Posted on Oct 13, 2012 · Posted in News

Tenwek Hospital, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2012, has opened two new treatment areas – a sign of the hospital’s continuing growth and impact in the region. Both were consecrated in May, at the beginning of a day-long commemoration attended by hundreds of area residents, special visitors, and the hospital staff.

A new, 23-bed Wound Ward was opened, featuring separate sections for male and female patients. The ward meets a pressing need to provide care for acute and chronic wounds. It is located in refurbished space that previously housed a community library (which had closed) and an adjacent small break room used by hospital staff.

A new, Pediatric Out-Patient Clinic also was opened. It contains three exam rooms and functions as an extension of Tenwek’s Maternal/Child Clinic.  The occasion served as a poignant reminder that maternal and infant care was a central focus of the earliest medical services provided by Tenwek to Kenya’s Kipsigis people.

Following the opening and consecration of the two areas, Tenwek sponsored a community celebration in nearby Silibwet. The hospital’s departments and programs conducted health screenings and educational programs to demonstrate the medical and spiritual services available to area residents.

 

 

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