Posted on May 9, 2016 · Posted in News, Nursing School

Nursing School Dining Hall Virtually Complete!

Dining Hall for WEBFriends of Tenwek extends sincere thanks to all who supported the expansion of Tenwek Hospital’s Nursing School and the construction of the new dining hall through your prayers and donations. Tenwek can now enroll up to 126 nursing students in its facilities! The new dining hall allows the full class of students to eat together; the facility also can be used as a classroom area. Please pray with us for the many students who will enter the school in the years to come and leave equipped to serve the medical and spiritual needs of Kenya’s people.



Thank You, Dr. Mike Chupp!

On behalf of Friends of Tenwek, I want to express our deepest thanks to Dr. Mike Chupp for the extraordinary commitment he has shown to FOT’s mission. His service as a board member has enriched and inspired us to trust and serve God in many new and exciting ways.

This summer, Mike and his wife Pam will begin a new season of ministry. Mike has accepted the position of Senior Vice President at the Christian Medical and Dental Association, a respected organization that equips Christian medical workers for service in Jesus’ name around the world.

We are deeply grateful for the 20 years of outstanding service that Mike and Pam have given to Tenwek Hospital. His leadership and expertise as both a doctor and administrator helped fuel the significant expansion of Tenwek’s hospital and community ministries.

Please pray with me for God’s richest blessing on Mike and his family as they embark on a new phase of life and ministry.

David Hoover, M.D.
President, Friends of Tenwek

 Dr. Jeff Hallett – FOT Champion for Tenwek’s Endoscopy Services

Dr. Jeff Hallett is leading FOT’s efforts to equip Tenwek Hospital with the resources it needs to treat esophageal disease. The hospital places over 300 esophageal stents annually and diagnoses some early esophageal cancers. Left unchecked, the disease devastates individuals and families throughout Kenya. Without access to the diagnostic and medical services provided by Tenwek, many are left to consult local shamans and miss the opportunity for healing and hope.

Read Dr. Hallett’s moving story here.

To continue to provide life-saving treatments, Tenwek needs seven Endoscopy/Recovery Gurneys that will be used to equip two endoscopy examination suites and a five-bed recovery room.  This will allow more Kenyans to have endoscopy and allow surgical procedures to be safely performed, especially those with sedation and general anesthesia. The gurneys will serve as a comfortable endoscopy exam table, provide safe transport down the hallway to the recovery room, and be a recovery bed for the patient, eliminating bed-to-bed transfer. Just imagine how a new Stryker gurney compares to the rough wooden table now used for endoscopy and visualize a recovery room waiting to be furnished!

FOT is seeking to raise $25,000 for the purchase of these seven stretchers. Will you be part of this life-saving initiative? You can make your tax deductible gift here.  Thank you for your support!

FOT Announces Faith Fund for Special Needs

Special Needs Clinic-Page 3 FaithTenwek Hospital has opened a new Special Needs clinic, providing children with disabilities a dedicated place for medical evaluation, rehabilitation assessment and planning, wheelchair/ adaptive device measurements and fittings, and assistance with the transition to integrated and special unit educational programs. Since September 2014, scores of children from Bomet County and beyond have been treated; diagnoses have included autism, pervasive developmental disorder, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and other developmental disabilities.

Inspired by Faith, a little girl with spina bifida featured in our Spring 2015 newsletter, FOT has established the Faith Fund for Special Needs to pay for special needs clinic visits, hospitalizations, and the wheelchairs, crutches, braces, and other equipment that make a dramatic improvement in the lives of children and families.  To provide life-changing help to a child and family in need, make your online gift here. Thank you!

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