Tuesday, September 15, 2009

U.S. Sponsored Operating Rooms Open at the Central Military Hospital in Badaro

September 15, 2009
Today, Ambassador Michele J. Sison opened a new expansion to the Central Military Hospital operating and recovery rooms in Badaro. Ambassador Sison was joined by Mr. Mark Rumohr, Regional Deputy for the Middle East for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), and Lieutenant Colonel Todd Cyril, the Lebanon Desk Officer for the DSCA. The $242,000 expansion upgraded the existing operating rooms, added a fifth operating room, and enlarged the recovery room. These additions will enhance the hospital’s capacity and ability to provide quality care to Lebanese soldiers and their families.
Since 2006, the U.S. Government has committed over $410 million in assistance to Lebanon. The U.S. Embassy, through its Office of Defense Cooperation, provides humanitarian assistance to Lebanon and works closely with the Lebanese Armed Forces, providing training and equipment. The United States remains committed to supporting the government of Lebanon, its people and its institutions.