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    20 area doctors head to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to aid in relief efforts

    20 area doctors head to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to aid in relief efforts

    Twenty doctors from our area are heading to Puerto Rico to help victims of Hurricane Maria.

    Even weeks after the storm hit, hospitals and healthcare facilities are still struggling to help the island’s residents recover.

    A passion for helping people in need – that’s what these doctors have in common.

    The healthcare professionals with a wide range of specialties from New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are making the four-hour trip to Puerto Rico from Teterboro Airport Wednesday.

    Once they land in San Juan, the doctors are expected to hit the ground running. They’ll be touring hospitals and speaking with patients to assess the island’s healthcare needs.