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LocumTenens.com Sponsors Medical Brigades to Honduras
Date:2/4/2010

e for me to go, I knew instantly that I wanted to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to help impact a community that doesn't have access to the kind of healthcare we have here in the United States,” said Franklin. "This opportunity really reflects the true spirit of service I've seen here at LocumTenens.com.”

"Although I've wanted to, I'd never been able to go on a trip like this previously,” said Holmes. "So when the opportunity to go to Honduras worked out, I was very excited.”

Franklin and Holmes joined a team of other volunteers, including surgeons and nurses, who ran two fully-functioning operating rooms for three and a half days, 7-8 hours each day. One operating room conducted ongoing general surgeries while the other performed steady days of obstetric and gynecological surgeries. While in Honduras the team completed a total of 44 surgeries.

"We assisted the doctors, nurses, and Predisan staff any way we could,” said Franklin. "We went back and forth disposing of waste, held flashlights – whatever was needed.”

"What struck me most about my experience in Honduras was the dedication of the Predisan staff who have devoted their lives to helping their neighbors, and the compassion evident in these volunteer doctors and nurses who give of their time, resources and skills to practice medicine where it is needed most,” said Holmes.

"Our work at LocumTenens.com exists to help make quality patient care possible every day – this journey to Honduras allowed me to experience patient care from an entirely different angle. I was able to get out from behind a desk and see people caring for patients on the front lines,” said Franklin. "I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to go.”

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