Lemoyne, PA (February 25, 2014) - CURE International has begun the search for the first Medical Director for the Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines. The hospital, built in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, will open later this year. CURE is seeking an orthopedic surgeon with experience in a management role and a heart to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.
Construction of the Tebow CURE Hospital has been underway on the island of Mindanao since February 2012. Executive Director Leron Lehman arrived in 2013 to oversee the completion of the building and the hiring of the remaining personnel. "It's exciting that we have reached the point in the development of the Tebow CURE Hospital that we are ready to bring on our first Medical Director," said Lehman. "This person will be instrumental in hiring and developing the rest of the medical staff. It's one step closer to being ready to open our doors."
The Tebow CURE hospital is one of the primary outreach initiatives of the Tim Tebow Foundation. "I was born in the Philippines, and my parents have been missionaries to that area for over 30 years. The Philippines have always had a special place in my heart," Tebow said. "I'm excited to be a part of this hospital that will bring physical and spiritual healing to thousands of children who would not otherwise have access to care."
The Tebow CURE Hospital will provide pediatric orthopedic surgical care, helping children with treatable conditions like clubfoot and spinal deformities. The Medical Director will be playing a part in helping restore hope to many deserving children in the Philippines. Individuals interested in applying for the position of Medical Director can do so at http://cure.org/jobs.
About the Tim Tebow Foundation
The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring faith, hope, and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation is accomplishing this mission everyday by building the Tebow CURE Hospital for children of the Philippines in partnership with CURE International, fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses through the W15H program, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children's hospitals around the world, providing care for more than 1,100 orphans in four countries and encouraging service to others through Team Tebow and Team Tebow Kids. Please visit http://www.timtebowfoundation.org for more information.
Tim Tebow Foundation
About CURE International
CURE International's mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. It is the largest provider of reconstructive surgery to disabled children in the developing world. Since opening the doors of its first surgical teaching hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, in 1998, CURE's focus on bringing healing to developing nations has resulted in more than 2.1 million patient visits and over 150,000 surgeries to correct physically disabling conditions. CURE hospitals are located in Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia. The Tebow CURE Hospital is also currently under construction in the Philippines. CURE has also trained more than 6,600 medical professionals, raising the standard of care in the countries where it operates. Please visit http://cure.org for more information.
We are fulfilling that mission everyday by building the Tebow CURE Hospital for children of the Philippines in partnership with CURE International, fulfilling the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses through the W15H Program, building "Timmy's Playrooms" in children's hospitals around the world, providing care for more than 1,100 orphans in four countries, and encouraging service to others through Team Tebow and Team Tebow Kids.
More than 100 million physically disabled children in the developing world can be cured through surgery. These children have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without care, they won't go to school, will have little hope for a future, and many will die from their condition.
CURE's mission is to bring 100% physical and spiritual healing to these children. CURE is a non-profit organization that operates hospitals and programs in 29 countries around the world where patients experience the life-changing message of God's love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.
Since CURE's first hospital opened in Kenya in 1998, we have seen over 2.1 million patients and provided over 150,000 life-changing surgeries.