Caring for All

Higgins Brothers Surgicenter for Hope patients travel from all over the country for surgical care, particularly hemodialysis access. With annual earnings of less than $500, medical care is beyond reach for nearly all of our patients. Thankfully, generous donors and volunteers ensure the campus continues to be a destination for health, healing and hope!

Since the opening of the Surgicenter in 2016, services have expanded to include a variety of Specialties, including:

  • 24/7 Emergency Medical & Trauma Care
  • Obstetric & Gynecological Surgeries, including C-Sections
  • Elective Thyroid, Breast & Abdominal Surgeries; Wound Care
  • Urological, Hernias & Hydrocele Surgeries
  • Vascular Access Surgeries for Dialysis
  • Dental Clinic with Restorative Procedures
  • Family Medicine & Community Health
  • General Medicine, Pediatric, Maternity, HIV, Surgical & Urological Clinics.
  • HIV care & follow-up

Our Impact

The Higgins Brothers Surgicenter for Hope provides many opportunities to help the underserved people of Haiti. Over 100,000 patient visits have occurred since our Surgicenter and clinics opened for continuous 24/7 patient coverage in 2018. We have performed over 2000 operations since that time, involving general, vascular, obstetric, gynecological and urologic procedures. We have also delivered roughly 2000 babies as well.

Before gangs controlled road travel in 2020, we trained roughly 40 residents from the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince. Three of the surgical residents we helped train have remained on our surgical staff. Presently we have 8 surgeons, 2 anesthesiologists and a CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthesiologist) on our surgical staff providing 24/7 emergency and trauma coverage. We have remained open continuously over the past 3 years despite road closures and fuel shortages. Our medical staff of six doctors and four nurse midwives handles the medical, pediatric, maternity, HIV and dental clinics. They see roughly 1800 patients monthly providing evaluation, treatment and follow-up visits.
We have a scholarship program involving five Haitian students in medical, nursing, business and anesthetic programs. And we also have 2 international Haitian college students enrolled in studies at Park University in Kansas City, Missouri. All of our students will be returning to the Surgicenter once their studies are completed.
In conjunction with Haitian Christian Mission, we have established a vocational training program for carpentry, helping with woodwork at the Surgicenter & medical staff living facilities. We also support Rise2shine Orphanage School up the hill from the Surgicenter. Over 60 orphan children attend this school and receive 3 meals daily along with a weekend supply of rice.
This year we, along with Love A Child Orphanage, diverted the mountainside runoff river to prevent flooding. This was done after 2 children died from river flooding and after the surrounding community lost many homes to floodwaters.