The Rotary Club of Salem, Salem Regional Medical Center, and Central American Outreach (CAMO) announce donation of x-ray equipment to benefit the people of Honduras
At a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Salem, Past Rotary President and District Foundation Chair Dr. Peter Apicella spoke with Kathryn Tschiegg, a previous Peace Corp worker who had spent her early years in a small community in Honduras in Central America. 
After seeing the human suffering because of antiquated conditions at the local hospital, Tschiegg decided to make a difference by starting a non-for-profit company designed to help increase the quality of care. Now some 25 years later, CAMO provides more than 140, 000 life-saving services each year to impoverished people who otherwise would not have access to aid.  
Over lunch, the two discussed advances in medical imaging and x-ray technology provided at Salem Regional Medical Center. X-ray film, just like for cameras, has become incredibly expensive and computers do it better. “The more we spoke, the more I realized that our hospital was replacing the computerized x-ray equipment that would benefit the hospital in Honduras,” said Dr. Apicella. “In an afternoon discussion over lunch, thanks to the generosity of the Salem Regional Medical Center and Salem Rotarians, that community in Honduras will soon be receiving life-saving advanced medical imaging technology.”  
Pictured, x-ray technologist Tara Raber with the computerized x-ray equipment to be donated to the Honduras hospital.