November 2010 Jamaica Mission

November 2010 Jamaica Mission


November 2010 Jamaica Mission

Participants were from left

Sister Grace, Jayci Knights MD, Anne Galante MD, Lorraine Bailey RN, Lise Rehwaldt MD, Sharon Steele MD, Suzanne Tindall, Karolynn Echols MD, Ann Leber, MFT, Lucie Moravia MD, James Aikins MD, Mary Jo O’Sullivan MD, James Aikins, MD, Mureen Shaw NP, Nyarai Mushonga MD, Trung Nguyen MD, Shireen Heidari, MD. 

*Not pictured are Georgia Bromfield MD, and Elaine Chong.*

We completed clinics in Kingston, and expanded our clinics to include St. Elizabeth’s Parish and also  new venues in St. Mary’s Parish (near Port Maria) seeing close to 600 patients. We are also moving forward with the development of new surgical opportunities at St. Joseph’s and at Annotto Bay Hospital which will benefit more women in the surrounding areas.

We found great need everywhere, with diabetes and hypertension the most common issues for adults both in the country and in Kingston, and asthma as the most common problem facing children in Kingston.

We greatly appreciate the support of Franciscan Ministries, especially Sisters Grace and Celia, Elaine Chong and Charmaine Anderson in Kingston and Stephen and June Chung, in Port Maria without whose hospitality and generosity this work would not be possible.