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What is happening in Haiti that you are not hearing about on the news

In a text message to a friend on Thursday, Rob, a visiting med student sums it up: “Things are insane, but only slightly more than usual”. Sometimes it takes a first time visitor to recalibrate my assessment of a situation. Hôpital Adventiste continues to operate at full capacity. Many challenges remain, but with recent improvements …

HAH is Not on Autopilot

The challenges of working in a foreign country where resources are limited and political strife continues to threaten may never allow us to be on autopilot or operating by remote control. Hôpital Adventiste d’Haiti is a complex machine and we are not on a short or easy journey.  Strong headwinds slow us down and at …

“Kowonaviris” Care Package is distributed to HAH employees

A light breeze blows every few minutes giving just a brief respite from the heat and humidity of this Sabbath afternoon under the mango tree.  There is a fuel crisis and we had to turn the generator off. The little bit that we have in our tank we are saving for emergency surgeries and intermittent …

Los Angeles to Port au Prince trip is successful with a few minor inconveniences

During the past few months we have all had to learn not to become too attached to our plans. On March 19 the Port au Prince airport was closed.  At the time, it was inconceivable to think that our pandemic furlough would have lasted more than 3 months.  Airline reservations were cancelled and changed so …

Pandemic Update

On the afternoon of March 19 president Jovenal Moise of Haiti in a press conference announced the results of the first positive COVID test in Haiti.  At that moment he declared the Port au Prince airport closed and not another commercial passenger airplane has landed since that time.  I happened to be on a short …

Look What Happened at HAH in 2019

These before and after pictures are just the beginning of the story.  Hôpital Adventiste is undergoing a major transformation.  With an effort to make the hospital look on par with the quality of services we offer some minor and major renovations were necessary.  We want patients to have a small taste of the kingdom of …

January 12th

12 January, 2010 I finish a day of work at the Cure Hospital in Santo Domingo, jump on my motorcycle and head out for the evening commute.  This involves winding in between gridlocked vehicles jumping the curb a few times and finding any small path to make the 2 mile commute a little more efficient.  …

How Hôpital Adventiste Makes the Most Out of the Donors Dollar

As of early December the S&P stock index posted nearly 25% returns for 2019.  At HAH it is our goal to give you an even higher return on your investment. Perhaps it can’t be measured in terms of an objective percentage, but I would like to share with you how we are maximizing returns on …

November Photos!

There is a lot of exciting stuff going on at HAH.  The Lord is blessing our feeble efforts in many ways.  Jonathan and his men worked like a Formula 1 pit crew this month in order to move some major projects forward.  Jonathan used my arrival from a 2 week trip to Loma Linda to …

New Record at HAH

During the month of October we performed more surgeries than ever in the recorded history of HAH. Our staff crushed the previous record from April 2018 when we did 101 cases. (That was with the help of a high powered visiting team) Last month we did 121 cases and these were all done by our …