Hôpital Sacré Coeur, located in the northern village of Milot, Haiti, provides quality healthcare for all, including those unable to pay for it. Located just below San Souci Palace and the Citadel, Hôpital Sacré Coeur has become an oasis of hope for the multitudes of Haitian who travel from all corners of the country to be given a second chance at life. It is a remarkable sanctuary for the people of Haiti, making a positive impact not only in the lives of local residents, but in the future al well-being of all Haitians.
Produced & Directed by Alex Hammond
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Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) is the largest private hospital in the North of Haiti. Located in the town of Milot, the 73 bed hospital has provided uninterrupted service for 23 years. This premier Haitian healthcare facility has been a beacon of hope for the people of Northern Haiti as it creates a healthier Haiti, one dignified life at a time.
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January 12, 2010………. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti.
Over 300,000 killed and an estimated 50,000 severely maimed with crushing injuries to their limbs.
The plight of the Haitian people - some of the poorest, least healthy and most disadvantaged on earth – immediately goes from bad to worse.
Unfathomable. Unimaginable. Unbelievable.
There is no plan to handle the medical implications of the worst earthquake in this region in more than 200 years.
Hopital Sacre Couer (Hospital Sacred Heart) at only 73 beds is the largest private hospital in northern Haiti, located in the small village of Milot. Established over 20 years ago, Hopital Sacre Couer is an exemplary partnership between the American aid group, Crudem Foundation, and the local community it serves. It’s mission? To provide the best possible healthcare for the people of Haiti.
Thankfully….mercifully, Milot is spared major damage with no loss of life. The hospital is operational and awaits an influx of patients who will eventually lose their limbs to amputation then will face a lifetime of challenges in this underdeveloped country whose geography and civilization are not at all welcoming to living life disabled.
How does a hospital with only three full time doctors, two operating rooms and a delivery room prepare to handle a tragedy of this scale?
Executive Producer: Ellen Lovejoy
Director/Director of Photography/Off-line Editor: Bernardo Santana III
Editor: Tony Hans
Narration: Peter Coyote