Dr. Robert Oakes, cardiothoracic surgeon with Bryan Heart, and Bryan employees Vic Grdina, perfusionist and Sheryl Sanders, RN are back from an amazing journey. They were part of the Team Heart mission to provide heart surgery to Rwandan people who don’t have access to this level of care. The team reports the trip was a huge team effort and success that included:• 16 cardiac surgeries for very sick and very young patients• Tropical storms and power outages• Transporting patients from the OR to the ICUunder umbrellas• Celebrating how well all our patients did and theirgreat progress• Working from 6:30 am to midnight or later• Enjoying the local culture and making new friends• Looking forward to seeing our patients again nextFebruary when we return…God willing.“I’d like to thank my Bryan co-workers and the community who followed us on Facebook for your support throughout our trip. It means a great deal to us,” shares Dr. Oakes. “ We’re eager to share more about our experience with you.” Join us to share details of their amazing trip. Dr. Oakes and the team are planning a special presentation share more about our experience with you.” You’ll also get the chance to see Rwandan art and crafts.
Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PMCentral Time
Bryan East Campus - Plaza Conference Center1500 S. 48th StLincoln, Nebraska 68506
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