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Kabul shooting puts Lemoyne nonprofit in national news

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What is being reported as a Kabul shooting that killed three American doctors has put a Lemoyne-based nonprofit in the national news this morning.

Cure International Inc. operates hospitals and programs in 29 countries worldwide "where patients experience the life-changing message of God's love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay."

According to The New York Times, the doctors were killed when an Afghan police officer turned his gun on them at Cure International Hospital.

According to the Chicago Tribune, one of the victims was Dr. Jerry Umanos, a Chicago pediatrician.

Cure's website says the hospital in Kabul was established in 2005; specializes in maternal, child and family health and general surgery; and has 27 doctors, 64 nurses and 100 beds.

In 2009, Leron Lehman, the former executive vice president of Harrisburg-based Probity Medical Transcription Inc., talked to the Business Journal about his upcoming move to the West African country of Niger to become executive director of a Cure hospital there.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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