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Pennsylvania Doctors, Husband and Wife, Will Move to Philippines to Care for Children at CURE International Hospital

Dr. Bill Hennrikus and Dr. Eileen Hennrikus





CURE Philippines was established in 2014 in partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation

GRAND RAPIDS, MI- October 19, 2021: CURE International, an NGO operating a global network of pediatric hospitals, announces Dr. Bill Hennrikus and Dr. Eileen Hennrikus will put their years of experience and medical and surgical talents to work at Tebow CURE Hospital to improve the lives of children suffering from treatable disabilities starting November 8, 2021. They currently reside in Hershey, PA and serve as Emeritus Professors at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

“CURE International is proud to attract some of the best and brightest to our hospitals to serve children who need our help,” said CURE International President and CEO Justin Narducci. “Bill and Eileen will join our talented Filipino hospital team to make a world of difference to the children of the Philippines.”

Bill and Eileen are the only physician couple to have been elected to the Penn State College of Medicine Distinguished Educator Society.

Dr. Bill Hennrikus received his medical degree from Georgetown University, his Orthopaedic Residency Training at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, and his fellowship training at Boston Children’s Hospital – the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. He is past Chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Orthopaedic Section and a past member of the boards of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA) and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Bill Hennrikus has authored more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters.

“It is a privilege to be in a position to offer care and hope to the children of the Philippines,” said Dr. Bill Hennrikus. “Eileen and I are so excited to join the CURE team because we know the amazing work they have done — and continue to do — for children suffering with treatable disabilities.”

Dr. Eileen Hennrikus also received her medical degree from Georgetown University. She is a professor of medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and an Internal Medicine Specialist in Hershey, PA. Dr. Eileen Hennrikus has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. At Penn State, she has served as co-director of first-year Scientific Principles of Medicine and as a clinical skills adviser in Foundations of Patient-Centered Care.

“Bill and I have been associated with CURE International for years and have seen first-hand the good they do around the world,” said Dr. Eileen Hennrikus. “For us, to be able to join in that mission is a dream come true.”

Thousands of young lives are changed every year because of the dedication of doctors like the Hennrikus’ who put their abilities to work for some of the most deserving children in the world. Their efforts are multiplied through in-country staff training opportunities, allowing their impact to spread even farther. To learn more about ways you can support CURE’s mission, visit https://cure.org/.

 

About the Tebow CURE Hospital

Established in 2014 through a partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation, CURE Philippines performs over 700 life-changing reconstructive plastic and orthopedic surgeries every year for children suffering from treatable disabilities. Strategically located in Davao City, the hospital has 30 beds and three operating rooms to treat children with conditions like clubfoot, cleft lip and palate as well as disabilities following chronic burn contractures.

 

About CURE International

CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization operating a global network of eight children’s hospitals that offer free surgical interventions for children living with treatable disabilities. CURE hospitals provide life-changing care for children suffering from conditions such as cleft lip/palate, neglected clubfoot, bowed legs, burn contractures, spina bifida, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has completed more than 5 million patient visits and 300,000 life-changing surgeries. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.

 

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