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Jackson & Coker Sponsors Medical Missions
Date:6/24/2009

Tapping the growing interest in medical volunteerism shown by many locum tenens physicians, Jackson & Coker has helped sponsor several "medical brigades" visiting Honduras to perform long-awaited surgeries and provide other vital medical care.

Alpharetta, GA (Vocus) June 24, 2009 -- Tapping the growing interest in medical volunteerism shown by many locum tenens physicians, Jackson & Coker has helped sponsor several "medical brigades" visiting Honduras to perform long-awaited surgeries and provide other vital medical care.

"When we were informed of the need for surgeons and other physicians to volunteer their time and skills to help in this important cause, we informed our pool of providers and were overwhelmed with the response," mentions Sandra Garrett, president of Jackson & Coker. "For four days the calls poured in from interested parties who were willing to volunteer, some even agreeing to bring part of their office medical staff to assist."

The medical missions occurred during November 2008 and April 2009. Also sponsoring the brigades were Jackson Healthcare Charities and Predisan, a local Honduran organization that provides health services for the medically underserved by staffing clinics throughout the island and coordinating volunteer medical care whenever possible.

"I had the good fortune to travel with the team that consisted of clinicians trained in anesthesiology, surgery, pain management, nursing and physical therapy," says Ed McEachern. "Although I was present principally to photograph and document the weeklong activities, I volunteered to bring medical supplies and pints of blood to the operating rooms and perform other important non-clinical tasks," he adds.

During each trip, the medical team performed around 40 surgeries representing various acuities. One o
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