Haiti Relief Efforts
Communication from Ginger Figg, President of Norton Physician Services
We have all been touched by the human suffering in Haiti. As you know, Norton Healthcare has stepped forward in many ways to help, including donations from the Norton family that will be matched by Norton Healthcare, donations of medical supplies, and other ways that are still being explored.
You may have seen news media coverage about several physicians employed by Norton Healthcare who plan to go to Haiti to provide medical care. Each has been motivated by devout faith and an overriding desire to help the Haitian people in this time of unimaginable crisis and need. Please join me in thanking these selfless and dedicated physicians who are willing to leave their families to enter a very difficult and largely unknown environment to treat people in great need. Their compassion and commitment are truly remarkable.
Local doctors prepare to go to Haiti - Courier Journal
Josh Meier, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with Children’s Orthopaedics of Louisville, part of Norton Orthopaedic Care; a member of the Kosair Children’s Hospital medical staff; and a clinical professor with the University of Louisville Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Meier, who will leave for Haiti tomorrow (Saturday) morning, is likely one of the first, if not THE first, Louisville physicians to go to Haiti. He is part of a dedicated pediatric surgical team assembled by Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis.
The 13-person medical mission team will be working at the Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis clinic, located in Croix des Bouquets near Port-au- Prince. Dr. Meier is one of only two pediatric orthopaedic surgeons on the team. The team’s tentative plans are to return to the United States around Feb. 12.
Read Dr. Meier's Blog
Zack Stearns, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with Norton Orthopaedic Specialists – Audubon, also part of Norton Orthopaedic Care. He is part of a Doctors Without Borders group that may leave within the next two weeks and spend one to two weeks in Haiti. Dr. Stearns has previously gone on several mission trips and is anxious to get to Haiti to help, either with Doctors Without Borders or another group.
John Hines, M.D., is a semi-retired family medicine physician who works part-time at several Norton Immediate Care Centers. Dr. Hines is finalizing plans to go to Haiti with a church-affiliated organization in late February, and plans to spend about a month in Haiti. Like Dr. Stearns, Dr. Hines has been on several previous mission trips and is anxious to get to Haiti to help.