King's Hospital 2012 Update

 KING’S HOSPITAL, PORT-AU-PRINCE HAITI 2012 UPDATE…

It is hard to believe it has been only two short years since the hospital first opened its doors just before the devastating 2010 earthquake. It not only survived the earthquake and ministered to thousands of people; it celebrated with a grand dedication in December of 2010.

It was an amazing celebration with over 100 guests in an afternoon of thanks and recognition to all the major supporters, including The Hearten Haiti Project, St. Charles, IL. The celebration concluded that evening with a formal gala at the Caribe hotel in Petionville. It was a joyful day for everyone involved. The hospital is beautiful and is serving the Cazeau community beyond expectation.

In 2011, the hospital received over 27 teams who ministered to hundreds of Haitian patients, some whom have waited years for treatment and surgical interventions. King’s staff has doubled in number, it still has not reached its desired level but it is moving in the right direction. There are currently 6 Haitian doctors with different specialties who are on 24 hour call, all work at other hospitals in Port-au-Prince. There are also 4 doctors to hold periodic day clinics.

 

The Lab is top notch and has increased its number of lab workups in 2011 to almost 14,000, close to 4 times more than 2010!

 

King’s Community Program, a signature program is devoted to woman’s health and has made it possible for pregnant women to get free services for delivery at the hospital. The number of normal deliveries and C-Sections are increasing. Thanks to the Apostolic Christian Church and women of Christ Community Church who provided maternal kits, King’s was able to distribute incentives to expecting mothers to attend antenatal clinics. This will greatly diminish the maternal mortality rate which is very high in Haiti (More than 650 for 100,000 women giving birth). During my visit in November, I was able to visit the maternity ward each day and see the beautiful babies who are now getting the needed care to beat the high odds of death by the age of 5 that is so prevalent in Haiti.

Most importantly, are the numbers of people who are coming to know the Lord through King’s. In November, 2011 I had the privilege of leading a prayer team that accompanied a medical team sent by Christ Community Church. It was a humbling, experience as we prayed for surgical patients before and after surgery, for patients diagnosed with cervical and breast cancers, for new mothers and babies, and with the staff. Many family members attended to these patients throughout their stay and we were able to pray with them, as well. We not only prayed for their ailments, but intentionally learned more about their lives and other prayer needs. It was a moving experience to say the least. One that is hard to put into words that adequately describe all that we saw and felt, like taking a gorgeous scenery shot on vacation to share with others, only unable to capture the true live beauty of it.

So, thank you to all who have contributed financially and prayerfully to this venture. As you can see from this short, tip-of-the-iceberg write-up, it was well worth the investment.

In 2012 we hope to complete a 4 bedroom apartment for long term medical missionaries and add on a sterilizing room to the operating theatres, more administrative offices, and storage. Currently, King’s still relies on contributions to maintain and hire new staff. This will be ongoing as Haiti rebuilds its economy post earthquake.

As we begin 2012, I am asking that you prayerfully consider adding us to your contribution list for continued growth of this amazing venture. Donations can be made to The Hearten Haiti Project and sent to Annette Schramm, 4N309 Knollcreek Dr., St. Charles, IL 60175. Or, click on the DONATE button in this website.

Annette Schramm
The Hearten Haiti Project, Inc.

Please note: The Hearten Haiti Project now has its own 501C3. All contributions are tax exempt.

2 comments ()

Noemi Gilmer wrote:
Chers Hubert et Junie, comment vous joindre? Avez vous une adresse email?

Mon, June 21, 2010 @ 1:50 PM

Hubert Morquette wrote:
Je suis en train de flaner sur le web ce soir et decouvre cette page. Cela fait donc 2 ans que vous avez pose cette question. Je ne l'avais jamais vue.

Sun, January 29, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

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