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 […]
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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 […]
Shem Tangus has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Tenwek Hospital, effective February 1, 2021. He had been serving as the interim CEO since the end of 2019, following service as the hospital’s finance officer. Mr. Tangus’s return to Tenwek is a homecoming. “My parents worked at Tenwek Hospital,” he explains. “My mother was a […]
In mid-April, Tenwek Hospital saw an increase in the number of COVID-19 positive cases – from only five cases in January and eight in February, to 52 new cases in March, including 12 staff members or students. The COVID-19 Holding Area and Care Unit (CHACU) has been at full capacity consistently through April, with resumed […]
Tenwek Hospital’s Residency and Fellowship programs address the critical need to train, disciple, and equip the next generation of African physicians to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ throughout the continent. To fulfill this mission, Tenwek has strategic partnerships with the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and the College of Surgeons of […]
HMIS Upgrade Project is Underway! The installation and integration of two new software systems to update and enhance how Tenwek manages electronic medical records, financials, and operations is underway. We praise God – to date, FOT donors have generously contributed $460,467 of the project’s $520,000 cost. While Tenwek is committed to cover any balance, FOT’s […]
The Republic of Kenya has now recorded nearly 97,000 COVID-19 positive test results, with over 1,600 fatalities. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed at Tenwek has reached 181. Twenty patients have died. Of the 39 staff members who have contracted the virus, all have recovered or are recovering, with most already able […]
In 2013, with support from FOT, Tenwek introduced its first Health Management Information System (HMIS). This massive project created integrated electronic patient records; streamlined patient accounting; improved payroll processing and personnel records; and enhanced the hospital’s ability to monitor, assess, and forecast its financial information. As a result, Tenwek’s patient care and administrative operations were […]
The Republic of Kenya has now recorded over 88,000 COVID-19 positive test results, with over 1,500 fatalities. To date, the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed at Tenwek has reached 171. Twenty patients have died and 38 staff members have contracted the virus. Eighteen patients are currently receiving care in the 21-bed dedicated COVID Holding […]
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