After 2 years, the Falmouth Hospital now has a portable ultrasound machine, thanks to a US$25,000 donation from The Links Incorporated Milwaukee Chapter from the US.
From WTMJ – Milwaukee
The Links Incorporated Milwaukee Chapter recently returned from a trip to Jamaica to deliver a lifesaving machine. It was the culmination of two years of fundraising.
They delivered a portable ultrasound to Falmouth Hospital in Trelawny. The hospital has been without an ultrasound for two years.
Pat Pearman, Program Chair of the Milwaukee Links said, “The surgeon came in in his scrubs and he wept as he thanked us for this donation. That patient had been waiting 12 hours in the ER with his family for the scan.
Milwaukee Chief Judged Maxine White is president of the Milwaukee Links. The group raised $25,000 to donate towards a portable ultrasound.
Pat Pearman is Director of Global Operations and Programs with GE Healthymagination.
GE greatly discounted the price of the portable ultrasound which will serve an area where the average per capita income is 4 thousand dollars a year.
But now residents have access to a portable ultrasound. White and Pearman take pride in their humanitarian mission. Both know the technology will not only help people in poverty but ultimately save lives.
This donation follows on the heels of one from the Port Authority of Jamaica.