Living the Mission Blog
Erica Smith, executive director of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, offers a unique perspective of global and local health in her blog, Living the Mission. Travel with her as she and her colleagues visit international partners to understand their supply and equipment needs. Get to know the clinicians and CEOs in other countries who face the challenges of running a hospital with limited resources. Walk with her through the warehouse as she visits with volunteers who spend countless hours sorting supplies donated by Midwest hospitals and clinics. How you view health care – at home and abroad – just might change.
CHA Webinar on Critical Healthcare and Mental Health Challenges in Ukraine Amid Ongoing ConflictNovember 06, 2023Erica Smith, MPH, Executive Director of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, recently contributed to a podcast from Catholic Health Association to discuss the ongoing collaborative efforts to support the Ukrainian people, drawing upon the collective strength of organizations such as ICMC, CHA, HSHS, and other Catholic partners.
Mission Outreach on CHA Podcast: Lessening environmental impacts and how to donate material goodsOctober 13, 2023Erica Smith and Bruce Compton, CHA senior director of GlobalHealth, discuss lessening environmental impacts and how to effectively and safely donate material goods.
What are we doing on this mountain?August 20, 2023First, and most important – the luggage arrived on Friday afternoon! I’m pretty sure both Darin and Ratish hugged their suitcases at the airport, but I wasn’t there and neither of them admitted to doing so. Seriously, though, they handled several days of missing luggage with a lot of grace and patience.
Welcome to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania!August 17, 2023We arrived in Moshi, Tanzania – Kilimanjaro – yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. It had been 46 hours since our travel began in St. Louis, with a huge debacle that resulted in an unexpected overnight layover in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ratish, Darin and I made it through customs with 300 hikers only to discover the luggage belonging to Ratish and Darin wasn’t there.