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1:22 pm
Tue January 26, 2010

Murray Hospital Sends Team to Haiti

Murray, KY – Murray-Calloway County Hospital is sending two of its staff along with medical supplies to Haiti. Surgical Tech Cindy Ivy and Anesthetist Ernest Ayo will arrive today in Jacmel, a city south of Port-au-Prince. Ivy says they found out last night and anticipate staying there for about a week.

"I'm going to help an orthopedic surgeon. He said we would be doing a lot of fractures and repairing bones; people that have been injured in the catastrophe," she says. "So, I'm excited this hospital has connected with other teams and allowing us to go do this."

Ivy and Ayo are using their own vacation time to take the trip, while the Murray Hospital's Endowment Fund is helping pay for the teams' travel expenses. Western Baptist in Paducah is donating some pharmaceuticals.

You can give to this local effort by contacting Murray-Calloway County Hospital at (270)762-1908 or (270) 762-1800.