Stancey Smith is a junior nursing student at The Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the recipient of the Global Missions Scholarship that allowed her the opportunity to participate in an 8-week internship at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India. Stancey contacted Samaritan Medical Outreach Ministries to facilitate her internship. Stancey interned from June 17th – August 11th 2015.
When asked what impacted her most about this experience she stated, “I was most impacted by the sense of community in the labor room. The doctors and nurses truly work together as a team, striving to provide the most effective care to both the mothers and newborns. I found the staff and students to be welcoming and eager to teach me new ways to care for patients. Every staff member that I came in contact with, whether doctor, nurse, or administrator, showed a combination of professionalism and care that I will never forget.”
Dr. Eric William Nelson recently served at Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) in the Medical Anesthesia Department. Dr. Nelson practices cardiothoracic anesthesia at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Department. While at BBH, Dr. Nelson gave educational lectures on cardiopulmonary bypass, management of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators during the perioperative period, management of patients with left ventricular assist devices for non cardiac surgery, and perioperative management of patients with vascular disease, coronary disease, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias.
Dr. Nelson resides in South Carolina with his beautiful family (pictured below). Wife Melissa, and sons Evan (age 8) and Alex (age 6) accompanied Dr. Nelson to India where they were immersed in Indian culture and made many new friends. When asked what impacted him the most about India and BBH, Dr. Nelson stated “the love and caring demonstrated by the physicians at BBH was a lesson in humility. They truly do anything they can for their patients and desire to constantly improve quality and access to care.”