Posts tagged Orthopedics


Dr. Rick Gardner recognized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for pediatric orthopedic treatments

by on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:37 pm

CURE Ethiopia Medical Director Dr. Rick Gardner recently received recognition from the Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse for his contributions to the growth of orthopedic treatment in Ethiopia. Dr. Rick has served in CURE Ethiopia since 2013, first as an orthopedic surgeon and soon adding the role of Medical Director to his duties. In […]

Mead Minutes: A team approach to surgery

by on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Hello from the Philippines! I have left the midwest cold just as I was getting used to it. I am back in the heat and high humidity of Tebow CURE Hospital once again. We are seeing some amazing children with wild deformities here at the Tebow CURE Hospital. Yesterday, we had a 14-year-old boy with […]

Mead Minutes: Choosing to do more

by on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 12:20 pm

 Traveling the world visiting the different CURE hospitals has been challenging and instructive. CURE has a talented group of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons with vast experience in treating physical disabilities.

Mead Minutes: A hand to heal

by on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3:25 pm

Hello from the land of dust! The winds have been blowing and filling the air with a fine haze of brown. People cover up as they walk into the wind. We have been keeping busy at CURE Niger as kids with deformities just keep coming through our doors.

Mead Minutes: The story of an amazing journey

by on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

Some people mistakenly assume missionaries working overseas are the mission. Wrong. We are only a small part of a whole team.

Grand opening of Rilima clubfoot clinic

by on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 6:00 am

The Director of the center thanked the team from CURE and announced the official inauguration of clubfoot clinic in his centre. They elected a clinic coordinator, who will be our contact person at the Rilima centre, and they also designated a counselor. Together they are working to cure kids in Rwanda and to begin to eliminate clubfoot.

kids celebrating in the Philippines

Mead Minutes: Focusing on the best!

by on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 6:00 am

Now in the growth process, we will build some more complexity into the hospital. Basic committees will divide and seek in-depth studies of our process. What are we doing well? What needs improvement? What can we do to improve efficiency? Are there ways to reduce our costs yet maintain quality of care?

Mead Minutes: The power of being part of a team

by on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:37 pm

When I first arrived in Kenya I was overwhelmed. Although I had been in practice for 15 years and had seen quite a wide range of orthopedic problems, it was as if I had fallen down the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland. I looked at the children in amazement. How could these deformities exist?

Mead Minutes: Complex surgeries to restore knees

by on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Good morning from Kenya!! We are in the midst of our ‘summer’ here on the Rift. The sun is bright and strong at our 7,000+ feet of elevation. The grass has turned a crunchy brown. Tree limbs tend to sag during the day. The red dust travels everywhere, both inside and outside of buildings and […]

CURE Kenya Article

by on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 3:01 pm

Orthopedics This Week has just published an article about our hospital in Kenya in regard to a generous donation from RTI Biologics .  You can read it here. The AIC-CURE Children’s Hospital of Kenya was CURE’s very first hospital. It treats and cures thousands of children every year from all over Kenya (and beyond) with […]

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