Member News — Berkeley College Supports HTCNJ on Medical Mission In Ecuador
March 14th, 2019
A team of students, alumni and faculty from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies continue to make a positive impact in the world one young patient and family at a time, through humanitarian efforts in cooperation with other New Jersey healthcare professionals and Healing the Children New Jersey (HTCNJ) at the Roberto Gilbert Children’s Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The team arrived on March 9, screened patients at the clinic on March 10, and began conducting urologic surgeries in two operating rooms on March 11, 2019. In all, they expect to make a profound difference in the lives of more than 100 children and families before they return to the United States on March 16, 2019. In addition to supporting medical missions abroad, faculty, alumni and students in the Berkeley College School of Health Studies have provided pro-bono care, extending learning beyond the classroom. Students also volunteer their time to count, package and sterilize medical equipment for upcoming medical missions. Professionals on this trip from Berkeley College include physicians, nurses, surgical technologists and surgical processing technicians. Berkeley College has partnered with HTCNJ for more than five years.