The medical team located in the Main Operating Room aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) comprised of U.S. service members, host nation, partner nations and non-governmental organizations, performed a total of 26 surgical cases in a single day, breaking Pacific Partnership’s previous record.
Surgical procedures such as cataract, thyroid, corroded and facial gland and orthopedic bone cases were performed.
“This is a perfect example of what Pacific Partnership is all about,” said Matthew Provencher, Director for Surgical Services. “It shows the ability of everyone involved coming together to achieve world-class surgical care for the host nations.”
“All of these different groups of people who speak different languages and work in different operating rooms around the world are able to come together and provide meaningful and impactful care to help change the lives of these patients we are fortunate enough to take care of.”
Pacific Partnership crew members plan to continue their hard work and dedication to the mission and aim to accomplish even greater achievements as the mission continues in other host nations.