CRUDEM, an acronym for (Center for the Rural Development of Milot) was founded in 1968 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart of the Montreal Province. By 1983 the Brothers had built roads, schools, wells and several co-operative ventures. The people were desperately in need of healthcare services and so in 1986, the Brothers constructed a hospital — Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, Haiti. However, they had an operating room without any equipment and no surgeon.Rooted in the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the mission of Hôpital Sacré Coeur is to be both a Catholic hospital and medical center, consistent with the ideals of the Order of Malta, providing quality healthcare to the sick and the poor in the Haitian community, and an educational center for all who serve healthcare in Haiti.At CRUDEM and Hôpital Sacré Coeur, we answer to a higher calling with a vision for a better world. We exemplify our Christian heritage of service and compassion by:• Providing accessible quality health care,• Embracing all people in need regardless of their religion, economic status or medical condition,• Responding with faith, integrity, respect and excellence• Meeting others with an open heart and open mind, calling forth the self-empowerment of the people and communities we serve, and• Upholding, at all times, and in all endeavors, the inherent dignity of every individualHôpital Sacré Coeur not only provides much needed medical services to the people of the region; it is also the region’s largest employer, providing 247 jobs medical and non-medical. We pay a living wage in a country where more than two-thirds of the labor force does not have a formal job.We are training Haitians to run their own hospital and care for their fellow Haitians. This is the ideal situation for a country like Haiti, which desperately needs this generation and a next generation of proficient health care workers, administrators, managers, and professionals.

Last Updated: 04/25/2017

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