A team of Prime Healthcare employees from Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, and Sherman Oaks Hospital traveled to the Philippines from November 19th – 26th to provide medical and mental health services to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines.

“The goal of our trip was to provide support and assistance to the Filipino people in severe need of this kind of help,” said Sofia Abrina, Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer at GGHMC and HBH. “The tragedy in the Philippines hits so close to home. Many of our employees are Filipino and have family members that have been affected by this devastating event.” The team worked with the Philippines Red Cross and was sent to areas where the need for their services was the greatest. They triaged and treated more than 600 patients, delivering medications, supplies and equipment donated by the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation, which also reimbursed volunteers for their airfare.

The following hospital staff members participated in the medical mission: Sofia Abrina, R.N., King Karl Aliping, R.N., Jojo Basilio, R.N., Norman Basilio, R.N., Cedric Bataclan, R.N., Pauline Hatcher, R.N., Shane McEwen, R.N., Lisa Rapallo, L.C.S.W., Reginald Ruiz, R.N. and John Virtrudes, R.N.

Follow their journey at www.facebook.com/gardengrovehospital.