Shalom: peace, wholeness, harmony, safety, soundness.
A powerful blessing.
Providing Medical Care in Guatemala:
Opportunities for Telemedicine!
Eric H. Hobson, Ph.D., Belmont University
The Shalom Foundation
The Shalom Foundation’s
Mission is to encourage
Christian values by
assistance to children and
their families living in
• Moore Pediatric Surgery Center – Opened 2011
3 O.R; 21 Bed ambulatory surgery facility
(Ortho; Optho; Uro; ENT; Plastics; Dental; General)
4 surgical missions in 2011
9 surgical missions in 2012
14 surgical missions in 2013
16 surgical missions scheduled for 2014
2,000 surgical procedures, and counting!!
All care is provided free-of-charge.
November 2013, GA Partnership for TeleHealth
placed a Telemedicine rig in The Moore Pediatric
Surgery Center, Zona 1, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Answered a need for access to surgical consults &
patient screening (pre- and post-op)
New MPSC staff member (Pediatrician) is tasked to
lead the effort.
THANK YOU, Paula and team!!!
The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center
Ongoing Needs & Opportunities:
Seek Pediatric Surgical Partners
Seek Telemedicine Partners
Seek hospitality team members