As people who live in wealthy countries like the US and Canada, we may take many things for granted. For one, the condition of our hospitals. Our hospitals have what seems like a limitless supply of the necessary basic hygiene items. Although many advanced care supplies may seem limited at times, imagine not have the daily toiletry items to perform basic hygiene care on patients. I don't have to remind you of the impact that cleanliness and washing of hands has on the health of our hospitalized patients. What if our hospitals didn't have dietary departments? think of how that would impact the nutrition and healing of our patients. These are the basics of health care that we take for granted. Consider this an opportunity to share our reality of exceptional basic healthcare we provide in our hospitals with those (in Rwanda) who are less fortunate.
Dr. Cindy Beel-Bates presented a check for $800.00 from Kappa Epsilon Chapter-At-Large to the coordinators of this project at the biennial
convention in Baltimore on Sunday, November 4, 2007.
Dr. Cindy Beel Bates
Dr. Linda Bond
Calvin College Student Nurses Association
Dr. Sharon Etheridge
Grand Valley State University Student Nurses Association
Hope College Student Nurses Association
Dr. Linda Bond - Grand Valley State University
Dr. Julie Coon - Ferris State University
Dr. Cindy Coviak - Grand Valley State University
Susan Fogarty - Ferris State University
Dr. Barbara Given - Michigan State University
Dr. Jean Martin - Grand Valley State University