During the past several years we have maintained a staff of over 60 full-time employees, including 4 doctors, 12 nurses, and 3 or 4 nurse/nun instructors and a contingent of Guatemalan medical and dental students. The hospital treated over 10,000 patients last year. In addition, major surgery is provided by the volunteer U.S. surgical teams sent by the Hospital de la Familia Foundation in February, May, August and November for 2-week stays. These teams treat an additional 5,000 patients, performing surgery on 1,600 of them. Other hospital programs include the Malnutrition Therapy Clinic, the Dental Clinic, Nurse Training Classes, Barefoot Doctor Classes (teaching first aid and disease detection), Adult Education Classes, and Sewing Classes. We also operate a 1-6 grade school with an enrollment of about 150 where tuition, books, and uniforms are free.
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Mission Statement: The goal of Medical Mission Exchange(MMEX) is to facilitate referrals of underserved patients to appropriate medical specialists in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala.