We are truly amazed and grateful for all YOU have helped CRUDEM accomplish this past year at Hôpital Sacré Coeur. What a significant difference you have made!
We’ve seen for ourselves the incredible impact of your donations. Your faithful support is critical to the advancing of our mission.
Last year, your donations made possible:
• 70,994 outpatient visits.
• 1,844 newborn deliveries.
• 7,170 hospital admissions.
• 2,607 surgeries and 6,837 emergency room visits.
• 259,205 prescriptions were filled, and 162,822 lab, radiology and diagnostic tests were run.
The numbers — while impressive — more importantly, represent tens of thousands of individual stories of lives made healthier and more hope-filled and productive thanks to the Hôpital Sacré Coeur medical staff and their specialized healthcare programs kept vibrant by your donation dollars. Those individual faces and stories behind the numbers are precious to us; they are the people at the center of our mission that we care about and care for day after day.
Lives Changed for the Better — Thanks to YOU
Thanks to you, people who suffer with debilitating injuries and diseases have found a place to get welcome relief at Hôpital Sacré Coeur. In the U. S., being able to get a diagnostic test, repair a broken bone, give birth in a well-equipped, sterile environment, or discover and correct the cause of cardiac or digestive concerns, seems like a routine procedure. In Haiti — the poorest country in the western hemisphere — effective, quality healthcare is often an elusive dream that many men, women and children endure arduous journeys or walk miles to find. When they arrive at Hôpital Sacré Coeur and reap the benefits of skilled medical care, delivered with compassion and dignity, they often react as if they have been granted a much prayed for miracle.
Three-year-old Angeline and her parents certainly agree. Angeline was born with clubfoot. As much as her wide eyes and curious mind wanted to closely investigate, like all infants, the many wonders of her environment, Angeline’s severely twisted limbs could not easily get her there. Thanks to the Clubfoot Clinic at Hôpital Sacré Coeur, Angeline is being treated with casts which will return her feet to normal functioning — without the need for surgery. Soon, thanks to your donations, one precious little girl will have the chance to be a normal, very mobile, inquisitive infant with a more joyous future.
Angeline’s story is repeated in thousands of unique ways at Hôpital Sacré Coeur, where the blind, quite literally, are healed to see, the lame walk with strength and new-found purpose, and those who once struggled to take a breath fill their lungs with precious air and fresh possibilities for their lives.
While this past year brought stunning medical accomplishments, one stellar achievement is the palpable sense of hope and confidence that abounds throughout the region — and the country! — about the excellent quality of healthcare delivered and the steadfastness of Hôpital Sacré Coeur as an enduring institution. No small feat in a challenging country like Haiti!
the likes of which Haiti rarely sees. Thanks to YOUR generosity!
We are often asked, why we are successful when thousands of other missions have failed. Surely, the years of expert planning, careful monitoring of programs and the efficient and high caliber construction of facilities have shaped Hôpital Sacré Coeur into a nationally renowned medical facility. The constant staff training and continuing education have enhanced staff skills in all departments to a level not usually seen in Haiti.
A uniqueness that undergirds all our work is a love and a passion for and a pledge to the people of Haiti — who we hold dear — to provide quality healthcare to them and future generations. Through the CRUDEM and Hôpital Sacré Coeur communities, we join our compassion with a unity of our spirit of commitment, that in turn brings the light of hope and the miracle of healthier lives to an area of our world that is too often forgotten and neglected.
Please donate today to continue the miraculous work at Hôpital Sacré Coeur.
You know how vital your funds — large and small — are to this life-affirming mission.
In their absence, there are no tolerable alternatives.
With our deepest gratitude for YOU!
Harold Prévil, M.D.
CEO, Hôpital Sacré Coeur
Sister Ann Crawley, C.S.J.P.
Hôpital Sacré Coeur Outreach
David G. Butler, M.D.
Chairman and Medical Volunteer
P.S. YOU can make a tremendous difference! Please, send your tax-deductible donation by March 31st. Remember: 100% of your donation goes directly to patient care programs.