2014 Medical Mission

From January 26th to February 7th of this year, GO-MED conducted its 5th medical mission to Baguio General Hospital, Baguio City, Philippines, where they successfully completed 73 needed surgeries for the poor (a few of which were performed by BGH personnel but were paid for by GO-MED).

The GO-MED Baguio 2014 Medical Mission Team

BAGUIO 2014 Team Members
NAME POSITION
1 Bawtinheimer, Pam RN (OR)
2 Cabrera, Recsie RN (PACU)
3 Cho, Dr. Eugene surgeon (general)
4 Elizaga, Dr. Andrew anaesthetist (lead)
5 Feliciano, Billie RN (PACU)
6 Furlan, Ronda RN (PACU)
7 Haiduk, Lolita RN (PACU lead)
8 Hembroff, Marian RN (OR)
9 Hunter, Dr. David surgeon (gyne)
10 Hwang, Dr. Ghee surgeon (general)
11 Johns, Sally “Sage” supplies administrator
12 Lee, Dr. Ray anaesthetist
13 Matthews, Vanessa RN (PACU)
14 Minhas, Amarjit RN (pre-op)
15 Moreno, Cindy RN (mission leader)
16 Nirmal, Shauna RN (OR)
17 Palladina, Katya photographer/blog writer
18 Pinlac, Robert interpreter
19 Pinlac, Shirley RN (mission coordinator)
20 Riyat, Dr. Sharan MD (surgical assistant)
21 Schelb Fackler, Heidi LPN (OR)
22 Sidloski, Erlinda RN (pre-op/interpreter)
23 Smith, Melanie RN (OR)
24 Vaanholt, Jane Ten RN (OR)
25 Weidenkopf, Dave administrative support
26 Weidenkopf, Lisa RN (OR lead)

 

At the end of the mission the Team members submitted Volunteer Mission Evaluation forms, and the results are summarized below. These forms are very useful in helping us to continually improve in what we do.

 

Volunteer Mission Evaluation

(1=Poor, 5=Great)

Baguio General Hospital, Philippines

(Jan 27 – Feb 7, 2014)

Average of 19

Pre-Mission Organization

4.19

Pre-Mission Communications

3.95

Mission Travel Arrangements

4.75

Accommodation

4.65

Pre Mission Patient Screening

4.57

Mission Set-up (Sunday)

4.28

Supplies

4.45

Team Leadership

4.50

Team Support

4.80

Hospital Support

4.81

Communication during mission

3.98

Social Activities

4.67

Food

4.55

AVERAGE RATING 4.47
Would you volunteer for another GO-MED medical mission? Yes=14 | No=0 | Maybe=4

 

 

The itinerary of the 2014 mission is shown below:

 

GO-MED Surgical Mission 2014 Itinerary
(January 23rd – February 8th)
DAY DATE TIME ITEM
Thu. Jan. 23 1900 1. assemble at Philippine Airlines (PAL) Ticketing Counter at Vancouver (YVR)
2. check-in, get name tags, meet volunteers
2230 3. board airplane (PAL)
Fri. Jan. 24 1. air travel to Philippines, cross International Date Line
Sat. Jan. 25 0510 1. arrive Aquino International Airport, Manila (MNL)
2. board bus to Baguio
1030-1130 3. brunch at Mac’s Restaurant (Gerona, Tarlac)
1630-1700 4. arrive Baguio General Hospital (BGH), unload supplies
1800 5. check-in at Ating Tahanan
1900 6. dinner at Ating Tahanan function hall
Sun. Jan. 26 0930 1. tour of Baguio General Hospital
1000 2. set up OR, PACU, supply room and interview / pre-screen patients
1200 3. lunch in dining room
1300 4. more patient screening
1800 5. Welcome Dinner by Ating Tahanan staff
Mon. Jan. 27 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room & set up OR rooms
0800 3. attend Flag Ceremony in front of Hospital
0815-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Tue. Jan. 28 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Wed. Jan. 29 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Thu. Jan. 30 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
1800 7. Appreciation Dinner for BGH & GO-MED
Fri. Jan. 31 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1400 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1400 6. more patient screening
1500 7. vans leave for San Fabian
Sat. Feb. 01 1000 1. debriefing / discussion of issues and concerns re 1st week of medical mission
Sun. Feb. 02 1400 1. first van leaves for Baguio
1600 2. pre-op check of patients for Monday
1700 3. second van leaves for Baguio
Mon. Feb. 03 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Tue. Feb. 04 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Wed. Feb. 05 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1600 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1600 6. more patient screening
7. FREE TIME
Thu. Feb. 06 0630 1. walk / taxi to BGH
0700 2. breakfast @ BGH dining room
0730 3. surgical post-op rounds
0800-1400 4. surgery
1100 5. start lunch breaks
1500 6. pack supplies, etc.
1600 7. surgical post-op rounds
1830 8. Volunteer Recognition Ceremony by the BGH Medical Director and staff
Fri. Feb. 07 0800 1. surgical post-op rounds
2. finish packing
1100 3. check-out from Ating Tahanan
1100-1200 4. board bus to Manila or San Fabian
Sat. Feb. 08 1. fly home to Canada or U.S.A. or…
Please arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) no later than 1900 on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
if you are leaving for the Philippines with the GO-MED group from Vancouver, BC.