Strengthening Health Systems in Haiti
For over 160 years, through its founding congregations of women religious, Mercy Health has been a leading provider of healthcare services in Ohio and Kentucky and is one of the region’s largest health providers.
With a shared mission of serving the poor and underserved, Mercy Health and CMMB entered into a partnership in 2013 to strengthen the local health system in Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti to improve the health of women and children through the Children And Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) initiative.
The first priority of the partnership was the construction of Côtes-de-Fer’s first hospital, which broke ground in 2014. Mercy Health provided lead funding to complete Phase I of the hospital and has been instrumental in equipping the facility and providing expert guidance along the way.
In March 2017, the Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Center for Health will be opened to the community providing critical clinical services, and serving as a hub for improving community health.