The original hospital on La Gonave was built in 1958. Due to damage from the earthquake, the need for a new facility became urgent. The new hospital was designed to meet international earthquake standards and was built by employing a Haitian workforce. In September of 2013, the new facility celebrated its grand opening ceremony with a little work remaining to be finished. The hospital is completely moved and functioning in its new facility.
While the hospital currently generates 60% of its projected costs through patient fees and grants, we created the"365 Challenge" to raise the remaining funds. Approximately $1000 per day is needed to offset the operational costs of the new hospital. We are looking for churches, individuals, small groups, or Sunday school classes to choose a day, week or month and send the funds needed to support those days. Gifts can be recurring or one-time donations.
The 365 Challenge will help fund:
- The immediate hiring of several medical and administrative personnel
- Across-the-board staff salary increases mandated by the government
- The launch of a retail pharmacy, a badly needed local resource and income producer for the hospital
- A dignified indigent program for the very poor
- Increased partner services for the 6500 Compassion sponsored children on LAG island
You can download an informational packet to share with individuals or churches here or share the video below.
To choose a date, send an email us to request an open day.
Then, give online to project #WM 06-0929.
OR by mail to:
PO Box 50434
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Note #WM 06-0929 in the memo of the check