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ECWA Egbe Hospital Staff

For More Information

Contact Kandi Burgess by email or by phone at: (828) 278-1575.

Specialties Needed
Anesthesiology, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Registered Nurses.

Hospital Website
http://www.egbehospital.org

Hospital Website
http://www.egbehospital.org

Mission Organization
Serving In Mission (SIM)

Location
Evangelical Church Winning All Hospital or Egbe Hospital is located in Egbe, Kogi State, Nigeria.


Donors for Egbe Hospital – Medical Missions in Nigeria, West Africa

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ECWA Hospital Egbe, commonly referred to as Egbe Hospital, is located in Egbe, Kogi State, Nigeria. Founded in 1952 by SIM missionaries, it was later transferred to ECWA (Evangelical Church Winning All), the Nigerian mission agency affiliated with SIM. Egbe Hospital is a rural teaching hospital serving a large population in Kogi State.

The hospital is a 75-bed facility, and the grounds cover 33 acres with 68 buildings. Each year the hospital cares for approximately 18,500 outpatients and 2,000 inpatients, performs more than 600 operations, delivers some 400 babies, and conducts over 33,400 X-rays and lab tests while sharing the Gospel with all who come to the hospital.
There are six main wards in the hospital: male ward, female ward, children’s ward, maternity ward, isolation ward, and OPD (out-patient department which includes ICU and Emergency. There is also an operating theater with 2 operating rooms, a recovery room, and consultation area. Two private rooms are available for VIP guests.

Departments include outpatient, eye center, radiology (including ultrasound), laboratory, pharmacy, and under-fives clinic. In addition to the services delivered on the wards and various departments, the hospital provides antenatal care, family planning, immunization, pastoral counseling, and HIV/tuberculosis screening, treatment, and counseling. A fully equipped new dental clinic with 4 dental chairs staffed by a dental hygienist and visiting dentists offers dental services. The newly upgraded Eye Center with new equipment provides optometrist services in clinic and an outreach, with a visiting national ophthalmologist.

The hospital also offers a Mobile Health Clinic that provides outreach to surrounding poor communities with high health care needs. These outreaches take place during the dry season when roads are passable.
There are three different centers for education on the campus: the Family Medicine Residency Program, ECWA School of Nursing, and ECWA School of Midwifery. The School of Nursing and Midwifery is moving toward becoming a college by 2023. It is undergoing revitalization to include the construction of 3 hostels (2 girl hostels each with 24 rooms and one male hostel with 12 rooms), an administrative building with study hall, dining hall, kitchen and laundry, matron’s housing, and a sports field. Buildings on the existing school campus will be remodeled for classrooms and staff housing.

ECWA Hospital, Egbe currently has 120 staff including medical, administrative, maintenance staff, one family medicine consultant, five family medicine resident consultants, and two medical officers.
A strong Christian emphasis, including evangelism and Biblical teaching, has been maintained from the onset and is currently administered by two trained pastors. We desire to further develop our community outreach and evangelism.

ECWA Egbe Hospital Nurses

Missionary staff includes
Full-time missionary staff residing on the complex includes: (1) music academy teacher and (2) outreach, evangelism, and community development.

Language
English and Yagba Yoruba. Additional languages: Hausa, Igbo, Fulfulde, and Pigeon English. All hospital staff speak English and about 50% of the patients speak English.

Charting
English

Surgery
There are (2) operating rooms and one minor surgical room. No fluoroscopy or laparoscopic capability. Portable X-ray is available in the operating room. Well equipped for basic general and orthopedic surgery. The SIGN IM Nail System is used for repairing fractures. The hospital has a national PAACS surgeon on staff full-time.

Orthopedics
General orthopedic equipment. Most of the orthopedic surgery is for trauma. There is a Nigerian orthopedic surgeon who visits periodically.

Anesthesia
Draw over equipment is used at present with oxygen concentrator. Draw over does not require pressurized oxygen. Types of anesthesia include spinal, Ketamine, and GA with LMA or intubation/paralysis as needed. Isoflurane and Halothane are the inhalation agents. New anesthesia machines using pressurized oxygen are available.

Ophthalmology
The Eye Center infrastructure has recently been upgraded and new eye equipment purchased. The Center has a dedicated eye operating room with microscope. It offers consultation services, surgical, eye screening, and outreach services. Lens implants are available.The Center is staffed by a national optometrist and national visiting ophthalmologist.

Dental
The dental clinic has four dental chairs and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art dental equipment, X-ray, and sterilizer. The clinic is staffed by a national dental hygienist.

Urology
Urinary strictures and prostatic disease are common. Cystoscopic equipment is old and needs to be replaced.

Radiology
We offer digital radiology, portable X-ray, ultrasound, and portable/bedside ultrasound with V-scan, electrocardiography, gastroscopy and HSG.

Teaching
Teaching opportunities exist through the Family Medicine Residency program, the Nursing School and the Midwifery School. Visiting short-term volunteers are expected to teach on rounds and in the classroom which is equipped with a screen and LCD projector and TV.

Common Diseases/Trauma
Malaria and other tropical disease, snake bites, burns, pneumonia, diarrheal disease, respiratory illness, sepsis, meningitis, asthma, diabetes, hypertensive disease, congenital heart failure, liver disease, urological problems, hernia, skin infections, eclampsia, infertility, acute abdominal illnesses, mental health problems, malignancy, trauma and accidents. HIV prevalence is 3–5%.

Travel/Orientation
Fly by commercial air to Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The hospital is approximately a six- to nine-hour drive from Abuja, depending on road conditions. It is necessary to overnight at a guesthouse prior to being driven to the hospital the following day. Orientation to the hospital is provided by the medical director or his designate.

Time Difference
+5 hours Daylight Savings Time (EST), U.S.A.; +4 hours Eastern Standard Time, U.S.A.

Religion
About 50 percent of the nation’s 170 million people follow Islam, 40 percent are Christians, and the rest follow various tribal beliefs.

Climate
Nigeria is located just north of the equator and enjoys a tropical climate. November through March is the dry season with daytime temperatures that can exceed 100 degrees. The hottest and most humid months are February and March. December is the coolest month with dry, dusty winds called “Harmattan.” April–October is the rainy season with temperatures between 75 and 95 degrees.

For More Information
Contact Kandi Burgess by email or by phone at: (828) 278-1575.
 
 
Egbe Hospital Revitalization


Egbe Hospital Revitalization

 
 
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