Greetings from New York City!

Dear Friends,

 

Greetings from New York City! I had a safe trip and saw the favor of the Lord on each leg … from Amsterdam to JFK I was upgraded to Economy Comfort … an aisle seat in a row of 4 seats and only one lady on the end (Patricia)  she was from Italy (my age-ish) . She allowed an encouraged me to be able to use 3 seats to stretch out and rest! It was wonderful … then when I got to NYC she offered to share a cab and let me go to her apt in Manhattan and wait for Ali ….to come and get me from New Jersey!  It was lovely she knew how to negotiate through the airport etc. and we share the taxi cost!

 

Ali and Josh are an amazing young couple that love in Hoboken, NY. Ali is a school teacher and Josh works for Barkley Bank and they offered for me to stay with them while in NYC. I came yesterday and today with Josh on the Bus to the center of Manhattan and then took a cab to the convention center .. it was easy with him and the bus stop is a ½ block from his house.

 

They took me to dinner at a lovely up-scale restaurant about 2/1/2 blocks from their appointment the first night … ummmm wow so nice!

 

Yesterday the meetings started at 8 AM  and was a full day till 7:30 PM … I did not think I could stay awake and focused but it was so well done with many activities and such interesting speakers! President Bill Clinton was our luncheon speaker and of course he was great! People rushed to shake his hand and meet him … so I hung back a little … it was enough to hear his great speech!

 

The whole day was packed with networking opportunities  and I met some amazing people … also Rick and Amanda were there from Lift Up Africa so nice to meet some people I knew… I sat next to a young woman “Sara” at my assigned table (right up front) and she just “watched over me … all day and brought me coffee and was so kind .. they had an “after party” here in Manhattan … but  I excused myself and headed back to Hoboken.

 

It was a very long day and immediately when I got home and (rode back with Josh as he waited for me) got home about 9 PM and went directly to bed …

 

Segal Family Foundation

Segal Family Foundation

Today is a training day put on by Segal Family Foundation(SFF)  … this group is actually amazing I am so impressed with their desire to see all of succeed and to come alongside their grantees and offer support and tools to be successful! They are interested in helping African grassroots organizations with Institutional Strengthening and their whole approach is taking small to medium groups like HEART  to the next level of growth! It is a wonderful philosophy and it is working! They interspersed the day yesterday with success stories that were so encouraging!

 

SFF will have their 2014 Annual Meeting in Africa in October! So hope some of my staff can attend!

 

So I arrived in the city early (doesn’t start today till 10 AM but I came again with Josh … so I am at a café next to the Convention center and just wanted to touch base with all of you!

 

The weekend promised to be quiet … Ali and Josh offered me several options … but rest a and  quiet day and go to church with them on Sunday (I think they attend a Catholic mass) sounds wonderful to me! They promised me steak again on their Bar BQ Sat night (my favorite!) and I will take them out tonight ..

 

Monday I go to Philly to meet with Women Leaders in Action (WLA) will take the train … and so look forward to that and back to Hoboken the same day and then to Boston to stay with ken and Marie and will also see  Amanda again with Lift Up Africa and hopefully Peter Norris!

 

I travel to CA on Friday next week …

 

Just a little update … thanks for sharing this amazing journey with me!

 

Sincerely,

 

Vickie Winkler    

HEART Executive Director

P.O. Box 63414 – 00619 Muthaiga

Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

011-254-733-369-010

Vickie@africaheart.com

www.africaheart.org

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Award

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL (MDG) AWARDS GALA

MDG Award for HEART

April 26, 2013 – HEART won the honor of the first place award for MDG #3

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. From this site, explore the efforts of the UN and its partners for building a better world.

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Award is an initiative that acknowledged the contribution of Government, Development Partners Institutions, Private Sectors, NGOs and Individuals in Kenya that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in driving the achievement of one the eight MDG goals through their core programmes. This initiative is being implemented in partnership with United Nations Department Programme in Kenya, Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals Trust Fund and the Government of Finland.

MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL Award

The MDG Award presented to HEART

The MDGs Goals:

  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

  • Achieve universal primary education

  • Promote gender equality and empower women

  • Improving maternal health care

  • Reduce child mortality

  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases

  • Ensure environmental sustainability

  • Create a global partnership for development with targets for aid, trade and debt relief

Sutter News

Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region

Weekly News Round-Up

Week of March 23 – March 29, 2013

 

Sutter News

Davis Enterprise

Rotary’s child abuse prevention  

work extends to Kenya

March 29, 2013

Angela Rosas, M.D., medical director of the Sutter BEAR Program and child abuse consultant for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, is among a group of professionals heading to Kenya to train health professionals and business leaders in child abuse prevention techniques. The trip is funded by a grant from The Rotary Club of Davis.

 

The Sacramento Bee

Cathie Anderson: French invasion at Sutter (scroll to second story)

March 28, 2013
Au Bon Pain has taken over cafeteria operations for guests and employees at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. The eatery has grab-and-go stations at Sutter Memorial and Sutter General hospitals and will soon open at Sutter Capitol Pavilion. A second, larger cafeteria will be located in the basement of the Anderson Lucchetti Women’s and Children’s Center. Larry Maas, assistant administrator for SMCS’s master site plan, and Jack Breezee, director of nutrition and food services for Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, are quoted.

 

 

The Sacramento Bee

Integrative Medicine: Sounds icky, but treatment’s promising

March 28, 2013
Kay Judge, M.D., and Maxine Barish-Wreden, M.D., medical directors of Sutter Downtown Integrative Medicine program, talk about a strange new study in the New England Journal of Medicine that shows transferring fecal matter from one person to another works better than current medical therapies to eradicate bacteria from the serious bowl infection Clostridium dificile colitis.

 

The Sacramento Bee

I Care: Her humor helps the healing of hospitalized children

March 25, 2013
As part of national Child Life Month in March, Susan Rumberg, Child Life volunteer at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, is featured in a volunteer spotlight column. Rumburg has been a volunteer with Sutter’s Child Life Program since 2006.

 

A similar story featured Sutter’s Child Life Program can be found in Sacramento Today.

 

The Sacramento Bee

Kudos to: Brenda McCulloch, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, registered nurse

March 25, 2013
Brenda McCulloch, R.N., cardiovascular clinical nurse specialist at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, was recently named clinical nurse specialist of the year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists.

 

CBS 13

Conquering The Court

March 24, 2013
Andrew Carducci, a high school tennis player from Auburn who suffered major head injuries last year, learned how to walk and talk again thanks to Sutter Rehabilitation Institute. Andrew joined his rehabilitation therapists from SRI during the “Walk for Thought” event to help raise awareness about what it’s like to survive a traumatic brain injury. Greg LeBleu, M.D., physiatrist with SRI, and Olutosin “Tosti” Okon, physical therapist at SRI, were quoted.

 

Times-Herald (Solano and Napa counties)

Sutter launches new advanced care program

March 24, 2013

Sutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management Program launched in Solano County last week. The AIM program extends its reach to Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Foundation/Sutter Medical Group patients in Solano County. James McGregor, M.D., regional medical director for the AIM program, is quoted.

 

Davis Enterprise

Readers’ Choice: Best Hospital

March 21, 2013
Sutter Davis Hospital was chosen as Best Hospital in the 2013 “Yolo County’s Best” special section of the Davis Enterprise. Other Sutter doctors and services were also chosen in the following categories:

 

Readers’ Choice: Best doctor

 

Readers’ Choice: Best physical therapy

 

Readers’ Choice: Best dermatology/cosmetic surgery