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St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

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St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

This is a picture of the new 200-bed St. Francis de Sales hospital in Port-au-Prince

Five years after the devastating earthquake that destroyed the St. Francis de Sales Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the hospital is set to re-open on January 15, 2015 with a new 200-bed modern hospital facility. The 100 year old archdiocesan hospital, was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake; it has been rebuilt with a generous $10.1 million funding support of Catholic Health Care Organizations in the United States. The hospital is owned and governed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince. The earthquake leveled 80% of the hospital building, including general inpatient and pediatric section. An estimated 70 people, including patients, staff and visitors were killed when the building collapsed. The Catholic Health Association joined hands with the Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince to rebuild and organize fund for the construction of the new 125,000-square-foot hospital into a first-rate medical facility.

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