Surgery Huebner Antigua

Most of Huebner Team 624Jeremy, Dr. Wani's ENT patient, with his sweet mama in pre-op.Dr. Jeff Chimenti in the operating room (OR).Tammy Estrada, scrub tech, and Caitlin McClanahan, circulator, pose for a quick snap while Dr. Terry Villarreal, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Manish Wani work on an ENT patient mid-case.Dr. Jeff Chimenti, ENT, and Mike Garza, scrub tech, count instruments.Dr. Dennis Knoernschild says good anesthesia should look very boring.Mike Garza scrubs in with Dr. Jeff Chimenti on an ENT case.Jeremy is all smiles before surgery! Here Sally Kolenda, photojournalist and interpreter, prays with him before surgery.Kathy Huebner, OR director, squeezes a dab of ointment out for Mike Garza, scrub tech for a GYN case.Drs. Jeff Chimenti and Manish Wani, ENTs, complete their surgical records and post-operative reports.Sonia Moran, anesthesia tech, comforts one of the sweet patients she screened during triage.Jaime DeLeon, Faith in Practice staff, leads Huebner Team 624 orientation at the Quinta.Dr. Camille Boon, gynecologist, smiles with her husband, Dr. John Boon, urologist.Maria Haydee López, one of our Faith in Practice in-country volunteers, with patients on triage day.And a sillier side of Huebner Team 624!On triage day, the team prays with all of the patients before we begin. We also sing "Happy Birthday" to Maria Jose, one of the Faith in Practice employees!Team Huebner 624 settles in for the Obras orientation on triage day.The ladies of the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) smile on the first surgical day!At Casa de Fe, a little girl and her mom receive these sweet dresses, donated by you!Another mother daughter pair on our trip! Amy Kaylor is our pharmacist, and Kathy Connolley is an RN.Tammy Estrada is always camera ready! Toni Laas, interpreter, and Amy Leigh Paul, ward doctor, in pre-op with Katherine, Dr. Wani's patient and the girl who broke the piñata at Casa de Fe!Amy Kaylor, pharmacist, is ready to dispense medicine for the day.Bob Ewing, logistics manager, gives this Katherine pointers before she delivers the final hit to the piñata!Tammy Estrada, scrub tech, and Sam McClanahan, circulator, review the patient's chart.Adults love piñatas, too!Kathy Huebner comforts one of our youngest patients before his surgery.Team ENT reviewing the day's schedule.Cam Dean, PACU nurse, loves on this sweet boy and his mother in recovery.Amy Kaylor, pharmacist, mixes a suspension in recovery.Diane Johnston, circulator, is on the hunt for supplies during a case with Dr. Manny Ayyar.Evan Huegel, our clergy, comforts patients awaiting surgery.Sam McClanahan, PACU nurse, gives me a smile while caring for a patient just out from surgery.Dr. Camille Boone, Dr. John Boone & Dr. Harold Daily (with Minnie)!Our nurses deliver magnificent care.Sally Kolenda, and Toni playing with patients in pre-op. Everyone loves a tiny stuffed animal!Dr. Raja Palvadi, anesthesiologist, and Sonia Moran, anesthesia tech, prep a urology patient for a spinal injection..Dr. Manish Wani evaluates a young man during ENT triage.Drs. Jeff Chimenti and Manish Wani pose with their ENT patient during triage. We are fortunate to have Dr. Roberto Fuentes, a Guatemalan maxillofacial surgeon, and Maria Jose, Faith in Practice staff, assist them throughout the week as well.Jeremy smiles for the camera during his anethesia screening.Dr. Jeff Johnston completes Jeremy's anthesia screening.Dr. John Boon, urologist, and Karina Contreras, interpreter, answer patient Felipe's questions during triage.Evan Huegel, our clergy, hands out cookies to patients awaiting triage. He prays with many of them, too!Dr. Terry Villarreal, anesthesiologist, and his interpreter, Karina Fernandez, review a patient’s file.Vivian MacDonnell, our ward doc, loves on Jandell, one of her favorite patients, during triage.Anesthesia is busy on triage day! Dr. Raja Palvadi and Sonia Moran conduct an anesthesia screening for a patient programmed for surgery.Vivian MacDonnell gives instructions for surgery prep while Dr. Dennis Knoernschild checks vitals.Dr. Manny Ayyar, general surgeon, and Toni Laas, interpreter, pose for a photo with their patient during triage.Scrub techs set up the operating rooms.Like father, like daughter. Caitlin and Sam McClanahan.Lunchtime!Dr. Manny Ayyar and Toni Laas catch a quick break during triage.Lunchtime!Dr. Manny Ayyar and his wife, Dr. Monika Ayyar, study a patient during surgery.Nurse Cam Dean in the recovery room.Mikki WIlson and Eileen Davis, urology circulator and scrub tech, pose for a pic at the end of the day.Dr. Dennis Knoernschild working anesthesia in the GYN room.The general surgery team!Kathy Huebner, BSN, scrubs in during an abdominal hysterectomy.Dr. Manish Wani is in the zone.Dr. Terry Villarreal works anesthesia for another ENT case.Dr. Camille Boon, gynecologist, and Dr. John Boon, urologist, work to remove a massive fibroid from a gynecological patient.Laura Cousar, team administrator, gives an update at the meeting. Laura hands out postcards from prayer partners at First United Methodist Church in Sugar Land.Caitlin McClanahan and Sally Kolenda lead praise and worship during devotional.These crosses are given to each team member as a symbol of the mission.With no cook on the team this year, Kathy and Bridget have been pulling double duty!Dr. Raja Palvadi, Eileen Daniels and Dr. John Boon pose before starting their next urology case.Bob Ewing, logistics manager, and Bridget Yeung, finance manager, clean up after yet another delicious meal!The McClanahan father-daughter duo (Sam and Caitlin) show off their matching hats!Amy Kaylor reviews medications in her pharmacy.Anesthesiologist Terry Villarreal during an ENT case.Cassie McClanahan’s handwritten recipe for banana bread looks divine!Marilyn Ewing, Casa de Fe care coordinator, coats banana bread tins before baking.Bob Ewing, logistics manager, reviews the construction of this column at Casa de Fe.A patient relaxes on a bench at Casa de Fe.Bridget Yeung, financial manager, is moonlighting as our cook this year! We stopped at Epicure to pick up chicken for the soup she’ll make for Casa de Fe.Bridget Yeung admires my mango at checkout.Every time Bridget Yeung makes a purchase on behalf of the team, she has to fill out paperwork. The attendant was surprised when I took the photo!Bob Ewing and Bridget Yeung pick up banana bread for breakfast at Doña Luisa’s, a team favorite!When they’re not baking, Cassie and Marilyn help Casa de Fe staff with laundry.Cassie McClanahan mixes banana bread batter for Casa de Fe guests. The shower stalls at Casa de Fe are always clean.Cassie McClanahan and Marilyn Ewing, Casa de Fe care coordinators, let me take one photo with their hair nets on. From breads to cinnamon rolls, this pair has been baking all week! Casa de Fe guests give them 5 stars!ENT patient Katherine arrives back at Casa de Fe to recover from surgery.Casa de Fe is the Faith in Practice version of Ronald McDonald House.Casa de Fe recycles!Guests dry their laundry on the roof of Casa de Fe.The Casa de Fe residence is divided with men’s quarters upstairs.FUMC Sugar Land supports the Casa de Fe tile program.The women’s quarters are downstairs at Casa de Fe.

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