Spring Lake Park School District teacher/director leads medical mission to Dominican Republic
Spring Lake Park High School’s OEC director, along with a group of six other medically trained people, has returned from a health care mission to the Dominican Republic.
Opportunities in Emergency Care director Bill Neiss, a teacher at SLP High School, spearheaded the trip to the island Aug. 11 through 18 where the group set up four makeshift mobile barrio (neighborhood) medical clinics in and near San Juan.
“Basically, it was a mobile pharmacy,” Neiss said about the temporary clinics set up in the countryside and in schools. One was staged in a rickety, old building in the mountains. See more in Elyse Kaner’s ABC Newspapers feature story.