Spirit of Hope

SUPPORTING ISOLATED CASES IN EXTREME NEED AND HELPING CHILDREN IN CRITICAL CONDITIONS THROUGH THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN SALVATIERRA GENERAL HOSPITAL IN LA PAZ, BCS

Logo-SpiritHopeOne of the main requirements for accreditating the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit for receiving funds from the “Seguro Popular” health coverage of the Mexican government, was the creation of a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU or UTIP for its acronym in Spanish) in Salvatierra Hospital.

The PICU is also a crutial part of the success of the pediatric heart surgery rounds. Once the medical team from Omaha leaves after the last surgery, it’s the Mexican UTIP team that does most of the post-op care.

Twice a year, the nurses from the PICU receive training at Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in order to continue to improve the post-op care of the cardiac surgical patients.

In addition to the support given to the oncology and cardiology programs, the PICU also serves all kinds of critical pediatric patients from all over the state. It is still the only unit of its kind in Baja California Sur.

Spirit of Hope

Local Organizations Supported 2016-2017
Dollars Invested in 2016
Children Benefited in 2016

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Salvatierra Hospital

Cleft Lip and Palate Program at Salvatierra Hospital

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Salvatierra Hospital