1.2015 MGH Newsletter final
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we look forward to working with the administration staff. To help the hospital improve the facilities and to work to-gether to give the best medical service the hospital can give, he urged.
The hospital has many good plans afoot and it is important to work together as a team to accomplish these plans.
He also acknowledged the contributions of other part-ners who to support the hos-pital like Fred Hollows Foun-dation Eye Clinic, located right here on the hospital grounds and providing eye care services to the Madang community.
Fr. Peter commended Mrs. Maureen Hill and Rotarians who have a continuing sup-port to this hospital as well.
“I’d like to think that Modi-lon Hospital is a caring hospi-tal that its staff loves and cares for the patients. Medicine can cure them physically, but of-ten the love that our nurses give to them, helps them heal better, emotionally and spirit-ually. There is nothing worse than a sick patient coming into the hospital and being ig-nored,” Fr. Peter pleaded.
He also challenged that we may have beautiful buildings but if we don’t have the spirit-uality and human factor in it, these buildings mean nothing.
Sr. Heidi Tomagau, on behalf of the Nurses Christian Fellowship asked forgiveness
MODILON GENERAL Hospital marked its in-augural Dedication Ser-vice on the 11 of Febru-ary, 2015.
Acting Interim Chief Ex-ecutive Officer, Dr. Vincent Atua welcomed invited guests, Hospital Board mem-bers, senior management, staff, patients and guardians to the important juncture.
On behalf of the hospital board, Fr. Peter Hunter in his welcome remark said that this inaugural dedication service is a great initiative and shows that “as a commu-nity, we realize the im-portance of God in our lives. To get rid of negatives that cause disharmony and disuni-
ty and change for a positive outlook that will create love, peace and harmony.
He encouraged the staff to work together as a team. We are all part of God’s team and each team member is important.
Fr. Peter said that he observed a common theme in the other dedication ser-vices so far this year and that is of “service.”
“Today in our hospital, we recognize that we serve God and in serving God, we serve one another. We are here to serve, not for money or personal gain but to serve one another and our com-munity,” Fr. Peter urged.
As members of the Board,
Modilon Hospital celebrates inaugural dedication service
Inside this issue:
Interim CEO’s remarks
Rotary donations to MGH
Meet our executive management
Who are our doctors?
Service of love and forgiveness (Dedication
Ela Enterprise donates to A&E ward
Draft Quality Manage-
Pictures of Dedication Service
Pictures “Out and about Modilon”
Easter Gospel Bash
Improve, transform and provide quality health services to the people of Madang through,
innovative curative and health care approaches, primary health care support and public
health interventions that uphold human rights and social responsibility
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Sr. Mary Kehono, Sr. Galug Sual, Dr. Vincent Atua and Mr. Terry Alois and other staff with their heads bowed in prayer .
from patients for the times they had not served to their best. She said that this dedica-tion service has set them on a new beginning in their service of care to the patients.
The hospital board, man-agement and staff also thank More Stationary Suppliers for sponsoring soft drinks and Able Computing for a cake to celebrate the occasion. We appreciate your continual support to Modilon Hospital.
I am extremely pleased to an-nounce one positive milestone for the hospital with the pro-duction of our first newsletter.
This has been a gap and we, the staff, executive management and the Hospital Board are delighted.
At this point, some physical infra-structure developments are taking place, headed with the construction of the four suite operating theatre that is progressing on schedule.
The strength of our human re-source currently surpasses previous years and we are confident will get better.
The Provincial Health Authority is another interesting development for our hospital. We expect the signing of the PHA between the Health Min-ister and Madang Governor in the near future. This should bring about the establishment of this authority through an Order of the Minister in the National Gazzette. It is an im-portant step to streamline the human resource, assets and finances to ulti-mately provide a unified efficient and effective health service right down to the bulk of the population who are in the rural areas.
We also have in place a draft Modi-lon hospital’s quality management
Mr Taylor thanked the Madang
Rotarians, especial ly Mrs.
Maureen Hill and the other mem-
bers and appreciated the work
that they do in looking after a lot
Dr. Atua also thanked Mrs. Hill
and Madang Rotary Club mem-
bers for their continuing support,
which goes to the people, specifi-
cally the patients. He also thanked
Mr. Bustin Joseph, General Man-
Modilon General Hospital
received a nice surprise on
Thursday 19 February, 2015
in the form of a Rotarian, to
deliver special lights for the
Trevor Taylor, Former District
Governor of Brisbane Rotary Club
got off a visiting tourist boat to
donate a box of surgical theatre
lights before continuing his jour-
ager of PNG Power, and
staff members from the
Creative Self Help Centre
who accompanied Mr.
