Memorial Hospital, QMG donate medical equipment to two hospital projects in Kenya

Memorial Kenya donation

From left, Dr. Gina Bell, obstetrician/gynecologist at Memorial Hospital; Dr. Ferdinand Wanjala Nang’ole, chairperson Trans Nzoia; Bishop E.L. Warren, senior pastor of the Cathedral of Worship; and Ada Bair, CEO at Memorial Hospital and Hancock County Senior and Childcare Services. | Photo courtesy of Memorial Hospital

CARTHAGE, Ill. — Memorial Hospital recently participated in the donation of vital medical equipment to two significant hospital projects in Kenya.

This charitable effort was facilitated by insights from Memorial Hospital’s colleagues at Quincy Medical Group and Bishop E.L. Warren, senior pastor of the Cathedral of Worship in Quincy.

One of the projects taking place in Kenya is a two-story women’s health maternity hospital that will include small unit birthing rooms, emergency room facilities and waiting rooms designed to support mothers during labor. This facility is currently at 70 percent completion and is being built by hand, except for heavy machinery that is being used to transport concrete to the second level for safety reasons.

This project is the first of this kind within the region and is expected to serve 500,000 childbearing women. Additionally, a 400-bed hospital in Kenya that has been vacant for nine years is being renovated.

For both of these projects, Memorial Hospital and Quincy Medical Group have donated a range of equipment from birthing and hospital beds to kitchen appliances and mobility equipment. The donated equipment, including 15,000 surgical instruments, will help restore these healthcare facilities to operational status.

In a press release, Memorial Hospital CEO Ada Bair said, “We are honored to support these transformative healthcare projects in Kenya. Our partnership with local organizations exemplifies our shared commitment to improving healthier outcomes and enhancing the well-being of communities worldwide. We believe every individual deserves access to essential healthcare services, and through initiatives like these, we strive to make that a reality.”

Warren plans to take a team from the United States to Kenya to help launch these projects through training and support of local professionals, including Dr. Gina Bell, an obstetrician/gynecologist at Memorial Hospital.

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