Welcome Home Reception
Tue, 2/16/2010 4:37 PM
We welcomed our medical mission team home this afternoon with a reception that celebrated all the work our clinicians offered to the people of Haiti. Team leader Dr. Sunny Anand, chief of Critical Care at Le Bonheur, thanked those who had a hand in helping the team, but said it was most fulfilling to share in teamwork. Children who came to them dehydrated and broken left smiling and with a better future because of the work our team offered.
"We were there simply because we wanted to take care of the children and their families in Haiti," he said.
The reception was attended by our community partners, local leaders, hospital staff and the team’s families.
"This is a city that cares," said Memphis Mayor AC Wharton. "These are our ambassadors."
Our president and CEO, Meri Armour, spoke of how important it is for an organization like ourselves to step up for children all over the world, not just in our community.
"We are a world-class hospital and world-class hospitals take care of the world’s children."
Pictures from today's reception:
Team members gather on stage as they are honored for the work they did in Haiti.
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton speaks to the crowd and team members.
Hundreds of people turned out to honor the Haiti team.
The reception featured a cake with the team’s photo on it.
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