FROM THE INTERIM CEO’S DESK
ROTARIAN TOURIST DONATES OPERATING THEATRE LIGHTS TO MODILON HOSPITAL
but most have since been dam-
aged and the unit has been in
desperate need for their replace-
Paediatrician, Dr. Jimmy Aipit
in his letter of appreciation to
Mrs. Hill of Rotary Club Madang,
said that these machines will assist
his staff in delivering quality care
and service to the young patients.
He said that the equipment will
be distributed to children’s out-
patient, main children’s ward and
special care nursery.
Madang Rotary Club donates life-saving equipment for children care
The Paediatric Unit of the
Modilon General Hospital
this month received special-
ist equipment to save chil-
Thanks to Madang Rotary Club,
the Unit now has vital equipment
including suction pumps, dual
pulse oximeters and blood pres-
sure machines, syringe pumps and
apneic monitors. This is not the
first time the club has donated
lifesaving machines. In the past
Rotary donated these equipment,
Paediatrician Dr. Jimmy Aipit
shows how this equipment works
Right: Rotarian, Mr
Taylor hands over the
box of surgery lights to
Sr. Kauni Kambuno
Dr. John Bolgna with some of
system manual. This document is now ready for submission to the Board for endorsement and approval.
At this juncture, we acknowledge our newly appointed Executive Officer to the CEO, Mrs. Lilian Matbob who will be coordinating our monthly newslet-ters. We welcome her to our team.
Christine Gawi (Ms) INTERIM CEO
Dr. Vincent Atua
Ms. Galug Sual
Mr. Albert Sika
Ms. Christine Gawi
Interim Chief Executive
Meet the Modilon Hospital Executive Management team
Mrs. Maureen Hill
Pastor Kario Veneo
Deputy Chairman Mr. Bodick Abegul
Mr. Marcus Katchau
Fr. Jan Czuba
We present our Modilon Hospital Board Members
Mr. Pete Celso Fr. Peter Hunter Mr. Hugh Saweni
Serve with love, for-giveness and compassion was the message delivered by presiding minister, Pas-tor Kario Veneo of Four-square Church during the inaugural Dedication Ser-vice of the Modilon Gen-eral Hospital, in Madang on February 11, 2015.
Many leaders use the “big men mentality” style of leadership, to be served. But as a Christian nation, it is important to follow God’s word to direct our lives,” Pastor Kario said.
He said that it is difficult to serve with love and forgiveness because of our human prejudic-es and limitations, which dic-tates how we react to others who have disabilities. It takes a special kind of person to love a cerebral palsy victim, who lost control of his muscle coordina-tion,” said Pastor Kario.
“If we are Christians, we must choose to love and forgive. It is
a choice that we make in order to live a life that God expects us to live in this world. Our service is not a chore, when we love,” he exhorted.
Serving our people with a smile will go a long way to helping
Modilon hospital staff exhorted to serve with love and forgiveness
them recover from their ail-ment. A little care given on their behalf further lightens their souls from burdens they carry, thus the board’s decision to introduce a chaplaincy ser-vice in the hospital.
“The doctors and nurses do not have time to give attention to patients in this vital area of health care. But a chaplain supported by the churches and facilitated by the government through the health department will put into place the spiritual help, our pa-tients need. A chaplain’s position will be in place by the end of this year,” he said.
In conclusion, members of the management team and other senior staff were then invited to the front for special prayers and dedication of their leadership to God. In exhortation, Pastor Ka-rio pronounced God’s blessing with the following words, “Today as we pray to God on your behalf, for your service to this hospital, we pray that the peace of God will rule upon your hearts; that the staff and manage-ment of this hospital will work together in peace and harmony.”
Above : Nurses Christian Fellowship members presenting
an item during the inaugural dedication Service.
