Wed., February 3, 2010 9:02am (EST)

Haiti Patients Land In Georgia
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Six Haiti earthquake patients have arrived in Georgia for special medical treatment. (photo courtesy Caritas Internationalis)
Six Haiti earthquake patients have arrived in Georgia for special medical treatment. (photo courtesy Caritas Internationalis)
Georgia has received a group of six trauma patients from earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The group was flown into Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta Tuesday night.

The critically-injured from Haiti include a 18-month old girl with a head injury and a U.S. Marine. Military officials say patients will be dispersed to specialized metro Atlanta hospitals for treatment -- sites including Atlanta Medical Center, Grady Memorial Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite and Marietta-based WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

A team that included doctors and social workers welcomed the patients, who range in age from the 18-month-old to a 49-year-old.

All six of the injured in this flight came from Port-au-Prince, the epicenter of the January quake. Officials say this group is the first of several that will arrive in the metro Atlanta area this week.