“The people of Haiti deserve a place at the table of life, they are among the best friends I have ever had, and it is a joy to work with them toward building a better world,” said Frechette, who has been living and working in Haiti since 1987.
After the earthquake, Frechette launched St. Luke Field Hospital, and stepped up grassroots fundraising efforts to expand hospital facilities. As a result of those efforts, St. Luke Field Hospital has a new prefabricated surgery room, portable CT scanner, and ambulance, donated by the government of Spain. Frechette continues to actively recruit medical professionals, including surgeons and anesthesiologists, who are still very much in need in Haiti.
Since January, NYCOM faculty, staff, and alumni have also participated in relief efforts in Haiti. Edward Cho, D.O., MPH, assistant professor of emergency medicine at NYCOM and associate director of NYIT’s Center for Global Health, has been working with Doctors United for Haiti and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in creating a database to health care providers in Port-au-Prince with medical professionals in the United States.
In the weeks immediately following the earthquake, Frechette was joined in Haiti by fellow NYCOM alumni including Scott Bomann (D.O. ’98), Tish Tweedie (D.O. ‘98), Sharon Kohler (D.O. ’98), Yanick Vibert (D.O. ’98), Robert Ferris (D.O. ’98) who flew to Port-au-Prince to provide medical services, and Michael Pallaci (D.O. ’98) who made a donation to relief efforts.
For information about Frechette’s work in Haiti, visit compassionweavers.com or contact:
Global Communications Specialist
From Teacher to Journalist: How I Made a Career Change at NYIT
Throwback Thursday Photo: 1970s NYIT Track and Field Athlete
NYIT Commencement Is Start of Engineer’s Wonderful Life
A Look Back at 1955: NYIT’s Inaugural Year
6th Cybersecurity Conference: Threats, Innovations, and New Frontiers