This facility is as well equipped as any hospital in the USA. May 25 is a holiday here in Jordan (Independence from Great Britain), and is also the date set for the hospital’s Open House. Medicine is going through a difficult period in Jordan. Current visa processes make it hard for patients to get into the country to receive the care they need. There are additional political and financial challenges to the completion of building the hospital.

We met with Zaid Hayajneh –Chair of the Physical Therapy Dept. and were given a tour by Dr. Salim Khatatneh, Hepatologist and gastroenterologist. We will meet the Chief of the Hospital, a neurosurgeon on our next visit.

LDSC is planning to donate a neonatal incubator and build relations with this hospital to further the reach of our wheelchair training program.

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Elder Cullimore and I were invited to gown-up and walk through their six surgical suites. Much of the equipment is in the rooms is yet to be assembled. Once functioning, this will be one of the outstanding hospitals in the entire Middle East. Being associated with the hospital in some fashion would certainly enhance our image and credibility in the medical community.

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Dr. Khatatneh to the right of Elder Phillips and Zaid (PT) is to his right.

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We were given a special tour of the newborn/intensive care lab. While well equipped they are in need of a specialized machine for managing pre-mature births.


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