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Meet Our Patients from the 2016 Pacemaker Trip

In 2016, US missioner Dr. Joseph Wu, an electrophysiologist from UCLA Medical Center, traveled to Santa Cruz to work alongside our Bolivian partners at San Juan de Dios Hospital. The trip helped to integrate St. Jude Medical, a new corporate donor, into our Pacemaker Program. Dr. Wu accompanied staff on home visits with patients and their families. Here are a few of their stories.

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Flowers and Firecrackers: Women Celebrate Mission in Tiquipaya

 During this week in which we celebrate both International Women’s Day and San Juan de Dios, our mission recognizes the importance of female patients voicing their needs to seek medical care, without fear of shame. Most of all, we celebrate the power of women contributing to a higher standard of care -- and living longer and happier lives.  

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A Lesson in Love and Selflessness in Bolivia

As we arrive the first day in the five-ward, forty-bed Tiquipaya Municipal Hospital in the outskirts of Cochabamba, the patient line is forming. Word is out that we are here, and by 8 am, patients and families are waiting to be seen.

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