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Medical « The Cornerstone Foundation ~ Hospital Loma de Luz
Jeff McKenney, M.D.
Jefferson McKenny, MD, President, Cornerstone Foundation, Balfate, Honduras I'd like to express for myself and the entire Board our great appreciation for your commitment and dedication to the work at Hospital Loma de Luz.
Dr. Jeff McKenney, the ...
Dr. Jeff McKenney, the founder of the Cornerstone Foundation that built the hospital, was rocked by devastation himself.
His home in Mississippi was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 - instead of rebuilding, he moved his family to Honduras and is the hospital's general surgeon.
Iâ€™m performing a complicated open kidney surgery assisted by Dr. Jeff McKenney, a general surgeon and the President of the Cornerstone Foundation.Â Jeff began this project about 20 years ago.Â We were able to perform very complex operations in this modern operating room.Â Our â€œbloodbankâ€� consisted of the entire staff of the hospital.Â Blood, if needed, was obtained fresh from walking donors.Â We did not need blood fortunately.
Dr. Jeff McKenney
is developing an irrigation system for prostate resections.Â We used boiled distilled water, and the fluid was delivered by putting sterilized tire plugs into the bottle caps.
Dr. Jeff McKenney
is assisting me with and open ureterolithotomy.Â This operation is rarely performed anymore in the USA, but it is lifesaving in areas with limited resources.Â The patient recovered uneventfully.
The Sun Herald | 11/19/2004 | A personal account: Helping in Honduras
Editor's note: Dr. Richard Schmidt, a retired Biloxi pediatrician, and his wife and young daughter, recently helped Dr. Jeff McKenney and his family at the Hospital Loma de Luz in Honduras.
The architects of this "field of dreams" are Dr. Jefferson McKenney
wife, Rosanne, a nurse/schoolteacher.
When God handed out talents, they must have been at the head of the line.They operate; they teach; they sing and play musical instruments at the twice-weekly praise and worship service.They design and build houses, treat almost any kind of patient in the clinic and take their turn as leaders of Bible study sessions.Dr. McKenney is the president of the Cornerstone Foundation of the United States and also of the Honduras Cornerstone Foundation, and he also helps his wife in her bilingual school.