Author: Michael Felber

Improving orthopedic care in Colombia, one step at a time

A team of orthopedic nurses pose in a hospital in Colombia.
Danielle (far left), Michelle (in Boston Children’s shirt) and I pose with the local nurses

Colombia is a beautiful country. On my first impression from the airplane, I was struck by how lush and green everything looks. People are warm and friendly, and quickly make you feel at home. For the past three years, I have had the opportunity to work at University Hospital in Neiva, Colombia with Healing the Children and the Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopedics Department as part of a surgical outreach program. My nursing work is also sponsored by Boston Children’s Global Nursing Fellowship.

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