July 17, 2008
Angel Locator: Stephanie Casey
In North Korea, Colorado doctor makes history
Orthopedist performs first knee replacement
Under giant photos of Kim Jong-il, a Denver doctor this spring performed the first-ever knee-replacement surgery in North Korea. The secretive communist nation invited 21 American and South Korean doctors to the Red Cross Hospital in Pyongyang, the capital. Dr. Raymond Kim, an orthopedist who practices at Colorado Joint Replacement and operates mostly out of Porter Hospital in Englewood, brought power drills, implants and instruments with him to the technology- starved medical facility.
Read the complete story by Bill Scanlon for Rocky Mountain News, July 7
One Manís Life of Mission
An elderly medical doctor, Dr. Enrique Trapp, has spent many years traveling to South American and providing much needed humanitarian medical care to those in need. Recently, he was joined by a team of 28 people, including dentists, hygienists, a pharmacist and his wife.
Read the complete story by Thomas D. Segel for NewsByUs, July 4
Nurse Gets Worldly View
Maryland RN and Doctors Without Borders leave their stamp on global poverty
Nurse.com/Doctors Without Borders
Jane Hannon cared for numerous children on her missions with Doctors Without Borders. She met this child in Bangladesh.
Jane Hannon, RN, BSN, MPH, knows what poverty looks like. It's the swollen bellies of infants who are slowly starving to death because there's no food to feed them. It's the hollowed eyes of adults afflicted with diseases that were eradicated long ago in more industrialized nations.
As a healthcare provider, Hannon felt compelled to help such victims of global poverty. Between 2005 and 2007, she spent 10 months in Mussende, Angola, and six months in Teknaf, Bangladesh, working for the international relief agency Doctors Without Borders.
Read the complete story by Don Vaughan for Nurse.com, June 16