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Reporting from the USNS Comfort

Aimee Lyons instructs a mother on how to care for her baby after he leaves the Intensive Care Unit on the Comfort.
Aimee Lyons instructs a mother on how to care for her baby after he leaves the Intensive Care Unit on the Comfort.

by Aimee Lyons, RN, BSN, MSN

When I got the call from Project Hope to go to Haiti, I didn’t think twice. They called me on a Monday and the next day, Tuesday, I was on a plane, heading towards devastation unlike any I’d ever seen.

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Children's clinicians reflect on time in Haiti

Children’s deployed its own disaster response teams to Haiti immediately following the devastating earthquake. We’ve been fortunate enough to share their stories with you.

John Meara, MD, DMD of Plastic & Oral Surgery narrates this slide show featuring his time spent working in Haiti immediately following the earthquake. This was not Meara’s first time working with the people of Haiti.

Johanne Jocelyn, who is originally from Haiti and also a member of the disaster response team, recounts her experiences and shares her gratitude with her Children’s colleagues.

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Haiti update: Children’s nurse featured in article about USNS Comfort

Children’s nurse Kristin Sullivan is featured in this Boston Globe article about the challenges she and other clinicians from Massachusetts face as they provide care to Haitian patients aboard the USNS Comfort.

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Children’s Shannon Manzi appears on Greater Boston

Children’s pharmacist, Shannon Manzi, recently returned from Haiti where she provided emergency care for Haitians affected by the earthquake. Last night Manzi appeared on WGBH’s Greater Boston speak about her experience in Haiti.

You can also read this ASHP article about how Manzi’s unique thinking helped Haiti’s earthquake victims.

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