Medical Mission to Dominican Republic

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Boys Town National Research Hospital is spreading its mission of saving children worldwide. In October, David Chait, M.D., Associate Director of Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat Institute, and five additional medical personnel from Boys Town National Research Hospital, traveled to Santiago, Dominican Republic on a medical mission.

“These children live in a medically untreated population and this was will be the first time many have seen a physician,” said Dr. Chait. “Providing this needed medical care to children in the Dominican Republic was truly a rewarding experience,” said Dr. Chait.

The vision of Boys Town National Research Hospital is to strengthen children and families through life changing care. “Our physicians live the Hospital’s vision by volunteering their personal time, expertise and resources to aid many children world-wide that otherwise would not be able to access quality medical care,” said Patrick E. Brookhouser, M.D., Boys Town National Research Hospital Director.

Additional missions include:

Thomas Tonniges, M.D., Boys Town Pediatrics, helped to structure pediatric care in Kosova; Rodney Lusk, M.D.​, Director of Boys Town Ear, Nose & Throat Institute offered medical education and training in Vietnam; and Gregory Penny, M.D. and wife Katherine Penny, D.O., Boys Town Pediatrics, offered medical aid to children in Ecuador.