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…

Bringing Light to the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center

In northern Tanzania, near the famous and massive Mt. Kilimanjaro, lies the town of Arusha.  With over 400,000 inhabitants, it’s Tanzania’s third largest city. At the base of Mt. Meru and close to the border with Kenya, its inhabitants speak mainly Swahili. The city represents a prime location for a certain type of philanthropic institution:…

Global Healthcare: investing in the future

Over the course of the last week, I spent time reviewing archived blogs written by a former employee. While at Enova, Anders had an amazing opportunity to travel with the president of the company, Roger Heegaard. During their travels, the two explored different healthcare systems around the world. After reading through his blogs, it felt…

Microscopes: New Age Technology

Enova Illumination is celebrating another exciting landmark. After announcing our partnership with Zumax at the end of 2019, we’ve officially installed our first surgical microscope inside Mead Family Dental in Saginaw, Michigan. Dr. Alan Mead is known throughout the dental field for the popular (and hilarious) podcast he cohosts with Dr. Jason Lipscomb, The Dental…

Meet our Team: an inside perspective with Sidnee Ronsberg

Enova Illumination has been busy! We’ve officially expanded throughout the United States in five territories: Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, the New England area, and Southern California. With each of the new regions, highly qualified, knowledge managers were brought on to represent Enova’s mission and showcase our products.  As a company who travels often for tradeshows, permanent…

Enova Illumination Welcomes Jeff Plate

On January 10, 2020, Enova Illumination added a new face to the growing sales team. Enova is excited to officially welcome Jeff Plate as a member of the team covering the Illinois and Southern Wisconsin territory. Jeff comes to Enova after years of working in the dental industry and will be an excellent representative for…

Enova Illumination Welcomes Alex Kokshanian

The Enova Illumination team is excited to officially welcome Alex Kokshanian as the new territory manager for Southern California. We’re excited to have Alex on board and know he will do great things for our company. Alex, native to California, grew up in Los Angeles, but completed his undergraduate at the University of Iowa where…

Why Custom Loupes Matter for Healthcare Professionals

One internet search and you’ll find an array of items such as clothing, vitamins, or skin care regimens all available for someone to create and design a custom product suited to their personal needs or style.  Moving away from the “ticky tacky” concept of mass-producing cheap items, consumers are no longer limited to buying general,…

Welcome Dave Daggett to Enova

The Enova Illumination team is excited to kick off 2020 with the official welcome announcement for our new Territory Manager, Dave Daggett.  Dave will be handling the sales in the New England region. The entire team at Enova welcomes him and anticipates he will fit right in with Enova’s mission. A true New Englander, Dave…

Tradeshow

Enova’s upcoming tradeshows – 2020

This is a busy time for Enova Illumination.  We send our reps all around the country to show off our LED surgical headlights, loupes, and surgical camera.  As with most large purchases, it’s always a good idea to try before you buy, so check the schedule below to find out when Enova will be in…

2020: A Year for Vision

2020: A Year for Vision The theme for 2020 is clear to us: A Year for Vision.  It was a somewhat challenging and ambitious task to sit down with my colleagues to reflect on our last decade without jumping into the excitement of what is in store for the future.  This year marks the 14th…