Children’s Hospital Physicians and Nurses Provide Medical Relief in Haiti


Four Children’s Hospital physicians and two nurses spent a week in Haiti volunteering their time to help with medical relief efforts. They were among a group of eleven medical personnel from Colorado who provided medical assistance in Port-au-Prince. Denver network channels 2, 4, 7, 9 and 31 came to the Children's on Friday, Jan. 16, to see the team loading up medical supplies donated by the hospital.

See some of the coverage:

In addition, the medical team was on the same plane to Haiti as ABC7 out of Los Angeles; our physicians and nurses were included in their Jan. 18 news cast.

View the blog created by our hospital to share the medical team's Haiti relief efforts.

Jim Shmerling, Children's CEO, discusses the "Hope of Haiti."

Haitian Orphans Come Home to Colorado Families

In addition to medical relief efforts, Children's Hospital Colorado supported the efforts of the Governor’s Office this week to help relocate 32 orphans, from Maison des Enfants de Dieu orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who have adoptive parents in Colorado. Medical personnel from Children's Hospital Colorado were part of Gov. Ritter’s team of 35 Colorado physicians, nurses, social workers and other volunteers who went to Florida this weekend to help bring the Haitian children to Colorado. Children who needed immediate medical attention were brought to Children’s.