It has been nearly 5 years since Elisabeth and I left Baptist Medical Centre after working there for 22 years. We have been back at least yearly since then and once again I am getting ready to go. This time is a little different. In the first place I am going for 4 weeks and Elisabeth will not be with me. I will miss having her to help out and to keep me in line.
But the biggest difference is that the hospital has now been officially turned over to the Ghana Baptist Convention to manage. There is a severe shortage of doctors right now and it will be interesting to see how things are managed by the GBC as far as getting help.
One of the reasons I am going at this time is to relieve Dr. Lynn Coppola. She and her family are returning to the US for a much needed vacation. She has been working overtime to make sure that things continue to function and has been providing excellent care, especially for the women who come to BMC for care.
I will try to post fairly regularly about what is going on, how things have changed and what the needs are.