on changing the world...
Jan Zumwalt, INC co-chair, receives the "West Lake Friendship Award" a high honor given in China to foreign experts for their contributions to the development of China. Zumwalt is recognized for her 18 years of collaboration and consulting with Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, traveling to China on more than 50 occasions.
Pat Jones, INC co-chair, gave an update on the potential collaborative project between WHO and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Representatives from institutions in Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division met with GC leaders in September to explore positive ways of partnerships with WHO. Read more.
Then in January Jones had the opportunity to give Loma Linda University presence in the Second Global Forum on Human Resources for Health held in Bangkok, Thailand where they reviewed progress and renewed commitment to strengthening the global health workforce.
Patty Radovich, LLUMC director of nursing research, spent 15 days in August in Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital where she delivered a 2-hour presentation on nursing research. SRRSH's nursing administrative agenda is to put a top level administrator to oversee research initiatives.
Lisa Hulse, graduate of LLUSN, is currently serving as a volunteer in Ile-Ife Hospital working with Samson Popoola (The Chief) from Sept. 2010 thru 2011. Her mission is "compassionate nursing quality care" and will focus on pediatric intensive care.
SRRSH Becomes the First Certified Primary Stroke Center in China
In January of this year, the Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) receives the Joint Commission (JC) primary Stroke Center Certification which makes SRRSH Stroke Center the first JC certified center of its kind in China, a joint team effort of the last 3 years among APN XiuXin of SRRSH, Dr. Uffindel and Joanna Yang of the Loma Linda University Medical Center Dept of Neurology, and the Mayo Clinic Neurology Department. Yang attributes this success largely to the SRRSH administration by providing the necessary support which led to Hospital’s success in passing the JC Stroke Center survey in Dec. 2011.
Stroke is a no. 1 cause of death in China, and a JC certified stroke center is a milestone in improving stroke care in China.
Plans for a nursing conference for October, 2012 in Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital (SRRSH) is underway. Poised to capture Magnet Status, the Hospital is directing efforts to bring the staff up to Magnet standards.
Satterfield wins LLU 2012 Global Servce Scholarship
The theme of my life has been Proverbs 3:5 & 6--a parent-to-child admonition: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
For nearly ten years I had the privilege of volunteering in mission-oriented services. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the United States and to seven different countries, where I witnessed privation, I could never have imagined. Though I was content in working as a lab instructor to freshman biology majors, I knew God’s plans for me were greater than I could fathom. He was calling me to the medical field to become a mission nurse. With nothing but faith and the assurance of Divine leading, I packed whatever I could fit in my Honda Insight, and made the 2,000- mile journey from Huntsville, Alabama to the doors of Loma Linda University School of Nursing, West Hall. The classes were challenging, the culture different, and I was far from home, yet God continued to show Himself faithful.
In July of 2011, I received an email from the president of Loma Linda University, Dr. Richard Hart, about the Global Service Scholarship (GSS). The GSS provides opportunities to non-medicine and dental student to serve as long-term missionaries overseas. Instantly I knew this was an answer to prayer and I began the application process. Prior to my enrollment at Loma Linda, I asked if the school provided mission scholarship opportunities for non-medical or dental majors. There was none. However, this did not deter me for I was certain God would open a way for me to do His bidding as He saw fit. He did.
I am humbly grateful that God saw fit to choose me to be a recipient of the Global Service Scholarship. This provided me the amazing opportunity to represent and reflect the values of the Loma Linda University School of Nursing, my church, family, and, most important, my God. It is also a symbol of a fulfilled promise and calling God has placed on my life. I am ecstatic to see what is in store. I may not be able to change the world but, I offer myself to Him, trusting that He will work through me to change lives.
Written by Julie-Anne (Jewel) Satterfield
Senior- LLU School of Nursing undergraduate
GSS volunteer project: Blantyre Adventist Hospital in Malawi or Kanye SDA Hospital in Botswana, for at least 12 months
Career goal: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, missionary
Ultimate goal: To prepare as many people as possible for the soon coming of Jesus, through the healing ministry
In response to the global need for nursing faculty, Loma Linda University School of Nursing offers an off-campus master’s degree program outside of the United States to prepare international nurse educators to teach in their home countries following graduation.
I like the motto of ADRA, "Changing the world, one life at a time." That is how we are going to have to do it here. We may not be able to change the whole nursing department, but if even one nurse has learned a better way, it will be worthwhile.--Twyla Gimbel, nurse educator, Afghanistan, 2005-2008