Veracruz City is the largest city in the state of Veracruz and the largest Mexican port on the Gulf of Mexico, with a little over 1/2 million residents. The size is comparable to the city of Nashville.
Why Veracruz: Our surgeons took many things into consideration when selecting the city for our mission.
- Veracruz has the need - only 4 joint replacements were done the year prior to our arrival, the need for the operation was evident.
- Veracruz has the means to educate - the hospital we selected is a teaching hospital with an Orthopedic residency program.
- The hospital administration and staff were eager to learn and the need for restoration at the hospital was apparent.
- Travel time for our team was reasonable & affordable, in order to make 2+ trips a year we needed a location that was easily accessible. Veracruz is a 5 hour flight from Nashville with a layover in Houston or Denver.
The Regional Hospital in Veracruz is public and also a teaching hospital, complete with a medical school, nursing programs, and orthopedic and anesthesia residency programs.
The Veracruz Medical Staff
Over the last 2 years we have built some great relationships with the amazing staff at the hospital.
Just a few pictures of some the the residents we have helped Walk Strong!
Although we do not perform surgeries on infants or children we have "adopted" the pediatric and nursery wards, working hard to supply the patients with much needed items such as diapers and new mom care packages as well as fun things for the pediatric patients such as bubbles, coloring books, & puzzles!