and Cultural Immersion CME
at Hospitalito Atitlán



Physicians can improve their Medical Spanish and learn more about Maya customs and culture at Hospitalito Atitlán’s five-day Spanish and Cultural Immersion CME course.
    Students will receive one-on-one Medical Spanish instruction. They will learn to perform a variety of medical tasks in Spanish, as well as learn how to better connect with patients from other cultures.



This CME is perfect for people who have mastered basic Spanish communication through study and/or travel and would like to immerse themselves in the language. It also engages students in the Maya experience, helping them to better connect with patients from foreign cultures. Learn more.

 

Help Us Claim $20,000! 

Donations will be matched by the
Samir D. Gergis Fund
until December 15, 2014!

Please
donate today. No Amount is too small.
A dollar for dollar match, every gift makes a difference!

 




HA Fills the Health Care Gap
Left by Government Health System




 All Sololá Health Department centers will remain closed for consultations until physicians and nurses
receive their paychecks
.

 

     Guatemala’s government health system has been the source of negative news throughout 2014.
  • The National Hospital Roosevelt in Guatemala City had no running water or soap for more than a week, and reported thefts of patient medications.
  • Staff are striking regularly to protest shortages of medicine and supplies and six-month delays in payroll. Operating theaters have been closed in several hospitals.
  • Santiago Atitlán Centro de Salud closed for consultations in October and November until staff receive back pay.
     This is why the work of Hospitalito Atitlán is so important. We provide healthcare services for people who would otherwise not receive care because of the extreme failures within the national system. Nonprofit hospitals, like Hospitalito Atitlán, provided cared for four and a half million Guatemalans in 2013.

 


Saving Children's Lives Everyday
 

    Throughout the year, Hospitalito Atitlán staff makes a difference in the lives of local children. These are just a few of the pediatric cases treated at HA that had happy endings:
    When three-month-old José Manuel Sosof Coché arrived at the hospital emergency room, he was coughing and having difficulty breathing.  He was diagnosed with meningitis. He has had a full recovery
    Arecely Josefina Sapalu Ixbalan, a 16-month-old girl, was brought into the ER with a nosebleed, fever and vomiting. She was stabilized and transferred to Unidad Naciónal De Oncología Pediátrica (UNOP), where she was hospitalized and received a blood transfusion. She is well and happy.
    Daniel Felipe Mesilla Quieju, four-months old, was referred from the local Health Department clinic with dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting. He was diagnosed with rotavirus and hospitalized for one week, until well.
    Juana Maria Chicacjua Rocché (pictured), three-years-old, was brought to the ER in respiratory distress. She was hospitalized three days for pneumonia and has now completely recovered.
    Baby boy Brayan Felipe Coché Esquina was brought to the ER when he was 10 days old, suffering from breathing problems.  He was intubated by the pediatrician, given oxygen and transferred to a neonatal intensive care hospital in the capital. During the three-hour ambulance ride, a nurse manually assisted the tiny baby’s breathing. Two weeks later, baby Brayan returned home well.
     The treatment and recovery of these children, and hundreds more like them, depends entirely on support from our donors. Thank you very much for making this possible.

 




Medical Team Brings
Female Urology Surgeries to Area

 



Urogynecologists  Drs. Emily Adams (L), Felicia Lane and Stephanie Jacobs operated on 19 women
while working at the Hospitalito. HA nurse Alfredo (center) assisted.

 

    In September Drs. Stephanie Jacobs, Felicia Lane, and Emily Adams from the University of California Irving Department of Urogynecology operated on 19 women with longstanding need for pelvic floor reconstruction. The surgeons raised funds with their friends to reduce the costs for patients.
     Maria is a 46-year old mother of five. Dr. Jacobs performed a total of four procedures to cure her urinary incontinence. One week after she left the hospital, Maria told a Hospitalito worker, “I feel so much better, I couldn’t leave the house. Now my life can get back to normal.”
Our patients had never before had the opportunity to have urological surgeries that would restore their quality of life.  The outcome brought joy and gratitude from patients, their family caregivers and HA staff, who helped with their recovery and transition.

 



Join Us in Celebrating 
Hospitalito Atitlán's 10th Birthday!

 
 

Hospitalito Atitlán’s founders on inauguration day in 2005.
 

     Hospitalito Atitlán will be 10-years-old! Our volunteers and donors have been a vital part of our conception, birth, recovery, growth and our development. 
      We invite you to help us honor this important milestone event on Saturday April 4th 2015 (at the end of Holy Week). We are currently planning the festivities, and if you plan to attend please contact us for more information. We look forward to celebrating with you!

 


 

Make Your Holiday Gifts Count
by Using AmazonSmile!



All donations received by Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán go towards supporting families in needs,
such as Cruz and his mother Angelika. 

 

Sign up at AmazonSmile and choose Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán as your charity, the start shopping! A small part of the purchase will be donated to Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán


 



Hospitalito Atitlán is now offering Continuing Medical Education credits for physicians who want to learn medical Spanish.
Each course is conducted over one week in beautiful Santiago Atitlán, and physicians can earn up to 25 CME credits. 
Courses are scheduled eight times through 2015.


Accreditation and Credit Information

The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Perelman School at Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of "25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM". Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To learn more and to sign up, visit us at: www.hospitalitoatitlan.org/CME/

 

 
 
 
 
 

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