Partnership:   RUSSIA  [Country Flag of Russia]


      Updated April 2, 2009

      On-Going Partnership with Russia

  • 2001: Partnered with the City of Vladivostok Regional Hospital to form the first Cardiac Surgery Center east of Novosibirsk.

  • 2002: With a $100,000 USAID/FRAEC grant, partnered with the Vladivostok Ambulance Service to increase the number of 12-lead EKG/Defibrillators on ambulances from five to eighteen.  Reduced ambulance response times to cardiac arrest victims from 31 minutes to 12 minutes.  Number of patients in Vladivostok surviving a heart attack increased from 1% to 9%.

  • 2003 - Assisted the Vladivostok Cardiac Surgery Center in expanding its scope from bypass surgery to include valve replacement surgery.

  • 2005 – Siberia: Assisting the Vladivostok Ambulance Service in creating a Yakutsk, Siberia ACLS training center.

  • With grant monies awarded from USAID/FRAEC, have formed a partnership with the Yakutsk Ambulance Service and created an ACLS training center in Siberia.

  • Donated a $200,000 ultrasound machine to the Vladivostok Pediatrics Hospital.

  • Have shipped over 15 forty-foot containers of much needed medical supplies and equipment for the greater Primorsky Krai region.

  • Coordinated the 2005 – 2006 Tomsk (Siberia) Partnership - “Healthy clinical provider initiative, Tomsk Region: Protection against infection of blood borne viruses.”

  • Reduced the number of healthcare providers in the Tomsk region that are infected with Hepatitis C, HIV and other blood borne transmittable diseases. The cost for the treatment of Hep C is beyond the reach of most Russian clinicians. We were successful at cutting the infection rate in half.

  • Reduce the number of accidental “needle or instrument stick” injuries that occur among Tomsk healthcare providers in the clinical environment. We achieved a 30 decrease in the first year and has continued to improve 

  • Assure that healthcare providers in the region are educated about the risks of occupational exposure to infectious disease and are able to take precautions to prevent exposure. The hospital now has 100% of their staff trained to western standards on blood borne pathogens

  • Grant money provided by USAID and FRAEC. 

  • 2007: brought a Russian orphan girl to the US for surgery to save her leg after  been hit by a motorcycle. read full story here


Russian Colleague

Vladimir Kuznetsov

Vladimir Kuznetsov
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Russian Colleague

Alexander Partin

Alexander Partin
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