Longview hospitals donate medical equipment to Kenya
POSTED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:33pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 12, 2012 - 12:44pm
Longview, TX — A hospital in Kenya will get much-needed medical equipment because of the generosity of a Longview physician, hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Anita Scribner, an infections disease specialist who has done mission work at a Lutheran hospital in Kenya, organized the supply drive.
“Things we take for granted here in the United States are luxuries in African hospitals,” Scribner said. “Most of what has been donated is equipment that is still functional, but is considered outdated in America. However, it will be a big advancement to the doctors in Kenya.”
Good Shepherd Medical Center, Longview Regional Medical Center and the Diagnostic Clinic of Longview all donated equipment and supplies to the cause. The Orphan Grain Train, a nonprofit agency, provided logistical support in transporting the equipment.
“When we think of medical equipment, most people picture sophisticated machines like X-rays and ultrasounds,” Scribner said. “However, even American hospital beds can provide a huge improvement to the standards of care patients receive in African hospitals.”
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