Navigation Links
NJ Medical Director Travels To Haiti's Bush Country

Medical mission reaches remote mountain villages

(Vocus) April 2, 2010 -- Over the weekend, while families gathered for Passover and Easter, a New Jersey physician ventured into the bush country of Haiti.

Robert W. Brenner, M.D., M.M.M., chief medical officer for Summit Medical Group and Short Hills, N.J. resident, left at 4 a.m. on Friday, April 2, for a week-long medical mission to Haiti with members of The COTY Project. Joining the mission are Brenner’s son, Danny, and Danny’s friend, Jeremy Adelsheimer, both 16.

The mission to Haiti is the cause of The Haiti Plunge, a program of the Church Outreach To Youth Project (COTY), headquartered in North Adams, Mass. Led by Sister Eunice Tassone, founder of the Haiti group and COTY development director, the trips have been taking place for nearly three decades. This year’s trek, however, is a first for Brenner.

Upon arriving in Haiti, the group traveled via bush vehicle north for 58 miles on the coastal route out of Port au Prince into the Cabaret region. Three miles past the center of Cabaret, near Boucassin, they turned right up a 6-mile dirt road into the "Haiti bush, " to a nine-village mountain cooperative. (Desab, Tima Dortel, Brel, Galgal, Lamy. Gauthier, Jean, Rebal). They are staying in the village of Desab, the hub of the cooperative with a schoolhouse, a bakery, a health clinic and a dormitory for the volunteers. There is no electricity or running water. Village families, averaging seven people, live together in wood-framed mud huts with thatched roofs. Seventy-five percent of the residents in this part of Haiti live as scratch farmers – the norm in rural as well as urban parts of Haiti. While Brenner attends to the residents' medical needs, the 16-year-old boys will participate in building projects.

For the trip, Brenner brought his own medical “toolbox,” stocked with supplies donated by Summit Medical Group. He also filled two 37-gallon plastic containers with toys he purchased for the village children and tents to give to families. More supplies and medicines were donated by the Walgreens pharmacy located at Summit Medical Group. Fundraising efforts by the medical group’s staff totaled $15,000 with a donation of $5,000 added by Goldman Sachs.

In the villages, Brenner expects to find malnutrition and the illnesses related to starvation. “Many of these conditions I can’t treat,” he says. “I will be able to help only a small percentage of people during my stay. Still, something is better than nothing.”

Upon his return, Brenner will give a talk on his experience during the opening of an art exhibit to raise further funds for Haiti relief. The exhibit opens Friday, April 16 at 5 p.m. at Summit Medical Group. For more information on the art exhibit, visit

For more information on The Haiti Plunge and The COTY Project, visit

About Summit Medical Group

Summit Medical Group is the largest privately held multi-specialty medical practice in New Jersey. Summit Medical Group pioneered information technology advances in healthcare with its early adoption of electronic health records and e-prescribing. With more than 150 highly qualified physicians, it is one of the most unique healthcare models in the state. The Group has been named as one of the "Fifty Fastest Growing Companies" in the state by NJBiz Magazine and has a national award-winning customer service program. SMG treats over 55,000 patients per month at its main campus in Berkeley Heights, and area satellites in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Shorts Hills, Summit, Warren, and Westfield. Summit Medical Group plays a major role in the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) along with the Mayo Clinic, the Lahey Clinic and the Geisinger Clinic. As one of the premier multi-specialty groups on the East Coast, Summit Medical Group has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Offers Free Dragon Medical 10.1 Upgrades
2. Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange
3. FDA Issues Guidance to Help Streamline Medical Device Clinical Trials
4. Summit Medical Group hosts “Go Red Day” to Raise Awareness of Heart Disease and Stroke
5. Sponsors Medical Brigades to Honduras
6. Striking Down Medical Liability Reforms Another Blow to Illinois Poor Lawsuit Climate
7. Operation Smile Expands Its Medical Efforts to Help Earthquake Victims in Haiti
8. Statement From IHA President Maryjane A. Wurth on Illinois Supreme Court Medical Liability Ruling
9. Emergo Group Acquires UK-based Mediqol Ltd.; Greatly Expands Medical Device Consulting Presence in Europe
10. Summit Medical Group Physician Named "Nurses Choice: Top Doctor"
11. Grubb & Ellis Healthcare REIT II Enters Agreement to Acquire Parkway Medical Center near Cleveland
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
NJ Medical Director Travels To Haiti's Bush Country
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the ... today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. ... To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American ... Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium ... 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... of Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the ... doctors, on Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the ... donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response ... of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing ... – to be used as a first-line therapy ... Recognizing the ... AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza vaccination should take ... communities across Massachusetts , Connecticut , ... through the end of the month. *Some exclusions apply ... ... by the end of October, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... and Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as ... in Tennessee , will operate under ... EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners to include ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: