A newly refurbished pediatric theatre at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia has been opened.
Brightly colored with Pristine Surgical and anesthesia equipment, ample lighting, and artistic features on walls offer optical easemecoloredildren and adults alike, an anesthesia attraction from the unsettling atmosphere of an operating room.
The refreshing look seeks to strengthen surgical and anesthesia care, particularly for children.
The well-equipped state-of-the-art theater became possible following a collaboration with two of Africa’s leading health organizations including Scountry’sain and Kids Operating Room.
After months of work, the two institutions ( Scottish Charity Kids Operating Room (Kids-OR) and Smile Train) then Unveil and turned over the keys of the Pediatric theater to the Chief Medical Officer(CEO) of the Medical Center, Dr. Jerry F. Brown as a signal of it’s a readiness to serve the public.
Speaking during the ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer at JFK, Dr. Jerry F. Brown said, with a herculean task, it is imperative for the Medical Center to rapidly adapt to the fast-changing dynamics of healthcare.
“Amongst the pressing internal challenges notwithstanding the improvements being made, are additional needs for improvement of the Medical Center taking seize of infrastructure reconditioning, procurement of equipment, and the supply of reliable alternative clean energy”.
Delivering the opening address, Liberia’s First Lady of Clar Marie Duncan-Weah, expressed delight at the facelift of the theatre.
For her part, the Smile Train Senior Program Manager West Africa Victoria Awazie underscored her organization’s commitment to enhancing quality surgical care reaching the most underserved communities saying “The John F. Kennedy Medical Center receives on average three to five children with clefts in need of life-changing surgery and an average of 15-20 pediatric need of surgeries for other pediatric surgical.