Starting in 2013, Dr. Bill Purkert started taking the yearly opportunity to participate in a medical/surgical mission with the Community Coalition for Haiti. The destination is Jacmel, a city rebuilding itself since the devastation of the earthquake in 2010. During the week of the short term mission, their particular cohort of physicians, nurses, pharmacist and support staff focuses on that segment of the population with thyroid disease. They worked side by side with the Haitian doctors, nurses and staff in training. They help care for patients with endocrine conditions in the medical clinic, and for those patients requiring thyroid surgery we provide state of the art thyroidectomy performed in one of two operating rooms available in the clinic building.
The rewards to both the people in Jacmel and to the team have been life changing. They have learned more than they have taught and have received more than they have given. Please check out the pictures, and if you’d like to learn more or think you might have a heart to serve in a medical or surgical mission in Haiti contact Dr. Bill Purkert or go directly to the CCH website.