Monday, June 4, 2012

Haiti Hospital Renamed and Rededicated

Sunday afternoon (June 3) was the rededication ceremony for our Pierre Payen, Haiti medical facility--now renamed the Victor Binkley Hospital. Today is the official grand opening after seven months of planning and hard work between Project Help and our partner OSAPO. 

Donna Binkley, widow of Dr. Vic Binkley, is shown cutting the ribbon as people wait to tour the renovated facility.

Last year, Project Help entered into an agreement with OSAPO (Organizasyon Sante Popile) to provide the administrative and medical management of our Pierre Payen healthcare center. This was the result of lengthy conversations over many months. The goal was to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the medical ministry on behalf of the Churches of God in the USA and Haiti. The Victor Binkley Hospital will remain the property of the Churches of God/Project Help with OSAPO providing the  day-to-day management expertise.

OSAPO is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 with mobile clinics near Montrious that resulted in the establishment of a "first class" health care center in Rousseau (above Montrious).The organization has connections with German-based donors who have generously invested in the development of the Rousseau project, which has been widely recognized for the quality of its care.

Two of OSAPO's staff leaders--Dr. Jean-Gardy Marius and Dr. Sterman Touissant--were mentored by Dr. Binkley at Pierre Payen during their formative medical training. Their desire is to honor his life by continuing to improve the medical ministry which he founded. Dr. Touissant was also a product of our Pierre Payen Church of God.

We give thanks for OSAPO and the relationship which has already produced positive benefits on behalf of the Haitian people.