LFHC Sets Monthly Caseload Record
The dedicated doctors, nurses and other health-care providers at LFHC handled 3,019 medical cases in August – the highest monthly caseload since the hospital opened in 2015.
The growing caseload testifies to the high quality of care offered at the hospital.
LFHC Saves Malnourished Baby
They brought their baby to the LFHC Outpatient Department, where the staff conducted an evaluation and compared Malisa’s weight and size to what would be expected for a child her age. The staff determined that Melisa was suffering from severe protein-calorie malnutrition.
The LFHC nutritionist instructed Malisa’s parents about proper nutrition and how to care for their daughter with RUTF (ready to use therapeutic food).
After several months, she had gained enough weight to leave the severe malnutrition program.
Last year, more than 150 children were treated for severe or moderate malnutrition. The hospital’s therapeutic food program is designed to dramatically reduce the need to hospitalize malnourished children for long periods.
LFHC Nurse Anesthetist Observes Procedures in US
Nurse anesthetist Si Lee recently returned to LFHC after visiting the U.S. to observe anesthesia procedures at medical facilities in Pittsburgh.
Si received a Warfield Scholarship from Health Volunteers Overseas, a Washington D.C. nonprofit, to observe clinical activities at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian, West Penn Hospital and UPMC Children’s Hospital.
Rugged Road to Health Care
The LFHC Outreach Team must conquer nearly impassable mountain roads to provide medical care to isolated families in northern Laos.
The team logged 446 visits last year to villages far and wide.
Funny Garden Hosts Fundraiser for LFHC
Children and their families were treated to such activities as archery, pedal boats, zip line and table tennis. The site also features a water playground for children. Hospital staff and volunteers joined in the fun.
The event was sponsored by Indigo Farm, an organic farm, and Ori Bakery. The farm is about 13 miles from Luang Prabang.
Half of all the proceeds from the event, which came to about $347 U.S. dollars, was donated to the hospital.
Many thanks to Indigo Farm and Ori Bakery!
Help Build LFHC’s Pediatric Surgery Fund
LFHC has neither a staff oncologist nor a heart surgeon. Our doctors must refer children who need such specialists to hospitals in Vientiane or Bangkok. The parents of these children simply don’t have the money to pay for the expensive surgeries at these hospitals. They often return home and their children die.
To save these children we ask you to help finance our Pediatric Surgery Fund. Please click here to make a donation. As always, we thank you for your generous support.