South Side doctors head to Haiti

March 29, 2010 4:41:12 AM PDT
More Chicago doctors were on their way to Haiti Sunday night.Roseland Community Hospital's emergency room director and twelve other doctors and nurses departed from O'Hare airport shortly after 4 p.m. They will spend eight days providing medical assistance to victims of the January 12th earthquake.

"Even though we're a small community hospital, [we have] something to offer. Even though we may have small revenues, we have a lot of heart," said Dr. Larry Mitchell, ER director, Roseland Community Hospital.

Thousands of Haitians are still hospitalized, and more than 1 million people remain homeless.

The United Nations will hold a donors conference Tuesday. Haitian officials plan to ask for $11.5 billion dollars in reconstruction assistance.

Meanwhile, Roseland Community Hospital is seeking help from the Chicagland community to defray the costs of its medical mission.

Donations are being accepted and can be mailed to Roseland Community Hospital Foundation at 45 W. 111th St., Chicago IL 60628.

The Foundation and hospital are 501C3 organizations. So, all donations are tax -deductible.