Healthcare Workers Head to Haiti 

Jan 18
2010

Media Advisory:

Methodist Hospitals Paramedic Program Medical Director and Mobile Intensive Care System Associate Medical Director, Nicholas Johnson, MD, is heading to Haiti with a team of volunteers to try and aleviate some of the suffering after the devastating earthquake. The Red Cross estimates nearly a third of the population of Haiti is in need of medical attention.

The team brought together by Hospitals for Humanity leaves for the one week trip on Tuesday, January 19. Hospitals for Humanity is a nonprofit organization designed to decrease barriers to healthcare for people living in the least developed countries in the world.

Johanne Theodule, a physician assistant in the emergency department at Methodist Hospitals is also a member of the team. Johanne a haitian american, beleives she will also be able to serve as a translator in addition to her medical expertise.

Dr. Johnson and Johanne will return from Haiti on Tuesday, January 26th. Please contact me to set up an interview.

Below is a link of the coverage from CBS2 on this mission:

http://cbs2chicago.com/video?id=66579@wbbm.dayport.com

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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