HôPital Ste Croix (HSC)

Hospital beds – 60

Total Staff – 75

Inpatient Admissions – 3,000

Outpatient Visits – 22,000

Target areas for sustainability impact:

  • Decrease mortality rates and increase overall community health
  • Increase specialty services for paying patients in order to help provide care for patients unable to pay

Hôpital Sainte Croix (HSC) is located in Léogâne, twenty miles west of Port-au-Prince. Started as a small outpatient clinic in 1968, the hospital grew to be the regional medical center serving the peninsula of Haiti.

Many of the buildings on the HSC campus were among the 90% of buildings destroyed by the quake in the Léogâne area. After the earthquake, HSC treated inpatients and outpatients in the original section of the hospital while renovations on the 3-story building were being completed. The $2.4 million project to rebuild, repair and renovate HSC and the nearby FSIL Nursing School culminated in a dedication ceremony in July 2012 – a joy-filled celebration of accomplishment, with thanks to God and all who gave to make this possible.

The hospital now is a 60-bed inpatient facility with 3 operating rooms, maternity care, a new dental clinic and medical care for both chronic and acute illnesses. Physicians are on site 24/7. They see approximately 1,500 outpatients per month onsite and at 5 clinic locations in the area. The clinic waiting room fills with patients early every morning. Malaria, diabetes, high blood pressure and infections are some of the common maladies seen at the clinic.

The hospital guest house was flattened in the earthquake. The second floor of the hospital was completely renovated and is now being used as a guest house for visiting teams. It not only provides housing for visiting teams, but is a source of income for the hospital.

The Episcopal University of Haiti FSIL Nursing School is also located in Leogane and utilizes HSC for the vital role in providing practical experience for the nursing students, who receive clinical instruction at HSC and help with HSC patient care. FSIL is the only baccalaureate nursing program in Haiti.