Hospital Dario Machuca, La Troncal, Ecuador
Hospital Dario Machuca, La Troncal, Ecuador. We were invited to take over their one operating room to help children needing plastic surgery. Surgeons George Hoer and David Oberdorfer were joined by anesthesiologist Gary Doolittle, nurses Kate Doolittle, Allison Godchaux, Laura Weisgerber, physical therapist Susan Doolittle, student Julia, and 3 to 5 local Ecuadoran medical school residents. Our contact was an amazing multi-tasker, Maritza Orellana. Bobbye Krehbiel served as trip administrator. Terrific hosts, special families, and a wonderful surgical team.