What We Do

What We Do

Compassion Evangelical Hospital exists to provide compassionate, high quality, health care to the people of Guinea, West Africa, clearly sharing the love of Jesus in word and deed with every patient. Our goals are to be both a center of excellence for medical care in a region where the lack of access to care results in some of the highest morbidity and mortality rates in the world from treatable and preventable diseases and to be a center of transformation where people find spiritual healing through hearing and embracing the truth of the Gospel.

To achieve these goals, we have staffed CEH with Christian health care workers who are both Guineans and other West Africans including a number of missionary families from Cote d'Ivoire where the church is more established. CEH Clinic operations began in November, 2007. The first hospital medical and pediatric wards with 24 total beds and a central nursing station opened in 2009. A two room operating suite, surgical equipment sterilization and prep room, and surgical ward were dedicated in December 2011. A guest house near the clinic and hospital buildings provides comfortable lodging for short term medical and surgical specialty and education teams. Our biennial continuing medical education courses staffed by professors from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have attracted physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical students from across francophone Africa.

Our long term vision is to grow into a 120+ bed mission hospital involved in medical education with a general surgery residency program and Family Medicine residency program and an extensive community health program. While building program costs and initiation of clinic and hospital operations will require continued capital infusions, we are diligently working to become financially self-sufficient with expenses paid by the revenues from very low cost clinic visits and hospitalization costs and somewhat higher elective surgical fees and through the donation of durable medical supplies. We continue to seek and build partnerships with like-minded individuals, churches, and foundations to supply capital and volunteer services.