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Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
Jack Weston is our Team Leader and College-Assistance Chair. He is currently a junior attending Mountain Ridge High School, where he plays varsity soccer, runs for the track team, and is a critical part in the Mock Trial team. Outside of school, Jack plays soccer for the Mountaineer United Travel Soccer Club, and he has traveled around the world, enjoying destinations such as Canada, Bermuda, Italy, and Iceland.
During the summer of 2018, Jack was an intern at Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Facility at West Virginia University, and attended the Leadership Initiatives Medical Summit. He is a volunteer Assistant Coach for a U-10 soccer team for AYSO in Frostburg, Maryland. For three years, he also volunteered at the Frostburg Nursing and Rehab Center.
Jack is excited to join the IBIP program because of his experiences at the Medical Summit at Georgetown University, which he describes as, “one of the best experiences of my life.” He looks forward to enjoying this experience and helping those who are less fortunate in Nigeria.
Class of 2020
Jason Chen is the team’s Special Projects Chair. . He is currently a junior attending Mountain Ridge High School, Jason plays tennis for his high school, and outside of school, swims for the YMCA Sea Otters swim team.
Jason plays the trumpet in the school’s Jazz and Concert Bands, and enjoys playing ping pong in his spare time. He is originally from New York, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and practices Spanish.
Jason is excited to join IBIP because he wants to develop and sharpen his thinking skills. He wants to help those in need and improve the lives of others.
Class of 2020
Dillon is our Nigerian Partnership Chair. He is currently a junior at Mountain Ridge High School, where he plays percussion and acts as the Drum Captain for the marching band. In addition to playing percussion for marching band, he plays the drum set for the school’s jazz orchestra.
Dillon plays tennis, performs in the school’s drama club, and is an integral part in the Mock Trial team. He works at Chic-fil-a, but has an interest in the medical field for his future. He is also a Delegate of the Future Medical Leaders and Physicians of America.
Dillon is excited to join IBIP so that he can broaden his horizons to an international scale. He’s excited to work with trained professionals from all over the world, who can educate him and help him prepare for his future.
Our Business Partner: Shifa Royal Hospital
Business Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Story of the Business
The hospital’s Administrative Department manages clinical and administrative functionalities within the hospital towards ensuring that the hospital constantly delivers top quality service while remaining financially viable.
The Nursing Department is saddled with the responsibilities of overseeing all nursing activities in the hospital, which includes both Nursing and Midwifery.
The Laboratory Department performs a wide variety of tests using available technology. Those working in the lab analyze common tests such as malaria, viral infections, glucose, cholesterol, liver and heart enzymes, thyroid tests, and hormone tests.
The Accounting Department is a multidimensional entity of the hospital that maintains and monitors the hospitals financial reporting system. The Department provides accurate and timely financial reports to the hospital staff and administration. They are responsible for Accounts Payable, Payroll, and the development of all financial statements and reports.
The Pharmacy Department at the hospital is responsible for all medicines produced and dispensed to outpatients, day patients and inpatients. Pharmacists work as part of the clinical team to dispense medications. They are responsible for ensuring that correct medicines are prescribed, devising and supervising treatment plans for patients and providing information about medicines to staff and patients.
The Medical Records Department at the hospital provides an essential service to the patients and doctors which involves the distribution, storage, security, maintenance, repair and destruction of medical records in accordance with national guidelines. The library holds all patient records and is a ‘closed’ library, only accessible to approved staff needing to collect records for patient attendances, including clinics and planned and emergency admissions.
The Procurement Department provides a purchasing and supplies service across the Hospital and acts as a procurement agent for medical staff.
The Procurement Department’s Issues:
Support researching grants and companies that help supply medical supplies to rural communities in Nigeria.
Finding medical alternatives to collecting medications and drugs.
The Internal Audits Department strives to uses their technical knowledge and advisory recommendations to help groups manage operations more efficiently.
The Internal Audit Department’s Issues:
Developing a way for the department to identify strengths and weaknesses in processes quickly and make practical recommendations, which can save the hospital time and money on a variety of matters, including compliance and expenditure controls, patient billing and collections, system development and implementation, organizational structure, as well as information systems audit and controls.
Security staff make sure that hospitals and clinic sites are accessible and safe for patients, visitors and staff. They also protect buildings and valuable equipment. The Security Department that works 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help make the hospital safe and secure.
The Security Department’s Issues:
Developing an enforceable code of behavior for all patients and visitors.
Developing policies for identification check for everyone entering the hospital.
Providing appropriate training for staff, both initially and periodically to ensure that all minors and safe while in the hospital.
The hospital’s Cleaning Department is responsible for the regular and routine cleaning of all surfaces and maintaining a high level of hygiene in the facility in collaboration with the Infection Control Committee.
The Cleaning Department’s issues:
Classifying the different hospital areas by varying need for cleaning;
Developing policies for appropriate cleaning techniques: procedures, frequency, agents used, etc. for each type of room, from highly contaminated to the most clean and ensuring that these practices are followed.
Providing appropriate training for all departmental staff, both initially and periodically to assess competencies are maintained or when a new technique, product or piece of equipment are introduced;
Establishing methods for the cleaning and disinfection of the patient’s bed, mattress and pillow.
Determining the frequency for the washing/disinfection of privacy curtains, walls, floors and furniture.
Continuing program for staff training. The program should stress personal hygiene, the importance of frequent and careful washing of hands, and cleaning methods (e.g., the sequence of rooms, correct use of equipment, dilution of cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, etc.)
About the Owner: Zubairu Abubakar Madaki
Shifa Royal Hospital Bauchi was established and commission on the 23rd March 2013 by Dr Zubairu Abubakar Madaki.
The hospital has ten (10) bed capacities and it offers services such as outpatient, general surgical, obstetric and gynaecological including family planning, laboratory, pharmaceutical services among others. It is recently accredited as one of the health care providers by the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The hospital has ten (10) bed capacities and it offers services such as outpatient, general surgical, obstetric and gynaecological including family planning, laboratory, pharmaceutical services among others. It is recently accredited as one of the health care providers by the National Health Insurance Scheme. of Bauchi populace and its environs irrespective of age, sex, race, tribe, religion, ethnic background, and social status.
To be one of the leading healthcare facility in Bauchi and its environs through the provision of friendly and affordable healthcare services.