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 […]
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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 […]
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, 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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
Tenwek Hospital continually strives to manage its infrastructure demands in the most effective way possible. This often creates a “domino” effect as medical units and services are relocated and facilities are renovated or constructed for maximum benefit. We have just been advised that the Sue Steury Building must be ready to accommodate the COVID-19 Holding […]
Tenwek Hospital CEO Shem Tangus has provided the following update about the impact of COVID-19 at Tenwek Hospital: We praise God for the calmness that has reigned at our facility since the confirmation of COVID-19 emergence in Kenya in March 2020. God has graciously allowed us to care for patients presenting at the hospital with COVID-19 symptoms […]
Tim Clavin, DDS, FOT’s Champion for Dentistry has been in practice in Minneapolis for over 25 years and has long had a heart for medical missions. He had completed several trips to Indonesia when a colleague suggested he explore an opportunity to serve at Tenwek Hospital. He made the first trip in 2008 with […]
The Cardiothoracic Center at Tenwek Hospital (CTC) will be a state-of-the-art unit to care for patients needing life-saving heart, esophageal, and lung cancer surgeries. The 175-bed CTC will house six cardiac operating rooms, a cardiac catheterization lab, an endoscopy suite with four procedure rooms, and a chapel. The apartments for physician trainees are now open […]
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