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Jack Bennett appointed administrative and clinical consultant for Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in China

Jack Bennett, MD, and his wife, Sharan, JD, receive a parting gift from their colleagues at Loma Linda University Medical Center before they began their service at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital.
Jack Bennett, MD, and his wife, Sharan, JD, receive a parting gift from their colleagues at Loma Linda University Medical Center before they began their service at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital.
A farewell reception in honor of Jack Bennett, MD, and his wife, Sharan Bennett, JD, was held on July 6 to wish them well on their journey to Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China, where he will serve as the newly appointed administrative and clinical consultant for Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH).

“We really appreciate that you all came,” said Dr. Bennett at the reception. “We truly appreciate your prayers of support you have given us.”

“It’s always hard to say goodbye,” remarked Ms. Bennett. “But thank you for showing up to see us off.”

Dr. Bennett will represent Loma Linda University and LLU Medical Center, further contributing to the 15-year partnership between Loma Linda and SRRSH. His responsibilities will draw upon his capacity as a certified professional in health quality awarded by the Healthcare Quality Certification Board. He has extensive international work and volunteer service experience, having spent seven years in surgical practice at Bella Vista Hospital in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and one year as clinical director at the ABC Clinic in Tirana, Albania. He has served as a volunteer for short-term medical missions to Nepal, Albania, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, and Mexico.

Until recently, Dr. Bennett was a physician mentor/preceptor for LLU Students for International Mission Service (SIMS), an LLU mission outreach program which coordinates short-term clinical and health education services in developing countries.

The Bennetts celebrated 47 years of marriage shortly after arriving in China.

By Preston Smith

TODAY news for Thursday, August 24, 2006