Friends of Tenwek is a U.S.-based, non-profit organization dedicated to developing key relationships and resources that can help Tenwek Hospital fulfill its mission. Through this web site and our newsletter, we are offering physicians who have served at Tenwek Hospital the opportunity to reconnect with the people and mission of Tenwek Hospital. We want you to be informed about and involved with what’s happening at Tenwek today.

 

Read & Suzie Vaughan Honored by World Medical Mission

Read and Suzie Vaughan were presented with World Medical Mission’s annual award, “In the Footsteps of the Great Physician,” at the 2018 Prescription for Renewal Conference, held in October. The award recognizes missionary doctors who exemplify humility, compassion, and commitment to the Gospel through selfless Christian service.

 

Read is the Friends of Tenwek “Champion” for radiology at Tenwek Hospital. He has developed a network of Christian radiologists who provide both on-site and teleradiology services for Tenwek throughout the year. He also has raised nearly $400,000 to remodel and equip Tenwek’s Radiology Department – enabling the hospital to perform over 3,000 CT scans annually.

 

Suzie initiated the “Threads of Hope” sewing school to help women in the area earn a sustainable income. She also assisted in founding a Special Needs Clinic at Tenwek that has provided hundreds of wheelchairs and other equipment for special needs children in the region.

In this video, Read and Suzie share their testimony with conference attendees.

News

Bomet Annex Will Transform Medical Care in County Capital

Tenwek Hospital leaders are poised to open the Bomet Annex early this summer, expanding outpatient care and compassion to the city’s more than 110,000 residents. Tenwek CEO Mr. Geoffrey Langat is excited by this new opportunity to transform how people receive urgent and routine care in a new setting. “We are bringing health care closer …

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FOT Donors Lead Fire Recovery Efforts

On the evening of February 9, 2018, a fast-spreading fire destroyed a multi-purpose building at Tenwek Hospital. By God’s grace, the patients sleeping in the building’s Wound Ward were safely evacuated while Tenwek staff and community members heroically fought and contained the blaze. There were no serious injuries but the building was destroyed and all …

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“Champions” Step Forward to Promote Support for Medical Specialties

When physicians and medical personnel visit Tenwek Hospital for short-term medical mission assignments, they often leave knowing they have received far more than they gave. Many feel a call to serve again. Some are so inspired that they seek new ways to extend resources from the U.S. medical community to help Tenwek strengthen its medical …

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