Holyoke Health Center Visits Puerto Rican Community Health Centers
Three months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Holyoke Health Center's Dr. Esparza, Chief Medical Officer, Jay Breines, Chief Executive Officer, and Teresa Lavelle, Chief Human Resources Officer, brought donations of household water filtration systems and other much needed supplies to Aguadilla Airport. In this second visit to the island, HHC was met by representatives of COSSMA who have health centers in San Lorenzo, Las Piedras, and Cidra.
Jay Breines (HHC CEO), Dr. Esparza (HHC CMO) meet Dr. Hernandez(Chief Medical Officer), Javier Jimenez (Program Director), Pedro Caro (Chief Fiscal Director), Suzana Perez (Chief Executive Officer).
Jay Breines and Teresa Lavelle organize household water filtration donations with COSSMA staff in Cidra Puerto Rico.
HHC staff and COSSMA health center staff
COSSMA's San Lorenzo make-shift exam room in the parking lot of their health center. Their health center building has been destroyed, however they are continuing to see their patients using whatever means necessary.
Las Piedras destroyed health center building
Electric pole still resting on occupied house three months after it fell
Jay Breines and residents of temporary shelter in Humacao
We are raising funds to support Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico relief efforts. Please visit our fundraising page to learn more and to make a donation.
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