December, 2018: The FINN Foundation

In the beginning of November, Dr. Charlie Finn returned from Haiti.  Like many of the doctors we speak with at Enova Illumination, he was there on a surgical mission.  However, in this case he returned from a mission through his own foundation.  As his dedication to surgical missions grew over the years, beginning his own foundation seemed like…

November, 2018: Dr. Klein's mission work.

Many months ago, Dr. Michael Klein came into Enova’s office to purchase a pair of loupes.  Coming from Chicago, there was some instant bonding over our Midwestern roots.  When the office learned of Dr. Klein’s commitment to mission work around the world, it only further excited us.  We sat him down and talked with him…

September, 2018: Dr. Bergseng

Sometimes solving problems requires nothing short of a little miracle, and Dr. Bergseng knows all about that. With about a week left before his trip to Cubulco, Guatemala he was told a surgical headlight was a must. He would very shortly be on a mission trip with Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA) in a…

August, 2018: Dr. Gilman

In February of 2018, Dr. Robert Gilman went to Cartagena, Colombia for the 20th time.  This many trips to the same spot would be an accomplishment for a vacationer visiting their favorite beach town, but that is not why Dr. Gilman goes to Cartagena.  In this large Caribbean city there are people in need. Dr. Gilman…

July, 2018: Light Intensity

Light is a fascinating thing.  From the dual nature of light as a particle and wave, to the combination of colored light to make new colors, it is an illuminating element that we often take for granted.  How often does that average person consider the color-temperature of their office lamp for instance?  In Shedding Light,…

June, 2018: Dr. Edelstein

“In Haiti, you really are a general surgeon” says Dr. Peter Edelstein. General surgery can be characterized, in the case of Dr. Edelstein, by the performing of circumcisions followed by cosmetic facial surgery followed by a hysterectomy. This range of surgeries doesn’t exist for general surgeons in modern day America, as doctors and surgeons have…

May, 2018: Untethered Mobility

Mobility is key.  Whether it’s in your car, on foot, or in some other manor, moving around is one of the important components to human life.  Road-trips and traveling are cultural phenomena, and globalization and air travel have brought the people of the world closer than ever before. Medical technologies usually define innovation, giving the…

The Henderson Family, Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala

Born overseas, Dr. Winnie Henderson experienced poor healthcare firsthand.  “They don’t put a lot of money into healthcare”, she says, explaining that corruption and poor facilities are huge problems. Yet ever since her first Mission trip in 2015 with Cascade Medical Team, she’s been hooked. She says it is really rewarding, allowing her and others…

March, 2018: Coaxial Lighting

The Benefits of Coaxial Alignment When it comes to surgical illumination there are a few things that can’t be compromised.  Surgical headlights must be bright enough to illuminate the operating cavity; They must be light enough to wear all day for long procedures; They must be durable so as not to need constant care.  While…

February, 2018: Dr. Humphreys

Kijabe, Kenya Craig Humphreys grew up in Alaska, looking up to a mother that worked with the state’s native communities through teaching. Dr. Humphreys’ expertise as a spinal surgeon drew him to other continents in his pursuit of giving back to the world.  From trips to India, St. Lucia, and China, Dr. Humphreys has dedicated…

Providing Hope In Healthcare: War-Torn Liberia

Anders Berglund traveled through India and Africa on behalf of the Enova Mission Program and documented his experiences along with Enova President and CEO, Roger Heegaard. They recently spent time in Liberia assessing the state of the nation’s healthcare system and Anders shares their touching and inspiring experience below.  For people my age (mid-20s) in…

Enova Mission Program – Ahmedabad, India

On January 4th, 2019 two of Enova’s own, President Roger Heegaard and Anders Berglund, set out on a two-month long journey to explore and better understand the medical infrastructure and healthcare needs of a number of developing and underdeveloped countries – specifically India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Nigeria, Liberia, and Tanzania. During this time they will be…

Welcome Jeremy Ward to Enova

  The new year brings a new face to the Enova staff in Minneapolis, MN. Enova Illumination is excited to officially welcome Jeremy Ward as the newest member of the team. Jeremy will serve as Enova Illumination’s Director of Operations. Jeremy comes to Enova with over 20 years of experience in medical device manufacturing, 10…

Enova Tough, Round Four – Durability Test Hockey Style

  This week we put Minnesota nice on Minnesota ice to test the durability of our XLT-125A cordless surgical headlight in round four of our Enova Tough product durability test. “Luxilla” has been crushed, dropped, and crushed again. Cut can it withstand battering from lifelong hockey players? About the Enova XLT Series Introduced in 2012,…

Dr. Charlie Finn | Enova Illumination Surgical LED Headlight with pediatric patient

Shedding Light, December 2018: The FINN Foundation

In the last Shedding Light installment of 2018, we got to speak with Dr. Charlie Finn who founded the FINN Foundation to provide facial reconstructive surgeries to patients in need. From traveling the world with FACE TO FACE, to the humble beginnings of his own philanthropic foundation, Dr. Finn has quite the story to tell.…