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Local Organizations Partner to Improve Healthcare in Haiti
Date:2/5/2010

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Injured Haitians desperately in need of medical treatment will soon have advanced technology available to the medical professionals providing their care.  Through a partnership of Stamford Hospital, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA (Fujifilm), and AmeriCares, a portable digital x-ray system is being donated to the Haitian relief effort and will be sent to a hospital where currently x-ray capabilities are simply non-existent.  Physicians at the hospital in Carrefour, Haiti, located approximately 10 miles southwest from Port-au -Prince, will now greatly benefit from the use of x-ray when setting fractures and treating and evaluating a range of injuries and problems from the earthquake.

To honor both the donation and the dedication of the hospital staff going to Haiti, a press conference was held at Stamford Hospital's Tully Health Center on Friday morning, February 5.  Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia commended the diligence of the local organizations collaborating to assure that better medical care is made available.

"It is so gratifying for me to witness our area businesses and residents working together to help everyone in Haiti impacted by the devastating earthquake," Mayor Pavia said. "It is further proof of the talent and compassion that exists in Stamford."

David Reed, MD, a Stamford Hospital physician, recently returned from a week in Haiti where he saw first hand the dire medical situation that exists today.  Dr. Reed and the medical teams treated hundreds of patients, many of whom would have benefite
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