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Clinica San Lorenzo

The following are some pictures of the clinic.

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The front entrances to the clinic. 

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The kitchen.

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The sitting area off the kitchen.  Jane has multiple boxes of supplies stored here.

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My email station.  The computer is hooked up to the phone line.  Our connection is via a long distance call to Quito to the Internet service provider.

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My bed with the mosquito netting in place.

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The clinic building. 

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The albergue where the patients stayed. 

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Behind the albergue is the new ministry building.  This is where the kid’s club and the women’s ministry meetings take place. 

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The algergue has been repainted and the entrance has been improved with cement tile and some landscaping.

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Between cases Jane would move to her “dictation booth” to complete the chart.  She has coverted a lot of the chart into the computer and this allows her to enter the data quicker and print a nice document for the chart.

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The operating room.

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Operating room.  Jane is talking on the phone while we are awaiting another surgery.

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Jane’s supply shelves.

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These cabinets contain supplies and anesthesia medications and other medications for the operating room.

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The autoclaves for sterilization of drapes and instruments.

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The utility sink where we scrub for surgery and where the laundry is cleaned by hand before going into the washing machine.

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Looking at the side of the clinic building toward the house where we stay.  The cement structure is the cistern for fresh water.

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Jane is soon to start construction on a new building to expand the clinic.  This will sit behind the current clinic building and will be a major improvement in the facility.  It will be 2 stories with a new operating room and several new consultation rooms.  The current clinic building will then house a pharmacy and hopefully a laboratory as well as places for storage and equipment.  There are several Fort Wayne physicians who have committed financially to make this building a reality for Jane.  We were hoping that we could break ground while I was there so I could get some pictures; however, the details could not be worked out quick enough for that.  Jane has a work team coming in November to help with the construction.  I would hope her new building will be ready for use by the first of the year.

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This is the site of the new building.

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Drawing for the first floor of the building.

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Second floor.

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Jane and Angelita are talking with a family member of one of our patients.

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Jorge and Angelita with Gonzalo and his grandson in the background.  Gonzalo’s wife, Nancy, is our cook and building in the background is her kitchen.

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Jorge is an optometrist and Angelita works with Jane in the operating room as well as helps with patients when surgery is not occurring.

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Nancy’s kitchen.

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Looking at the albergue from the porch of the house where we eat and sleep.

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Gonzalo’s grandson.  He really enjoys getting his picture taken.  He kept after me all the time wanting me to take his picture.

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Gonzalo and Angelita are listening to Jane as she talks with the team.

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Maria Luisa sitting at her desk.

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Jorge was leaning through the window grate.

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Angelita’s granddaughter.

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The heart of this ministry.

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