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The Colorado and Nepali teams worked hand-in-hand during the project. Dr. Vidya and her Nepali team worked in one room, Dr. Amanda Meyer with a combination of Nepali and US team members worked in the other. The work was successfully completed on the 5th of March.
Six members of the Colorado team included Dr Amanda Meyer, OB-GYN and surgeon; Lee Graham, CRNA for anesthesia; Sherman Powers and Lynda Kithil, operating room nurses; Kathy McCracken, recovery room nurse; and Greg Hodgson. Included in the project team was also a group of student nurses from the Scheer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. “By the end of the trip we all had bonded as family,” Hodgson commented.
Commenting on the mission, Hodgson said that, “it was a great opportunity to provide support to the people of Nepal in caring for the Nepali women. As learning is a two-way street, information and experiences were exchanged as in the past, and on previous trips, this was an extraordinary cultural experience for team members.”