All Pediatric Healthcare Project Updates
WPP General Surgery
The World Pediatric Project’s (WPP) General surgery team started 2023 with a clinic on Sunday, January 8th at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. 31 children were evaluated in clinic and 12 were scheduled for surgery throughout this week. There is more to come says Lauren McIntosh-Shallow, Executive Director for WPP Caribean “In the upcoming months there will more teams visiting, including speech therapy later this month, a cardiology diagnostic team, and a multi-disciplinary ophthalmology and plastic surgery team in February.”
Health Projects – Ophthalmology
Dr. Donna Brown of Virginia Eye Institute and her team returned to St. Vincent for the 17th annual World Pediatric Project pediatric ophthalmology mission to its partner hospital Milton Cato Memorial Hospital. The ophthalmology team traveled February 9-16, 2019 and consisted of Dr. Brown, anesthesiologist Dr. Marvin Shapiro, OR nurse Lisa Sizemore and CRNA Mary O’Hanley. Dr. Brown has been providing medical services in the region for over 20 years and continues to strengthen relationships in the region, helping WPP to provide the best quality of care. Over the years Dr. Brown has built strong working relationships with local ophthalmologists Dr. Cherrise Grant-Ledger and Dr. Orly Adams in St. Vincent, who triage and present appropriate cases for the mission week and with whom she works to provide follow up care the remainder of the year. Dr. Brown also collaborates closely with the local team throughout the surgical week, including WPP’s E.C. Medical Director Dr. Bea Datta.
Health Projects – Orthopedics
In partnership with Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, Dr. Eric Gordon from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospital returned this year with his committed team of medical professionals. While Dr. Gordon has been travelling to St. Vincent every other April, he added this September team a few years ago to catch up with the backlog of patients needing orthopedic intervention. Dr. Gordon brought with him a team of four medical professionals and an instrumentation representative from OrthoPediatrics.
Health Projects – Orthopedics
83 children in St Vincent received diagnostic evaluations 19 children in St Vincent received surgeries Especially within the orthopedic pediatric speciality, WPP sees most of their patients for a number of years to fully complete multiple stages of surgical correction for the most prevalent orthopedic conditions. The following bright faces are just a few of the St. Vincent children the WPP team looks forward to seeing each year.
Health Projects – General Surgery
40 children in St. Vincent received diagnostic evaluations and 8 children in St. Vincent received surgeries. The team’s week began with a very busy clinic day with 59 children and families who patiently waited for their opportunity to be evaluated by this WPP specialist team. Many of the children received surgery last year, and were back for their follow-up examination.
Health Projects – Pediatric Urology
Health Projects – Pediatric Urology October 30, 2017 36 children in St. Vincent received diagnostic evaluations 6 children in St. Vincent received surgeries Conditions Treated: Hypospadias Undescended testicles Bladder stones Hydrocele Ectopic ureter World Pediatric Project – Pediatric Urology Dr. Doug Coplen, Pediatric Urology Surgeon Jeanne Vogt, OR Nurse Mary Campigotto, Nurse Dr. Thomas Bohannon, […]