Medical Reports

Haitian-American Nurse Midwife Gives Back to Hôpital Sacré Coeur

Haiti is my home- the land of my ancestors. Although my family and I emigrated to the United States in 1994, the vibrant memories of my wonderful childhood there still resonate with me. Read More

Burn Care at Hôpital Sacré Coeur

Caring for burned patients is a challenge, even in the most advanced burn centers around the world. Infection, wound healing, pain management, nutritional support and physical therapy are all essential components of the healing... Read More

Plastic Surgery in Haiti

During my first trip to Hôpital Sacré Coeur, an intern asked for my help treating a young woman who had been injured in a motorbike accident, and suffered from multiple cuts and scrapes on... Read More

Saving Lives and Empowering Nurses to Teach BLS and ACLS at Hôpital Sacré Coeur

During the first week of January 2010, a team of nurse educators from the greater Boston area visited Hôpital Sacré Cœur (HSC). They were part of a comprehensive plan for nursing education that was... Read More

Patrick Etienne: Trains for Certified Prosthetist and Orthetist Profession

The arrival of the Prosthetics Workshop in May, 2010 signaled an answer to the prayers of many Haitians who lost limbs as a result of the earthquake. The much welcomed workshop also marked the... Read More

Hôpital Sacré Coeur Cardiac Ultrasound Program

Heart disease is very prevalent in Haiti. The most common condition seen is congestive heart failure. The etiologies are multiple. Read More

Nursing Education at Hôpital Sacré Coeur

CRUDEM’s Hôpital Sacré Coeur is becoming a Center for Excellence in the area of education! How can this be just one year after the country’s worst disaster? Read More

Emergency Medicine in Haiti

If there was any doubt that Milot was in need of an organized EMS system or that Hôpital Sacré Coeur was in need of an emergency department, we need only look back to the... Read More

The Healing Power of Love: A Patient Study

As long as we are diving deeply into modern medicine, we are progressively widening the gap between us, as healthcare providers, and the patients. We very often see the disease, not the patient; if... Read More

Pushing the Horizons for Women’s Healthcare

In 2010, there were almost 2,500 gynecological visits to Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Women come for the same reasons in Haiti as they do in any other part of the world. They come because they... Read More