The plan to get McKenzie to Johns Hopkins has hit a major roadblock. McKenzie can’t get a medical release to fly to Hopkins.

No problem, you’re thinking. Throw the surgeon on an airplane and fly him to McKenzie. If you can’t bring Mohammed to the mountain, as the old saying goes, bring the mountain to Mohammed.

It doesn’t work like that – apparently there is medical equipment available at Hopkins that is not available at McKenzie’s location. And while it could be done, most surgeons would not want to go into a major operation without their operating room staff. A good surgical unit is a team, and the best teams practice together, they work together, and they come to the point where everyone can almost read each other’s minds.  So it seems that McKenzie is back to square one.

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