On March 5th, Dr. Steven Louis and his team from Hinsdale Orthopaedics—Katelyn O’Connell, board certified physician assistant and Ann Whirl, clinical and surgical assistant—headed out for Haiti to join University of Maryland physicians and Catholic Relief Services. The team would be delivering medical treatment to Haiti’s earthquake victims at St. Francois du Sales Hospital, Port au Prince.
WBFF-TV FOX 45’s cover story “Haiti: Mission of Hope,” Jennifer Gilbert and Darren Durlach report on the University of Maryland Medical Center’s ongoing relief efforts to help the Haitian people recover from the devastating earthquake that shook the country in January 2010. This ongoing mission is a partnership with Catholic Relief Services, the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and St. Francois de Sales Hospital in Haiti.
By Don Grigas, email@example.com
Suburban Life Publications
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The first thing Dr. Steven Louis noticed upon his return trip to Haiti as part of a volunteer medical team was the quality of the air.
“When I first visited there in March — less than two months after the earthquake — the stench of decaying bodies hung in the air,” said Louis, who visited the island country recently to provide medical services to those in need.
“Back then dead bodies were still trapped beneath the rubble. On our most recent trip, you immediately noticed the odor of dead bodies was gone,” said Louis, an […]
Proviso Herald, April, 2009
Haiti’s post-earthquake recovery was the topic April 6, when Dr. Steven Louis, Hinsdale orthopedic surgeon, came to the Bellwood Public Library to speak to library patrons about his humanitarian relief work in Haiti. Dr. Louis’ program was part of the program for the first meeting of the newly formed Black history group, Moments in Black History.
Dr. Louis is an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in trauma, at Hinsdale Orthopaedics in Hinsdale, Katelyn O’Connell is a board-certified physician assistant, and Ann Whirl is a clinical and surgical assistant. […]
Letter from Dr. Steven Louis to Fellow Volunteers after Haiti Mission #1:
“It is difficult to put all of what has happened and all of what has and is still going through my head, down in plain words on paper.
When people ask me how was the trip, my first response was hell. It is a great way to let them all know right off the bat of the conditions down there, from the structural, economic, climate, transportation, security, social and political situations. They all perk up after I say this. Then I go into what great work was getting done and how […]
By SARA CLARKSON Staff Writer
The Hinsdale Orthopaedic team which was in Haiti for eight days last week returned late on Sunday night to a feast of salads and long, very long, hot and steamy showers. On Monday morning, not even 12 hours after returning, the trio of orthopaedic surgeon Steven S. Louis, M.D., physician’s assistant Katey O’Connell and orthopaedic and surgical assistant Ann Whirl, were back at the Hinsdale Orthopaedics offices, running through their pictures, talking about their showers and individual patients who had affected them.
To return to neatly ordered Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills after the rubble, frustrating medical cases, […]