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October 26, 2023: Rotary Global Grant for Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital in Nepal – Ruth B

Rotary Global Grant for Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital in Nepal – Ruth Bowling

Hybrid Meeting – October 26, 2023

Ruth E. Bowling has a B.A. in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a Masters of Healthcare Administration at AdventHealth University.  A former insurance agent with Brown & Brown, Ruth has been privileged since 2013 to represent AdventHealth Foundation (formerly Florida Hospital Foundation), as a Development Officer.  AdventHealth partners with Rotary Clubs to provide hope and healing to children around the world.  Ruth is an honorary member of The Rotary Club of Orlando and three additional Rotary Clubs in District 6980 and has been made a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.

Ruth is married, has two daughters, and four grandchildren.   She has made over one hundred presentations to Rotary clubs in Florida, and never tires of reminding Rotarians how they are changing the world, one child at a time.

About the beneficiary: Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital (SMAH) is the oldest healthcare institution in the Banepa Municipality and the Kavre District of Nepal. Since 1960, SMAH has become an integral part of the Banepa community. The hospital is located near the Araniko National Highway, and receives a large number of motor vehicular crash victims who need computed tomography scans of the brain. Currently these patients have to be referred to Bhaktapur or Kathmandu while in a critical situation. Due to its history of compassionate care to all patients regardless of their ability to pay, SMAH has become a referral center from other clinics and hospitals. The benefits of having a CT scanner will not only be to the people of the community but also to the professionals from other healthcare institutions, positively impacting their level of care. “Currently, we treat around 60 patients daily in Emergency Department and 400-500 patients daily in outpatient clinics. We have ICU and Operating Rooms. Each day, as many as 4-5 cases from ER and 5-10 patients from outpatient clinics have to be referred for CT scan to other centers.” ~ Dr. Hector Gayares, CEO, SMAH.

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