Modilon Hospital’s Specialist Medical Officers and Registrars
1.Dr. Martin Daimen (Physician)
2.Dr. Petronella Walando (Registrar)
3.Dr. Jemimah Menz (Registrar)
1.Dr. Jerzy Kuzma (Senior Specialist Medical
2.Dr. John Maihua (Senior Specialist Medical
Officer—Head/Neck and Plastic Surgeon)
3.Dr. Sammy Thomas (Senior Specialist Med-
4.Dr. Freda Makui (Registrar)
5.Dr. Scholastica Ekari (Registrar)
6.Dr. Mitchell Masin (Registrar)
1.Dr. Jimmy Aipit (Paediatrician)
2.Dr. Allanie Rero (Registrar)
3.Dr. Tina Yarong (Registrar)
4.Dr. Villa Watch (Registrar)
1.Dr. Gertrude Marun (Senior Specialist
2.Dr. Maria Moguna (Specialist Medical
3.Dr. Violet Rongap (Registrar)
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY:
1.Dr. John Bolnga (Specialist Medical Of-
2.Dr. Gert van dan Berg (Specialist Medical
3.Dr. Ovoi Verave (Registrar)
4.Dr. Marilyn Morris (Registrar)
5.Dr. Robert Vei (Registrar)
ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCY/
ADULTS OUTPATIENT DEPART-
1.Dr. Vincent Atua (Specialist Medical Of-
2.Dr. Taita Kila (Specialist Medical Of-
3.Dr. Jiuth Gawi (Registrar)
4.Dr. Steven Aaron (Registrar)
5.Dr. Saberina Sailas (Registrar)
6.Dr. Donna Piamnok (Registrar)
1.Dr. Susan Kima (Medical Officer In
FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION -
1.Dr. Robert Ko (Senior Registrar)
part of the health system in providing quality patient care.
This document also focuses on the clinical governance and also captures the hospital website that is currently under the de-velopmental phase. The website which is soon to be completed and launched aims improve our communication system and to work towards a paperless hospi-tal.
At this time, the Quality Of-fice, the Modilon General Hos-pital Management and the Board of Management wish to thank
The Quality Office is proud and pleased to an-nounce to all that the 1st edition of the Modilon Hospital Quality Manual has been completed and ready to be endorsed and approved by the Hospital Board.
As a way forward, this docu-ment captures the National Health Services Standards (NHSS) that has been estab-lished and recognized by the NDoH through Quality Man-agement system as an integral
Mod il on hosp i tal comp letes qua l i ty management sys tems manual
Thanks to Ela Enterprise,
Modilon Hospital’s Acci-
dents and Emergency ward
is now cleaner and a more
conducive space to work in.
Through the initiative of Sr.
Leanne Barnett, an Australian
volunteer nurse at the Accidents
and Emergency Ward, Ela Enter-
prise Ltd came to their assitance.
The company donated paint, two
hospital beds and other accesso-
ries. The company also volun-
teered its staff to clean and repaint
Dhawal Patel, Managing Direc-
tor of Ela Enterprise Madang in
officially handing over the beds
and accessories, said that Ela En-
terprise is very happy to contrib-
ute to the hospital. It is the com-
pany’s community service and
social responsibility to assist
wherever needed. He also assured
the company’s continuing assis-
Dr. Taita Kila, one of Modilon
Hospital’s two Accidents and
Emergency specialist commended
Ela Enterprise for their contribu-
tions which has made the ward
look better and more pleasant
working environment. “The ward
has a long wish-list and any assis-
tance would be highly appreciat-
ed,” she said.
“The Accident and Emergency
ward is the busiest section in the
hospital. Day and night, we are
open to all patients, from kids to
adults, and this is the eye of the
hospital. I want this ward to be
looking good and running effi-
ciently. My dream is for Modilon
Hospital to have the best A&E
ward in the country,” Sr. Barnett
“We appreciate Ela Enter-
prise’s contributions. We also
want to establish a rapport with
the community and other compa-
nies in town. As a gesture of ap-
preciation for assistance to the
hospital such as this, we will or-
A&E Ward staff say thank you to Ela Enterprise Madang ganize basic first aid training for
their staff,” both said.
In appreciation for the company’s
contributions, fourteen of their Ela
Enterprises’s employees received
Basic First Aid Training, free of
A team of trainers, led by Dr.
Kila with Health Extension Offic-
ers, Israel Lebani and Therow
Zuaru spent their weekend to train
the company’s employees. Topics
covered were emergency first aid,
and general common happening
first aid like basic life support, air-
way obstruction when a patient is
choking and dying, snake bite,
burns, fractures and dislocations.
Right: Mr Patel, watching Sr.
Leanne explain how an electro
cardiogram machine works.
