Battambang Provincial Hospital

Janice Hay, RGN, BSc, MSc, Vladimir Buron, and Dr. Esther Wilson

I’m visiting the microbiology lab in the Battambang Provincial Hospital.  Vladimir Buron has done a great job of working with the staff to get the lab organized and they will begin offering blood culture services at the beginning of May.  This afternoon, we met with Janice Hay who has a nursing background and is the Clinical Technical Advisor for the Battambang Model Hospital Project for the University Research Co. (URC) Cambodia and with Dr. Esther Wilson, an emergency medicine physician who is a VSO volunteer also working with URC.  Both of these dedicated health care professionals are very supportive of the development of the diagnostic microbiology laboratory. URC is a US based company providing technical assistance to strengthen health care systems worldwide.