Entries by fotadmin

Meet Richard Glenn – FOT’s New Ambassador

Richard Glenn has been appointed the FOT Ambassador at Tenwek Hospital. Richard and his family – wife Callie, and children Emma, Stephen, Charlotte, and William – arrived at Tenwek in January. As FOT’s on-site representative at Tenwek, he will make essential connections with U.S. physicians and welcome visitors into the FOT family. This includes hosting […]

Tenwek’s New HMIS Scheduled to Go Live in March

Phase I of Tenwek Hospital’s conversion to an all-new HMIS platform is scheduled to go live in early March. After many months of intensive planning, testing, system integration, and training, the hospital will launch the system using four new servers, fiber optic cables, and 42 Terabytes of storage capacity. The ITDOSE Hospedia software and Microsoft […]

Sue Steury Building Appeal a Big Success!

A big THANK YOU to our many generous donors who recently gave over $200k to fund critical renovations to the Sue Steury Building! Tenwek is facing a strict timeline to move the COVID-19 Holding Area and Care Unit (CHACU) to the Steury Building and faithful FOT benefactors stepped up to provide the necessary funds. Thank […]

Dr. Carolyn Stickney: A short-term physician with a long-term commitment

In the fall of 2003, Carolyn Stickney was a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University with lots of free space in her academic schedule. When thinking about how to fill that elective time, Dr. Stickney remembered encouragement she received from a classmate at Williams College, her alma mater. Her friend, who had spent […]

God’s Perfect Timing Means Lifesaving Procedure for Young Tenwek Patient

Despite critical injuries sustained after falling from a truck, seventeen-year-old Amos had a chance at survival. His path to healing was a life-saving technique known as ECMO. But there were no reports of the procedure being available in Kenya. Doctors at Tenwek’s Casualty Department had already inserted a chest tube into his left lung. More […]

Impact of Tenwek’s Chaplains Comes Full Circle

The last thing six-year-old Emmanuel Kirui remembers was knocking on the front door of a stranger’s house, desperate for help. When he regained consciousness, Emmanuel was fighting for his life in the Tenwek Hospital ICU, the victim of a brutal knife attack. Doctors doubted that the young boy would survive. “They said there was nothing […]

Coming Soon: A New Year – A New Campaign!

One year ago, FOT produced “Tenwek Tomorrow,” a catalog describing the many ways FOT benefactors and friends could support God’s amazing work at Tenwek Hospital. That publication cast an exciting vision for Tenwek’s continued growth and impact – a medical and spiritual mission that is being fulfilled every day in the highlands of Kenya. Essential […]

Sue Steury Remembered

Sue Steury, who served at Tenwek for 38 years beside her husband, Dr. Ernie Steury, went home to be with her Lord on September 28, 2021, at the age of 89. The Steurys were missionaries through World Gospel Mission and helped grow a small medical dispensary into Tenwek Hospital. As Dr. Steury provided medical care, […]

COVID-19 Update – late November 2021

The following update is provided by Dr. Steve Burgert, Medical Superintendent, Tenwek Hospital We praise God for His continued provision for our care of COVID-19 patients and staff members at Tenwek Hospital. Along with the rest of Kenya, we appear to be concluding our “4th wave” and have seen 129 deaths associated with the virus. […]

New HMIS Launching in Early 2022!

Installation of Tenwek Hospital’s new Health Management Information System (HMIS) is nearing completion! This ambitious project will provide more efficient delivery of patient care while streamlining financial processes to maximize the hospital’s ability to serve patients who cannot afford their treatment. Four new servers, 42 Terabytes of storage capacity, and fiber optic cables have been […]