Dr. LaCalle, our partner in bridging the Gap between the Blue Mountain Project and the Jamaica Ministry of Health
Dr. Eduardo LaCalle was the first medical doctor to partner with the BMP in our initiative to share human resources with our partners at the Ministry of Health in St. Thomas Parish. Dr. LaCalle joined us earlier this year and worked in the mountains to follow-up with patients that volunteers in our community nursing program determined needed further attention.
After several days with the BMP, Euton and Vanessa took Dr. LaCalle to Morant Bay to volunteer in the emergency department at Princess Margaret Hospital where he worked for two weeks. Our partners in St. Thomas Parish, including the parish medical director, were thrilled and grateful for the work and assistance Dr. LaCalle provided and are very hopeful he will be back.
Dr. LaCalle is a busy ER doctor from San Francisco who determined to use his vacation time to support the medical needs in St. Thomas Parish and to explore the real Jamaica outside of the resorts. Dr. LaCalle is certainly a special person and the BMP is lucky to have so many compassionate and caring people in our global community of volunteers.
Dr. LaCalle provided post-trip medical reports to the BMP Committee on Health Programming and those reports are being used by our medical doctors joining us later this month as the first long-term medical doctors to live in Hagley Gap. Additionally, Dr. LaCalle is in contact with Dr. Josie Reynolds who is joining us later this year as the first medical doctor serving as a year-long Medical Ambassador.
Dr. LaCalle says he was, "thrilled to have been able to visit patients in the incomparable Hagley Gap," and wanted us to be sure to thank, "Euton, Vanessa, Kevin and Tia," for their work.