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Archived News Articles

Local Doctor Hopes to Assist with Mental Health in Aftermath of Ecuador Earthquake, WISC TV Madison

Earthquake Tragedy in Ecuador Mobilizes Madisonians to Action, Madison 365

Badgers for Ecuador Helps Victims as Exchange Student Talks About Close Call, Fox 28 South Bend

Madison Plays Outsize Role in Responding to Earthquake in Ecuador, WORT FM Madison

Responding to Disaster–Notre Dame Alumnus at Ground Zero after Deadly Ecuador Earthquake, University of Notre Dame

Ecuador Earthquake Puts Wisconsin Doctor’s Hospitals on Front Lines, Journal Sentinel

Hesburgh Hospital Fighting for Global Health, University of Notre Dame

UW Health Doctor Plans Trip to Ecuador Earthquake Disaster Zone as Two Hospitals He Founded are Spared, WKOW

Wisconsin Non-Profit Responds to Ecuadorean Earthquake, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time

Update: Hesburgh Hospital in Ecuador Treats Earthquake Victims, WNDU

WNDU: Hesburgh Hospital — One year about his death, Fr. Ted’s legacy lives on

Irish Impact: ND Student Blog on Hesburgh Hospital, by Nate McKeon (ND ’17)

University of Notre Dame International Blog, “ND Alum Open Hesburgh Hospital in Ecuador”

El Comercio, “La Salud de las comidades tsachilas se debilita” (in Spanish)

Inter-American Development Bank, Blog Post, High-quality health services for rural Ecuador: Training family doctors, July 2014

Notre Dame Accountancy Newsletter, January 2013

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel UW Doctor Helping Build Hospital in Ecuador June 14, 2012 by Aisha Qidwae

The Hospitalist, Hospitalists in the Developing World,  The eWire,, 9.15.2010 by Larry Beresford

Notre Dame Magazine From Mountaintop to Global Health,” Notre Dame Magazine, Summer 2010 by John Collins Rudolf

Global Health Magazine: Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine “Building a Hospital in Rural Ecuador” Volume 8, Number 2, Fall/Winter 2008.

M Magazine “The Picture of Health: Rural Ecuador has Quality Health Care Thanks to Dr. David Gaus” Cover Story, February 2008, West Edition

Notre Dame Magazine“The Road to Pedro Vicente Maldonado,” Summer 1999, Volume 28, Number 2.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – “Local Doctor Works to Reform Rural Medical Care in Ecuador,” Mar 26, 2001

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – “Milwaukee Doctor Fulfilling his Vision in Ecuador,” July 7, 1997

Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business: Stories of Value – “Delivering Health Care in Latin America”

Global Health Council: News/Event Item – “Andean Health & Development opens new hospital in rural Ecuador”

Read the 2010 World Economic Forum Report (pdf) to learn about the conference where Dr. David Gaus won the 2010 Social Entrepreneurship Award for Latin America. Dr. Gaus is pictured on page 1 for winning this prestigious award from the Schwab Foundation.

M Magazine “Spreading the Passion: The Act of Giving Empowers Change”

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Academic Publications

Gaus D. The Rural Hospital in Ecuador, Health Affairs 28, no. 4 (2009): 1003–1010; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.1003

Gaus D., Herrera D., Heisler M., Cline B.L., Richmond J. Making secondary care a primary concern: the rural hospital in Ecuador. Pan American Journal of Public Health. 2008; 23(3):212–7..

Gaus DP, Herrera DF, Mantyh WG, Girdhari RP, Kuskowski MA. Quantifying the reduction in nonmedical costs after the introduction of a rural county hospital in Ecuador. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2011;29(6):423–7.

David P. Gaus, MD, MPH/TM; Diego F. Herrera, MD; Carlos J. Troya, MD; Alicia H. Guevara, MD Management of Snakebite and Systemic Envenomation in Rural Ecuador Using the 20-minute Whole Blood Clotting Test

Johnson, Tara, M.D., MPH; David P. Gaus, MD, MPH/TM; Diego F. Herrera, MD, Emergency Department of a Rural Hospital in Ecuador, 2015

Medical Manual written by Dr. Gaus & Dr. Herrera

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