Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Signs Executive Order to Help Haitian Nurses Volunteer at the Miller 01.25.2010
Hoping to smooth the way for more South Florida nurses, particularly those at the Miller School and Jackson Memorial Hospital, to help earthquake survivors in Haiti, Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Monday signed an executive order allowing licensed nurses from other states to work in Florida for the next three months.
Conditions Improve but Challenges Remain as the Miller School Opens a 240-Bed Hospital in Haiti 01.22.2010
Adult and child patients now rest in separate and more spacious wards, their flimsy cots no longer crammed tight. Two operating rooms boast anesthesia machines and surgical lights. A pathology lab is opening and, finally, an imaging center is enabling orthopedic surgeons to quit repairing shattered bones with visual inspections and touch alone.
Miller School’s 240-Bed Tent Hospital Readies to Open Amid More Aftershocks in a Ravished Haiti 01.20.2010
Unaffected by the 6.1-magnitude aftershock that terrorized Haiti anew this morning, UM’s facilities crew raced to complete the Miller School’s 240-bed hospital so desperately needed to care for the wounded in the shattered capital.
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., returned to Miami from the capital of Haiti Monday evening deeply moved by the efforts of the Miller School force, more than 100 strong, which continues to work tirelessly to save survivors of the catastrophic Jan. 12 earthquake.
Just a week after arriving in the demolished Haitian capital, the Miller School is ready to open a temporary 240-plus bed hospital at the edge of the international airport, expanding the urgent care center the University established a day after the Jan. 12 earthquake left hundreds of thousands injured and the impoverished nation in ruins.
Under Tough Conditions, Miller School Physicians Continue Medical Relief Efforts in Haiti 01.18.2010
Nearly a week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, Miller School doctors, among the first responders to rush to the nation in need, are still there treating hundreds of the injured and the saving the lives of some of the sickest patients.
Despite major therapeutic advances, congestive heart failure remains a leading cause of death and disability. There is currently no therapy that fully reverses heart failure and/or left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, leaving physicians with a great need for viable treatments.
Toiling under primitive conditions, without basic equipment, members of the Miller School’s team in Haiti have treated and triaged more than 250 survivors of Tuesday’s catastrophic earthquake, leaving William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean of clinical affairs, awestruck by their heroic efforts.
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson Lauds Miller School Doctors Who Continue to Treat Haitian Earthquake Patients 01.15.2010
The Miller School’s medical relief effort for survivors of the Haitian earthquake continues to grow both here and in the ravaged country. About 100 doctors, nurses and other personnel have made their way with supplies and equipment to a field hospital at the Port-au-Prince airport.
As a Miller School medical team continues to work around the clock to save the lives of earthquake survivors in Haiti, University of Miami doctors are treating patients evacuated from the devastated country.