Meet the Crew: Orthopedic Operating Team
Dr. Frank and Kathleen Haydon have led our orthopedic operating team aboard the Africa Mercy since 2009. Dr. Frank is our lead orthopedic surgeon while Kathleen is an operating room nurse and the orthopedic operating room team leader.
“The first year we came in was much more intense,” shares Kathleen. “We brought with us what we know from home and the rush of the OR’s and go-go-go and here it’s more relational. I think that has been a good growing thing for us. These are lives that are being touched and changed and we have to slow down and enjoy it.”
“What keeps us coming back is the transformation of the kids we take care of,” says Dr. Frank. “You can see them come to life and start to shine before your very eyes and starting to do things that are relatively simple for us but not available to them. It’s gratifying to us to participate in their miracles.”
“It’s quite fun,” Kathleen shares. “We met working together. We used to work together many years ago. It’s fun being able to come back here and work side by side. We enjoy it. I think we make a good team in the OR.”
Thanks for all that you do Dr. Frank and Nurse Kathleen!
Raising the Bar for Safe Surgical Care on World Health Day
Dr. Juliette Tuakli speaks on what the theme for this year’s World Health Day, “Health for All,” really looks like on the continent of Africa.
A Legacy of Hope and Healing
Celebrating the surgeon behind the first operation on the Global Mercy. Learn more about Dr Rachel Buckingham.
First Patient Recieves Surgery on the Global Mercy®
Meet orthopedic patient Amadou, who received the first surgery on board the hospital ship Global Mercy®
Mercy Ships Canada and Foresight for IT Celebrate 5 Years of Corporate Social Responsibility
Honoring and acknowledging the support from our vital partner, Foresight for IT, as we celebrate five years together.
A Young Leader’s Philanthropic Inspiration
Discover how a young girl inspires others by making a generous donation to Mercy Ships Canada
Creating New Connections: Mercy Ships Canada and the Francophone Nursing Community
Find out how Mercy Ships Canada is getting involved with the French speaking nursing community.