Left: Two hospital beds donated
by Ela Enterprise in the A&E
Mr Jeremiah JohnMark, our Chief Pharmacist and Deputy Director Medical Services for putting this document in order.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Modilon Hospital.
INAUGURAL DEDICATION SERVICE PICTURES
(left to right) Pastor Kario Veneo, Dr. Vincent Atua, Fr. Peter
Hunter and Dr. George Kuzma in deep discussion after refreshments.
Healthy Boys Band, Paul Mabong, Peter Mari and Wilfred Peter
and group leading the singing during the Dedication Service.
Sr. Anne (OIC Jomba Clinic) and Sr. Veronica (OIC Sisiak
Mrs Mavis Veneo, wife of Pastor Kario and Deputy Direc-
tor Nursing Clinical Services, Sr. Mary Kehono, sharing a
light moment together.
Sr. Theresa Davur and Sr. Tabitha Manase taking it easy after
Dr. John Bolgna (far right) promoting Modilon hospital over
lunch with media representatives.
Out and about Modilon Hospital ……………………….
Under the watchful eyes of Dr. Kila, an Ela Enterprise
employee practices how to do a cardio pulmonary
resuscitation on a mannequin while others look on.
Hospital Board Member and Rotarian, Mrs Maureen
Hill, Dr. Atua and Sr. Kauni
HEO Israel Lebani showing Ela Enterprise staff how
to prepare a snake bite patient before taking him/her
PNG’s only neurosurgeon, Dr. Sammy
Thomas chatting with Rotarian, Mr Trevor Taylor.
Bonny Bonje, (OIC General
Services) leading grounds-men
during the clean-up campaign
To the immediate and extended family of our
late colleague and friend, the late Nurse
Catherine Michael, our sincere sympathy.
Her passing is a great loss to the nursing
fraternity at Modilon General Hospital.
Nurse Catherine died on 22nd February, 2015
after suffering from a long terminal illness. She
served 27 years in the health sector, 18 of
which was at Modilon Hospital.
She comes from Utu in the Transgogol area of
the Madang Province.
REST IN PEACE, CATHERINE!!
Buried under this pile of dirt, (picture on the right) are eight bodies. They were once someone’s son
or daughter, brother or sister, or family member. Today, the four adult males and four adult fe-males finally rest, after more than 12 months, housed in cold storage
On the evening of Friday 13 February, 2015, they were silently laid to rest, by total strangers, who were of no blood relations but duty bound, by their line of work.
They now lie in repose also surrounded by strangers who were kind enough to give this piece of land as their resting
Acting Interim Chief Execu-tive Officer, Dr. Vincent Atua said the hospital had to make this decision because the bodies
had been in the morgue for more than 12 months and had started deteriorating, causing health risk to the workers and community who needed the
“We need to raise awareness
to the general public to be re-sponsible for their dead. It is unfair to dump your dead and walk away with no care. The hospital bears the cost of the
burial ,” he added.
A Modilon Hospital Mortuary
Policy has been drafted and is
Modi lon hosp i ta l carr ie s out mass bur ia l exerc i se
Pictured above are Bonny Bonje (OIC General Services), Wakarum Yoki (Morgue attendant) and two others standing beside the mass burial grave site at 4 mile, just outside town.
routine activities. However, staff realize
they also need to unwind.
The overall objective of this concert is
to create greater involvement of health workers and patients and thus create a
friendly working environment.
It is hoped that this show will be the vehicle on which the social and spiritual and emotional aspects of both staff and
patients can be further enhanced.
The idea has received overwhelming support from both the management and staff. The “Healthy Boys” music group together with Nurses Christian Fellowship will be the focal point for making this ac-
tivity become a reality.
For more information, talk to Peter Mari
or Paul Mabong.
Doctors, nurses, patients, admin-istration staff. Its time to tune your vocal chords, bring out your musical instruments, dust and prepare them
for Modilon Hospital’s first ever gos-pel musical bash on Easter Saturday,
4th of April 2015.
This music talent idea emanated from the inaugural dedication service on Febru-ary 11 this year. These presentations will
either be in song, drama or skid.
The theme of this concert will be “Take my life,” originating from a hymnal, offer-ing one’s life, hands, lip, intellect and all
for God’s glory.
Delivery of quality health service and
patient care is the core business of the hospital, together with the back up of the administrative section, to ensure clinical staff efficiently and effectively deliver qual-ity services to the patients. These are our
Eas ter gospel mus ical concer t for Mod il on Hosp i tal
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