Mercer On Mission

2016 Blog

This blog is made and updated by Mercer undergrads. Throughout our time in Honduras, students from the various disciplines will write about their experiences serving. 

Hospital Tour

Today we left the compound we've been staying at for some much needed R&R this weekend. We have the privilege of being able to stay at a nice hotel tonight and go sight seeing tomorrow. Before checking into the hotel we're staying at tonight though, we visited the public hospital that serves the state we are in. 

The hospital compound was large with a bright yellow building as its entrance. We were given a tour by the medical director who was also an epidemiologist. He graciously allowed us to see the maternity wing and talked to us about the hospital's involvement in the community. It is the only public hospital in the state, and they usually see over 100,000 patients in a year. 

However, they only have around 150 beds for inpatients. You could tell the medical director really cared about his hospital and its patients. He told us several times how they serve as many people as possible but a lot of times they simply don't have the space or resources. After a week of clinics and seeing the hospital, I am so glad we have been given the opportunity to serve these amazing people and help as much as we can. 

Mackenzie, Undergrad

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