Skip to contents
In This Issue:
Dr. Hilarie Cranmer in the field with tsunami victims
Dr. Cranmer's diary
BWH’s own Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH, FACEP, recently returned from a month of providing humanitarian aid in Indonesia following the devastating December tsunami. Called upon by the International Rescue Committee to provide and evaluate medical relief for victims of the tragedy, she was glad to come back home last week to her family, friends and regular job in the ED.
“I appreciate the efforts here at home on my behalf to complete this important mission,” said Cranmer, who shares her frontline experiences in the tsunami zone on BWH’s Intranet site. Visit www.bwhpikenotes.org, click on “Tsunami Relief Efforts” on the left side and select the last of the four options—“From the Front Lines.” There, her field journal provides context for the grueling conditions and grateful recipients of the relief effort.
“It is rewarding to know that much was gained from our small measures in response to this tragedy. Our work will better prepare those involved in future humanitarian efforts,” Cranmer added. A veteran of several other international relief efforts, Cranmer is the most recent example of a growing trend - BWH staff bringing their expertise to those who need it most, no matter where that may be.
“Hilarie has been on the front lines in humanitarian missions since she was a resident here, and we are very, very proud of her efforts,” said Ron Walls, MD, chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine.