Scripps Medical Response Team Returns from Nepal Saturday
Group provided care to 2,230 patients over a three-week period
Members of the Scripps Health Medical Response Team will return Saturday evening May 23 from a three-week mission to Nepal’s earthquake disaster zone, arriving at the San Diego International Airport.
The team — Tim Collins (corporate vice president, operations and research), Patty Skoglund, RN (senior director of disaster/emergency), Debra McQuillen, RN (assistant vice president, cardiovascular services), Jan Zachry, RN (vice president and chief nursing executive), and Steve Miller, RN (senior director, clinical services) – provided medical care to approximately 2,230 patients in at least 13 isolated, mountainous villages which, in most cases, were accessible only by helicopter.
This was the only medical team from a San Diego County health system that traveled to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck April 25, killing more than 8,000 and injuring many more.
Photos from the Nepal mission are available for download.
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