A young girl looks on as her mother provides information regarding her daughter's medical condition to the triage nurse. ©MammothMedicalMissions
The surgeons must use their own headlamps to illuminate the surgical field, as the hospital's electrical system is unreliable and frequently shuts off without warning multiple times a day. ©MammothMedicalMissions
Dr. Kim Escudero translates for Dr. Tim Crall as he explains to a patient and her friend the use of a post-operative splint created by Dr. Crall and orthopedic PA Bart White to enhance the patient's post-operative range of motion. ©MammothMedicalMissions
Mammoth Medical Missions team paramedic and jack of all trades Brent Peterson airs out the tents provided by Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd prior to packing out. The team camped out on a cement slab on the south side of the San Andres Larrainzar hospital, and were subjected to driving winds and rain for the duration of their visit. ©MammothMedicalMissions
Room with a View
A vacant shack sits for sale, overlooking the valley of San Andres de Larrainzar in Chiapas, Mexico.
Mammoth Medical Missions
Mammoth Medical Missions, a 501c3 organization specializing in the delivery of medical care to underserved populations, sent a team of 7 physicians along with supporting medical personnel to the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico where they provided much-needed medical and surgical services to a remote mountain community in the village of San Andres de Larrainzar. On subsequent trips, the team instituted an intensive training program to benefit local nurse midwives, known as "traditionales", as well as newly minted medical school graduates on rotation in remote rural areas.