Posts from 2020
Nagamangala 2020 – Thank you, see you next year!
The final two days of a mission must work like clock-work. Each case is given a final post-operative assessment and several patients require burn dressing changes performed under anesthesia because otherwi... Read More »
New to Rotaplast – We hope you’ll join us again!
Nagamangala is a wonderful Rotaplast mission introduction for our first-time team members. A warm welcome to Sheree Anderson, RN in our PACU, and Cathy McCullough, RN in the OR, for their expert care-givin... Read More »
Rotaplast Operating Room Two – Dr. Rick and OR Nurse Marilyn
Rick Zienowicz, MD Mission 8 and Marilyn Santiago, RN Mission 35 (wow!) have been working together from Pre-Clinic 10 days ago, through seven days of operating (listening to Dr. Rick’s music in the O... Read More »
Key Rotaplast Members – Integral functional roles
Every mission has specific functional job roles often disparate from one another but each integral to the ability to provide care to so many in such a short period of time. Roger Schulte on his 4th mission... Read More »
Paulette, Paulette and Paula – What are the odds on the same mission?
This trio serves many critical mission services – Paulette Schulte, her 2nd mission, is our Ward Coordinator, overseeing families and patients from their arrival for surgery until transfer to the pre-ope... Read More »
Team Members Amie and Terri – Your experience is invaluable
Amie Kimberly, DO wears many hats on her 8th mission with Rotaplast. Pre-operative health history collection, day of surgery “go” verification, medication dispensing, follow up care, and lots a... Read More »
Rotaplast Training – Spreading knowledge and best practices
We are fortunate Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital has been so supportive of our work here and open to their staff and students watching and learning from our experienced team. Reside... Read More »
Nagamangala Leadership Team – Above and Beyond
The foundation of a great team begins with committed and experienced leaders. Nagamangala was privileged to be led by some of Rotaplast’s best! Randy Floyd, Mission Director, Todd Farnworth, Medical Dire... Read More »
Rotaplast anesthesia team – Sweet Dreams
Ensuring safety and comfort to our patients before, during and after surgery, Rotaplast is pleased to welcome back Hannah Le Nguyen, MD, Mission 5, Sheila Wong, MD, Mission 6 and Vijay Vijayakumar, MD, Mis... Read More »
Exploring Naganmangala – Refuel & Replenish
The entire mission team was treated to an all-day outing sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bangalore North. After a private meeting with Shri Shri Shri Nirmalananda Swamiji at the 3,000 year-old Sri Yoganara... Read More »
Rotaplast Mission Adult Patients – Grandparents deserve beautiful smiles too!
While Rotaplast primarily serves pediatric patients, there is always a place for adults in our surgical planning. This kind 60 year-old gentleman will go back to work with new found confidence and pride. A... Read More »
Wrap-A-Smile – Providing color & comfort to patients and families
We are grateful and thankful to the kind Wrap-a-Smile Rotarians around the world for bringing smiles to the team as we unwrap each special work of art, and warmth to the patients and families cared for ove... Read More »
Post-Op Clinic – Ensuring Success
Each morning and evening our surgeons and pediatricians, Todd, Rick, Bryan and Amie round with the increasing number of post-surgical patients. Suture removal, diet management, care and discharge instructi... Read More »
Surgery Day 1 – Time to make a difference
Always one of the most exciting mission days, everyone is up early and ready to go! Following the ever important All Staff Safety Meeting, final room details are checked and the first patients of the day m... Read More »
Pre-Clinic Day – Power of Partnership
When you combine an experienced mission team, an engaged local Rotary association and supportive hospital staff, Pre-Clinic day was as organized and as efficient as we could hope for. Local Rotarians and m... Read More »
Nagamangala 2020 – What a welcome!
After a long but thankfully uneventful 28 hours from SFO to Bangalore, the team was welcomed with heartfelt hospitality by the Rotary Club of Bangalore North and the administration and staff of the Adichun... Read More »
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