History of Compassion Evangelical Hospital

  • 2004

      • Compassion Evangelical Hospital incorporated in Michigan, U.S.A.
      • Governing board of 8 members and 15 advisory committee members chosen.
      • 501c3 status request submitted

    2005

      • Guinean Minister of Health approved establishment of CEH
      • Land purchase finalized by the Governor of Mamou.
      • 501c3 granted by U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
      • Requests for membership in Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association submitted.

    2006

      • Blueprints for CEH approved. Mr. Étienne Ouattara, MBA accepted position as Hospital Administrator. With Paulette, he and 4 other African missionary families from churches in Cote d'Ivoire sent to CEH (“MIAPE” missionaries) to form the core of the health system
      • Kristen Schmaltz, MD, Pediatrician, appointed as the first full-time CEH missionary.
      • Guinean Ministry of Health approved opening of CEH Clinic.
      • CEH became a member of L'AEMEG (the Association of Evangelical Missions and Churches of Guinea).

    2007

      • CEH clinic, lab, and pharmacy opens.

    2008

      • Guest House is completed

    2009

      • CEH hospital opens

    2010

      • Medical outreach trips begin to neighboring villages.

    2011

      • Surgery building and operating rooms open.
      • Fresh Dew Christian School opens on land adjacent to CEH

    2013

      • ER and x-ray building with dental office built.

    2014

      • Second professional residence completed
      • Ebola epidemic caused patients to avoid all hospitals

    2015

      • Solar power system installed
      • IT system set up.
      • Digital x-ray system installed.

    2016

      • Ophthalmology Clinic begins operations.

    2017

      • Community Health Program initiated by Dr. Schmaltz