HSS Volunteers visit FOCOS

FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital is hosting a 5-member medical team from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York for five days. Their visit began with a facility tour on Monday October 15, 2018 when they arrived at the hospital.

The team includes; Shawna Townsend an experienced Registered Nurse in Orthopedic Nursing Care, Richard Ortiz a Central Service Department Quality and Education Manager, Kimberly Baptiste a Physical Therapist certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment and Kinesiotaping Method, Andrea Minsky a Physical Therapist with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers University School of Biomedical and Health Sciences and Bayyinah Guerrant also a Registered Nurse with over 13 years experience.

The objective of their visit is to gain a strong understanding of the healthcare system in West Africa and to continue building a collaborative partnership with FOCOS. They will also participate in mutually beneficial educational activities with the staff at their various units and assist in building further initiatives to continue the growth and excellence of FOCOS.

Eight members from HSS were at FOCOS for a similar visit five months ago as part of the HSS-FOCOS annual Service Trip initiative. The team is scheduled to leave the hospital on Friday October 19, 2018.

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