Santo Tomas Maternity Hospital- PHOTO GALLERY
The Santo Tomas Maternity Hospital is part of the larger medical center complex known as Hospital Santo Tomas. The institution dates back to 1702 and Panama’s days as a colony of Spain.
The current Santo Tomas Maternity Hospital dates back to the mid 1920’s when several major hospital structures were rebuilt. Santo Tomas is known as the ‘Hospital del pueblo’ – which in English means ‘Hospital of the people’.
Nivia Gall, Chief Nurse Surgery at Santo Tomas Maternity Hospital, and USF nursing student Tania Cruickshank.
At center, USF nursing student Tara Casimir prepares to enter delivery room.
USF nursing group of approximately 6 students witnessed the delivery of baby boy at 11:52am.
A second group of USF Nursing students witnessed the delivery of baby girl, Kimberly, born at 11:44am. Photos taken while nurses tended to mother’s needs post partum and recorded information for baby’s birth certificate.
After deliveries, Profesora Lucero de Estrada of the University of Panama Nursing School, escorted USF nursing students into the hospital’s nursery.
A final ‘kodak moment’ in scrubs before departing Santo Tomas’ Labor & Delivery room.
The USF nursing group, led by Assistant Professor Versie Johnson-Mallard, stop for a group photo of students with nurses from University of Panama and Santo Tomas Maternity Hospital who helped students experience an ‘intense’ and ‘unforgettable’ day – Panamanian hosts getting a big “thumbs up” from Bulls!