In honor of International Women’s Day, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS) celebrates the many women whose work at HAS saves lives and inspires positive change day in and day out.
Operating room nurse Jeanine Jeanlor has been an OR nurse at HAS for more than 30 years, inspiring those around her to provide the best possible care with compassion.
HAS founder Dr. Larry Mellon saw great potential in Miss Jeanine when she began at HAS, and selected her to train on-the-job to become a nurse’s aide. According to HAS Medical Director Dr. Herriot Sannon, Miss Jeanine is “tireless, always ready to work and cooperate with everyone—visiting volunteers, staff members, everyone.”
“We’re always working together,” said Miss Jeanine. “We have multiple cases at a given time, so working together is very important.”
Miss Jeanine has inspired other women to pursue their goals, including her own daughter, Ephigenie.
“Nursing is a profession that I’ve loved since I was young because I witnessed my mother’s work helping others heal and cope with illness,”Ephigenie said. “It’s a beautiful profession, and it was always my dream to become a nurse.” Ephigenie is now a nurse in the HAS observation unit, where she has worked for the past six years.
Today, on International Women’s Day, HAS honors Miss Jeanine, Ephigenie, and all of the amazingly capable women at HAS who lead and inspire others to follow their dreams.
Fact: More than half of HAS hospital employees are women.