With hundreds of thousands confirmed dead, hundreds of thousands of others displaced, injured, orphaned or homeless, and powerful aftershocks adding to the devastation and chaos in Haiti, we can never lose sight of our moral obligation to do what we can, when we can.

This is a tragedy of unimaginable proportions and one that has left me experiencing conflicting emotions. On the one hand, I feel extraordinarily proud of and moved by our Health System and campus communities for the outpouring of generosity and ongoing commitment to help victims of this disaster. On the other hand, I feel frustrated that I can’t do more to help. I know many of you feel this way, too. Continue reading

UMHS Response to Haiti Crisis

Good morning, everyone.

The situation in Haiti following Tuesday’s devastating 7.0 earthquake has been weighing heavily on my mind. With victims still presumed buried under rubble, injured families sleeping in the streets and aftershocks threatening more destruction, we must act urgently. Our mission obligates us to take a pro-active position to offer substantive humanitarian support as quickly as possible and volunteer our considerable resources to the recovery and healing process. Continue reading