Once again, Hôpital Sacré Coeur rose to a challenge and defied the odds. Since March, medical workers at government run hospitals have been on strike. The people in affected areas faced dismal and potentially grave prospects. The HSC staff moved into action and found ways to accommodate and effectively treat many of these displaced patients. At times, HSC swelled from its normal 125 beds to 160 beds. Their heroic efforts did not go unnoticed. Last month, Hôpital Sacré Coeur CEO Dr. Harold Previl accepted, on behalf of HSC, a commendation from the Haitian government for providing outstanding healthcare during a period of critical need.
When you think about it, such initiative and community service is not surprising. Since the mission’s inception in 1968, HSC has risen to the call of every challenge—be it natural disasters or human calamities—and succeeded. Hôpital Sacré Coeur stands firm as a solid, dependable institution. It’s those ever present qualities of enduring excellence, resiliency and adaptability that have shaped HSC’s sterling reputation in the region—and beyond. People in dire need of quality healthcare travel to Milot—often making arduous treks over considerable distances—because…
Every day scores of gravely ill and severely injured patients come through the door of Hôpital Sacré Coeur. Women facing high risk pregnancies, men with cardiac complications and children at peril from diabetes, malnutrition and a host of ailments; all these people, move mountains to find their way to HSC. In large numbers, people arrive daily, drawn by hope—based on years of successful outcomes.
In addition to delivering excellent healthcare to an increased patient population, last month the HSC staff collaborated with a team of Holy Name Medical Center volunteers to move the pharmacy into a more modern campus facility. They organized it for more effective inventory management, cost savings and faster delivery to patients. At the same time, work progresses at a steady pace toward completion of a milestone surgery center which will greatly expand the capacity for and quality of effective surgical interventions and follow up care.
Thanks to YOUR generous donations, no matter who walks through the door or what challenges Hôpital Sacré Coeur faces; quality healthcare gets delivered efficiently, economically and, most importantly, effectively to the people who need it most—on a moment’s notice.
As the daily flood of patients makes their way into the hospital, we ask for your continued generous financial support so we never have to turn away a single soul in need—someone’s loved one—because of a lack of vital resources.
We also challenge you, to find one other person to match your annual donation.
Last year, The CRUDEM Foundation raised almost $2 million to support Hôpital Sacré Coeur.
Its budget is 50% higher than that amount. If every donor found just one other person to match their tax deductible dollars, the financial burden placed on Hôpital Sacré Coeur would be blessedly lessened.
Please send your donation today so the impeccable track record you built continues. And, this is critical, please accept the challenge to grow the number of donors and levels of support.
With our deepest appreciation and gratitude for YOU!
|P.S. You have the power to make our world a healthier place. It’s your choice. Please send your donation by September 30. In one month, we will have treated over 6,000 patients, but only with your support. Thank you.