Dignity Health Employee Helps Children Overseas

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Sacramento-based orthotics company, Anchor Orthotics and Prosthetics, aids area physical therapy assistant Hiep Trinh with a sizable donation of customizable ankle-foot orthoses materials. Trinh will use the materials to help children in his native Vietnam during an early 2014 visit.

Physical Therapy Assistant Hiep Trinh is partnering with Anchor Orthotics and Prosthetics of Sacramento to deliver ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) to a children’s hospital in Saigon, Vietnam, in early 2014. Trinh is an employee of Dignity Health, and he has been traveling to visit family in Vietnam since 1999. This is his second year aiding the children’s hospital and the first for Anchor Orthotics and Prosthetics.

In addition to visiting Saigon, Trinh will be traveling throughout the Vietnam countryside and into the Mekong Delta, Cambodia, and Laos. He plans on working with physicians and specialists in those areas to customize the donated AFOs on site for children with various conditions that make mobility a challenge. In all, his trip will last from January 4 through February 1, 2014.

Trinh works as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Dignity Health’s Bruceville Terrace facility in Sacramento. Bruceville Terrace is a skilled nursing facility that offers patients both short-term and long-term medical care options. He frequently collaborates with materials providers such as Anchor Orthotics and Prosthetics in service to his patients.

American Board Certified Orthotist Terry McDonald, owner of Anchor Orthotics and Prosthetics in Sacramento, hopes this experience will be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. He hopes to create a supply line to the area, so that children will continue to receive the technology they need to stay mobile and comfortable.

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