SALINAS, CA (January 20th, 2010) – Harry Weis, CEO of Natividad Medical Center (NMC), announced today that Emergency Room Doctor Peter Bloomfield is leaving today to help with medical relief efforts in Haiti with Convoy of Hope organization. Dr. Bloomfield will be in Haiti for 30 days working as a medical emergency relief worker. All of the doctors in the ER have pitched in to cover Dr. Bloomfield’s shifts while he is in Haiti.
Convoy of Hope, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, feeds the hungry and provides pure drinking water to people in need across the United States and around the world through children’s nutrition initiatives, citywide outreaches, and disaster response. To date, the organization has provided real help to 28 million people in 112 countries and 45 states. Lauded for its effectiveness and efficiency, Convoy of Hope mobilizes thousands of volunteers each year to deliver food and supplies and to offer hope to the poor and suffering. http://www.convoyofhope.org
Dr. Bloomfield joined NMC in November of 2009. Before joining NMC, Dr. Bloomfield worked for Brotman Medical Center in Culver City , California . A graduate of John Hopkins University Medical School in 2004, Bloomfield also spent 2 years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Belize where he worked with HIV/AIDS/STI prevention through local NGO and District Public Health Department.
About Natividad Medical Center
Natividad Medical Center is a 172-bed acute care medical center owned and operated by Monterey County , and has been providing healthcare for more than 120 years. A public community hospital, Natividad Medical Center emphasizes the care of women, children and families and offers comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and specialty care. Natividad is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast , through its affiliation with the University of California , San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 235 physicians, Natividad’s mission is to continually improve the health status of the people of Monterey County through access to affordable, high-quality healthcare services. Natividad is based in Salinas , California. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit www.natividad.com.