The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center is the base of operations for the Shalom Foundation’s1 Medical Program in Guatemala. The 12,000-square-foot facility offers three O.Rs, six pre-op beds, two intensive care unit beds and 21 inpatient recovery beds. The facility also hosts a nursing station, pharmacy, conference room, laundry facilities, commercial kitchen and resident’s quarters. The foundation’s commitment to providing pediatric surgery to the many children in Guatemala who would otherwise not have access is made possible through visiting short-term surgical mission teams from the United States. Last year, the center provided nearly 1,000 procedures in four specialty areas. Since 2005, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has provided surgical teams twice a year in support of the Moore Surgery Center.

Recently, a team of Vanderbilt physicians, nurses and surgical scrub technicians spent six days at the Moore...

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