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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 dedicaon service Inside this issue: Interim CEO’s remarks Rotary donations to MGH 2 Meet our executive management Who are our doctors? 3 Service of love and forgiveness (Dedication Service ) 4 Ela Enterprise donates to A&E ward Draft Quality Manage- ment Manual 5 Pictures of Dedication Service 6 Pictures “Out and about Modilon” 7 Easter Gospel Bash Mass burial 8 Our Mission: 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 VOLUME1, ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY, 2015 Monthly Newsletter MODILON GENERAL HOSPITAL PO BOX 2119 MADANG 511 PAPUE NEW GUINEA PH: 422-22022/4223590 FAX: 4223716 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.

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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

2

Meet our executive management

Who are our doctors?

3

Service of love and forgiveness (Dedication

Service )

4

Ela Enterprise donates to A&E ward

Draft Quality Manage-

ment Manual

5

Pictures of Dedication Service

6

Pictures “Out and about Modilon”

7

Easter Gospel Bash

Mass burial

8

Our Mission:

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

VOLUME1, ISSUE 1 FEBRUARY, 2015 Monthly Newsletter

MODILON GENERAL

HOSPITAL

PO BOX 2119

MADANG 511

PAPUE NEW GUINEA

PH: 422-22022/4223590

FAX : 4223716

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.

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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

of people.

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

surgical theatre.

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-

ney.

ager of PNG Power, and

staff members from the

Creative Self Help Centre

who accompanied Mr.

Taylor.

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-

ment.

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-

dren’s lives.

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,

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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

these equipment

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.

Happy Reading!!

Christine Gawi (Ms) INTERIM CEO

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Dr. Vincent Atua

Director Medical

Services

Ms. Galug Sual

Director Nursing

Services

Mr. Albert Sika

Director Corporate

Services

Ms. Christine Gawi

Interim Chief Executive

Officer

Meet the Modilon Hospital Executive Management team

Mrs. Maureen Hill

Pastor Kario Veneo

Deputy Chairman Mr. Bodick Abegul

Mr. Marcus Katchau

Fr. Jan Czuba

Chairman

We present our Modilon Hospital Board Members

Mr. Pete Celso Fr. Peter Hunter Mr. Hugh Saweni

Staff Representative

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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

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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

MEDICAL UNIT

1.Dr. Martin Daimen (Physician)

2.Dr. Petronella Walando (Registrar)

3.Dr. Jemimah Menz (Registrar)

SURGICAL UNIT

1.Dr. Jerzy Kuzma (Senior Specialist Medical

Officer—Orthopedic)

2.Dr. John Maihua (Senior Specialist Medical

Officer—Head/Neck and Plastic Surgeon)

3.Dr. Sammy Thomas (Senior Specialist Med-

ical Officer—Neurosurgeon)

4.Dr. Freda Makui (Registrar)

5.Dr. Scholastica Ekari (Registrar)

6.Dr. Mitchell Masin (Registrar)

PAEDIATRIC UNIT

1.Dr. Jimmy Aipit (Paediatrician)

2.Dr. Allanie Rero (Registrar)

3.Dr. Tina Yarong (Registrar)

4.Dr. Villa Watch (Registrar)

ANAESTHETIC UNIT

1.Dr. Gertrude Marun (Senior Specialist

Medial Officer/

2.Dr. Maria Moguna (Specialist Medical

Officer—Anaesthetics)

3.Dr. Violet Rongap (Registrar)

OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY:

1.Dr. John Bolnga (Specialist Medical Of-

ficer—Gynaecology)

2.Dr. Gert van dan Berg (Specialist Medical

Officer—Gynaecology)

3.Dr. Ovoi Verave (Registrar)

4.Dr. Marilyn Morris (Registrar)

5.Dr. Robert Vei (Registrar)

ACCIDENTS & EMERGENCY/

ADULTS OUTPATIENT DEPART-

MENT

1.Dr. Vincent Atua (Specialist Medical Of-

ficer—Emergency Medicine)

2.Dr. Taita Kila (Specialist Medical Of-

ficer—Emergency Medicine)

3.Dr. Jiuth Gawi (Registrar)

4.Dr. Steven Aaron (Registrar)

5.Dr. Saberina Sailas (Registrar)

6.Dr. Donna Piamnok (Registrar)

IDINAD CLINIC:

1.Dr. Susan Kima (Medical Officer In

Charge)

FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION -

EYE CLINIC

1.Dr. Robert Ko (Senior Registrar)

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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

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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

the ward.

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-

tance.

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

expressed.

“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

charge.

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

Observation section

Mr Jeremiah JohnMark, our Chief Pharmacist and Deputy Director Medical Services for putting this document in order.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Modilon Hospital.

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INAUGURAL DEDICATION SERVICE PICTURES

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(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

Clinic)

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

the service.

Dr. John Bolgna (far right) promoting Modilon hospital over

lunch with media representatives.

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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

a clinic

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

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CONDOLENCE MESSAGE:

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

container.

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

place.

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

mortuary service.

“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

awaiting endorsement.

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

Upcoming event……

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