Who We Are

Haiti Health Promise of Holy Name/ Hôpital Sacré Coeur


Hôpital Sacré Coeur is the largest private (i.e., non-government) hospital and public health provider for the 250,000 people living in the Milot region of Northern Haiti. Hôpital Sacré Coeur was established by the Montreal Province of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in 1968 on land owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Cap Haitien.

At the invitation of the Archbishop of Cap Haitien, The CRUDEM Foundation, Inc. (“CRUDEM”) assumed supervision of and financial responsibility for Hôpital Sacré Coeur in 1986. CRUDEM stands for the Center for the Rural Development of Milot, which was the name the Brothers of the Sacred Heart gave to their mission in Milot. For over 30 years, a unique collaborative relationship has grown and strengthened between CRUDEM and Hôpital Sacré Coeur.

In 2012, the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation of Teaneck, NJ (“Holy Name”) became the sole corporate member of CRUDEM. In addition to substantial financial support, Holy Name provides the full range of technical, operational, training, and administrative assistance to Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Management of Hôpital Sacré Coeur is the responsibility of its Haitian leadership team, who are assisted by several US technical advisors provided by CRUDEM. A network of U.S. medical professionals, volunteers, and resources supports Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s Haitian staff members.

In 2020, this critical mission was renamed Haiti Health Promise (founded as The CRUDEM Foundation.) Feed Haiti is a prominent project.

In 2020, Hôpital Sacré Coeur Completed Over 548,000 patient transactions.
Hôpital Sacré Coeur has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years and is now a government-designated reference hospital for the Northern Department of Haiti. The hospital expanded from 10 beds in 1986 to 72 beds pre-earthquake. In the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, the hospital surged to 420 beds. Currently, the number of in-patient beds at Hôpital Sacré Coeur is 200 (but during cholera outbreaks, the hospital’s average daily census can go higher).

In addition to in-patient services (including an Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), HSC has a 24/7 emergency room, outpatient clinics, maternity services, pediatric service, dental services, a prosthetic clinic, a pharmacy, a clinical laboratory, and a pathology service (the only pathology service in northern Haiti). The hospital also provides a full range of HIV/AIDS services, including a prevention of mother-to-child transmission program. Outreach is done through the Community Health Service, with public health nurses and community health workers serving a number of sites in the region and reaching 150,000 people with vaccinations, pre-natal care, basic hygiene and nutrition training, and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and lymphatic filariasis treatment.

Following the earthquake, more than 1,000 victims were cared for at Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Over 800 surgical procedures were performed on earthquake victims—many of the most critically injured. The hospital achieved this because of its infrastructure, highly trained staff, and long-standing network of volunteers. Just as the earthquake response tapered off, cholera emerged in Haiti. In the last two months of 2010 alone, more than 1,800 cholera patients were treated at Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Ten years after it emerged, cholera continues to menace Haiti, and Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s cholera ward remains a very busy place.

In 2010, 1,600 volunteers helped Hôpital Sacré Coeur care for earthquake and cholera victims. Last year, over 350 volunteers traveled to Milot to see patients and teach. Indeed, CRUDEM mission at Hôpital Sacré Coeur is equal parts patient care and education. Volunteers teach by example in the wards and the operating rooms and by giving lectures and mentoring staff. In 2015, Hôpital Sacré Coeur, with the support of the Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, launched a comprehensive continuing education program for the hospital’s more than 100 nurses. Hôpital Sacré Coeur is also a USAID-supported Maternal and Child Survival Program training center.

The generous financial support of donors allows us to continue to provide quality healthcare that improves and saves lives. We witness the significant impact of our donors’ compassion daily. As our needs and services have expanded, so have our need for resources. We are doing all we can for as many as possible, making a big difference in the lives of many Haitian families. We are very grateful to all participating in this successful effort.

Hôpital Sacré Coeur – 2022 Statistics
Beds 230
Outpatient Visits 51.803
Hospital Admissions 6,412
Emergency Room Visits 3,698
Surgeries 2,839
Newborn Deliveries 2,243
Diagnostic Tests 13,682
Lab Tests 127,551
Prescriptions Filled 237,392

Holy Name in Haiti

For over 30 years, Holy Name staff has volunteered at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. Learn more about how Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, NJ, has greatly impacted northern Haiti.

Milot, Haiti

Milot, Hôpital Sacré Coeur’s home, is located in the northern region of Haiti. Read stories and other information about Milot as told by volunteers and other personnel at the campus.

Our Mission

Rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the mission of Hôpital Sacré Coeur is to be both a Catholic hospital and medical center, consistent with the ideals of the Order of Malta, providing quality healthcare to the sick and the poor in the Haitian community, and an educational center for all who serve healthcare in Haiti.

Board & Staff

The CRUDEM Foundation’s Board and Staff members help coordinate with Hôpital Sacré Coeur staff to maintain the high level of medical care provided in northern Haiti.

Services Provided

Hôpital Sacré Coeur is a full-service, tertiary care medical center and official Haitian referral center. The hospital is located in the North region and serves all of Haiti with advanced specialty treatment.

Hospital Statistics

Learn more about HSC patient statistics and track how much the hospital has grown yearly by viewing our statistics.

Hospital Administration

View a list of Haitian MDs and Head Nurses at Hôpital Sacré Coeur and their contact information.


Nobody goes it alone. There are no stars at CRUDEM and Hôpital Sacré Coeur but a broad expanse of phenomenal constellations. Talents, resources and visions come together to create more than we can achieve on our own. We are honored to have joined hands and hearts with these fine organizations.

Financials/Tax ID

The CRUDEM Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations for which you did not receive goods or services are tax deductible. All donations are acknowledged with a hearty thank you and a receipt.