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Five years after Haiti quake, a beacon of hope – Philly.com


Despite these difficult economic conditions in the United States, Catholic-sponsored health-care systems and other donors rose to the occasion. And they plan to be involved in the ongoing work of creating a bright health-care future for the people of Haiti.

The story of St. Francis de Sales’ reconstruction is a tribute to the generosity and resolve of faith-based organizations in the United States and Haiti, and a model for how partners can join forces to accomplish a major community service priority. The hospital represents hope and opportunity for Port-au-Prince, a city in great need.

With this level of support, and more than $22 million in donations, St. Francis de Sales will reemerge and once again be able to carry out its mission of care for the poor. The new 200-bed Catholic hospital will include an emergency room, operating room, intensive-care unit, and maternity ward. It is our hope that the hospital will be a model for Haiti in terms of teaching, integrating care, and sustaining an operation that can continually reach and help poor families. via Philly.com

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