Updated April 2, 2009
On-Going Partnership with Russia
2001: Partnered with the City of Vladivostok Regional Hospital
to form the first Cardiac
east of Novosibirsk.
2002: With a $100,000 USAID/FRAEC grant, partnered with the
Vladivostok Ambulance Service to increase the number of 12-lead
EKG/Defibrillators on ambulances from five to eighteen. Reduced
ambulance response times to cardiac arrest victims from
31 minutes to 12 minutes.
Number of patients in Vladivostok
surviving a heart attack increased from 1% to 9%.
2003 - Assisted the
expanding its scope from bypass surgery to include valve
2005 – Siberia: Assisting the Vladivostok Ambulance Service in
Yakutsk, Siberia ACLS training center.
With grant monies awarded from USAID/FRAEC, have formed a
partnership with the Yakutsk Ambulance Service and created an
ACLS training center in
Donated a $200,000 ultrasound machine to the
Have shipped over 15 forty-foot containers of much needed
medical supplies and equipment for the greater Primorsky Krai
Coordinated the 2005 – 2006 Tomsk (Siberia)
Partnership - “Healthy clinical provider initiative, Tomsk
Region: Protection against infection of blood borne viruses.”
Reduced the number of healthcare providers in the
Tomsk region that
are infected with Hepatitis C, HIV and other blood borne
transmittable diseases. The cost for the treatment of Hep C is
beyond the reach of most Russian clinicians. We were successful
at cutting the infection rate in half.
Reduce the number of accidental “needle or instrument stick”
injuries that occur among
providers in the clinical environment. We achieved a 30 decrease
in the first year and has continued to improve
Assure that healthcare providers in the region are educated
about the risks of occupational exposure to infectious disease
and are able to take precautions to prevent exposure. The
hospital now has 100% of their staff trained to western
standards on blood borne pathogens
Grant money provided by USAID and FRAEC.
2007: brought a Russian orphan girl to the
surgery to save her leg after been hit by a
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