Published by Marlene Bray


Tebow CURE Hospital tackles lack of access to medical care

by on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

I have a confession. I’m sitting in a Starbucks as I write this article. Directly below me is a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Just down the hall is a state-of-the-art movie theater, complete with an IMAX cinema. You might be surprised to learn that I am only three blocks from Tebow CURE Hospital. Over the […]

Nurses spread CURE values

by on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:14 am

There is a running joke in the Philippines that “the best export of the Philippines is the Filipino worker!” Countries worldwide appreciate the Filipino work ethic: hardworking and reliable, with an exceptional approach to caring for others. When we ask our patients what they dream of becoming when they grow up, many tell us, “I […]

Tebow CURE’s five founding nurses

by on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:38 pm

We’ve seen a lot of changes at Tebow CURE Hospital over the last few years. As patient numbers grew, we witnessed an increase in staff, the expansion of the third floor, and spiritual growth among our team members. When we opened our doors in November 2014, dozens of staff members were anxious to serve our […]

Tebow CURE Hospital celebrates third-floor grand opening!

by on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:01 pm

For the nearly four years since Tebow CURE Hospital opened its doors, the elevators mysteriously “skipped” the third floor. Visitors would ask why, and over the years, the stories became more creative and even a little silly. We would joke, “Oh, that’s the employee’s secret disco club,” or, “That’s the penthouse suite!” After a shared […]

Dr. Jun Valera’s Partnership with SIGN International

by on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:02 pm

For the past five years, Dr. Jun Valera has made a fall pilgrimage to Richland, Washington. A town of 60,000 people in the middle of the desert landscape of eastern Washington state, it’s not exactly a prime tourist area. But except for a brief stop at Pike’s Market in Seattle, Dr. Jun’s objective isn’t tourism; […]

Dr. Shelley Oliver reviews a patient's leg in the operating room

One woman’s journey to joy as an orthopedic surgeon

by on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:52 am

“I did not want to become a doctor. When I was in high school, my friends and I would talk about career paths, and most of my friends wanted to be physicians. I didn’t want to do what everyone else was doing.” Dr. Shelley Oliver’s honest words may surprise some. Her path to medical missions […]

Elvie: ‘Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself.’

by on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 11:04 pm

“I tell parents it’s normal to be nervous and scared, but be brave. Be cool, trust in the Lord, and believe in yourself. You’re strong. You can do anything. Moms always know what’s best for their children. But everyone here at CURE will give the best they have to cure and heal your kids.”

Volunteer physical therapist helps those often overlooked

by on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Lauren jumped right in and learned new techniques from our staff while also sharing some of her knowledge. She endured long, hot, and uncomfortable road trips to our mobile clinics with a smile.

Nurse Jhun: Healing clubfoot is priceless

by on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Nurse Jhun is affectionately referred to as “Master Caster” by his coworkers. He has been yelled at, kicked at, and he has had toddlers cry at the mere sight of him during their follow up appointments. Despite all of this, Nurse Jhun has become more than a little obsessed with healing kids who have clubfoot.

Tebow CURE creates “winter wonderland” on a dime

by on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm

A “simple” decorating contest turns the hospital into a competitive, festive atmosphere for patients and employees alike.

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