- Posted March 10, 2010 by
Port Au Prince, Haiti
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Haiti earthquake aftermath
Centre de Diagnostique et de Traitement Intégré (CDTI) Hospital - Haiti
Centre de Diagnostique et de Traitement Intégré (CDTI) - Brief History before January 12th, 2010
• Through the Vision of the Jean-Marc Savain (JMS) Foundation, CDTI was built in 2006 and inaugurated in January 2007 as the only modern integrated healthcare institution in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is committed to guaranteeing a top tier level of quality and specialized care and services to its patients.
• With an 18 bed inpatient capacity, CDTI also offers a wide array of specialties including: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Nephrology, Conventional and Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastro-intestinal Endoscopy, Anesthetics, Orthopedics/Trauma, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Ob/Gyn, Urology, Pediatrics/Neonatology, Dermatology.
• CDTI has a state of the art imaging center with the only CT Scanner integrated into a hospital structure in Haiti, a modern laboratory, an outpatient pharmacy and a 24-hour Emergency Room. CDTI is a Pioneer by being the first facility with a central gas system in Haiti.
• CDTI is the Medical Referral Center for the Embassies and the International Community in Haiti.
• Amongst its many success stories, in November 2009, CDTI, in collaboration with the Haitian Center for Renal Transplant and the University of Miami, made possible Haiti’s first Renal Transplant Surgery
CDTI on and after the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Tuesday January 12th, 2010
• CDTI has become more of a cornerstone in providing emergency and urgent care since the earthquake. CDTI’s Founder Dr. Reynold SAVAIN opened the Hospital’s doors to the population and with the support of its invaluable Staff, provided Free and Unlimited Access to all its medical services (ER, Operating Rooms, Imaging Center, Laboratory, Kitchen, and Laundry Service) to All injured Haitians.
• CDTI has partnered with Doctors and local and international groups that have supplied Volunteers, Medical Supplies and Food in order to provide the best integrated medical care in Port-Au-Prince.
• Haitian Partners include: The Haitian Government, ProfaLab, the Haitian branch of the International Red Cross Committee, REINBOLD Import Export, Maison VILLEDROUIN & Co, Alaska and the Barjon Family, Richard Coles and Dr. Eddy Jean-Baptiste.
• International Partners include: LDS Charities, Airline Ambassadors International, Real Medicine Foundation, The SAMU and French Fire Department from Martinique, Guadeloupe and Paris, The French Firefighters Association, The Mexican Navy, HumaniTerra, Water for Life, Direct Relief, No Boundaries Prosthetic Foundation, Crisis Response International, Handicap International, Hope Force International, Samaritan Air, Jordan international, NATAN and the Israeli Army.
• CDTI has collaborated with Medical Volunteers from around the world including: USA-represented by Volunteers from over 20 States, France, Spain, England, Canada, Peru, Germany, Israel, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Portugal, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Holland and Mexico.
• Patients Volume and Activity: Since this disaster, CDTI has treated more than 9,000 patients. Over 600 life- saving surgeries and 1,000 wound debridement have been performed, with an average of 33 surgeries per day up until the beginning of March 2010. CDTI’s Imaging Center has done over 3,000 X-rays and close to 200 Ultrasounds. CDTI’s kitchen serves two meals daily to more than 200 people. All these services are being provided Free of Charge. In addition to the 65 inpatients currently “housed” in the hospital’s yard in tents (due the facility’s structural damage), CDTI continues to provide care to 160 patients and performs 10 surgeries daily.
How can YOU Support CDTI’s current Humanitarian Mission and Long Term Sustainability
In order for CDTI to continue to provide quality integrated care to the earthquake’s victims and remain the leading provider of medical services for all Haitians in need, YOU Can Support in the following ways:
• Medical Volunteers – All Specialties
• Medical Supplies
• Cash Donations and Partnership Opportunities