Hospital Bienfaisance of Pignon

Hospital Bienfaisance is a modern 65 bed hospital that serves the people in the northern Central Plateau of Haiti. The hospital has two operating rooms, a full lab facility, endoscopy, mammogram and x-ray capabilities, and a complete pharmacy. The hospital seeks to provide on-going training for doctors, nurses and specialty personnel while serving the poor and underserved in the region. Hospital Bienfaisance exists to serve and provide care for all who walk in the door -- whether or not one can pay will not exclude someone from receiving care.

The hospital was created as a charity hospital, but it is a fundamental belief that this tremendously valuable health care system in the community should also be supported by the community. It is for this reason the hospital believes that patients who can participate, should participate in paying at least a small portion of the services provided for the long-term viability of the hospital. Over the last 25 years, Hospital Bienfaisance has moved from patients providing 7% of revenue to 45%. This shows the long-term economic effects of community development in the area.

As Promise for Haiti, it is our goal as an organization to subsidize the hospital's costs incurred by providing services to those who cannot afford the care in-full or at all. We can only do this with the generous support of people and partners across the United States. Join us as we partner with the hospital to keep babies alive, treat epidemic diseases like cholera and HIV/AIDS, and develop lasting transformation.

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Hospital Bienfaisance is committed to being a center of training to build up the Haitian Medical system by providing training for medical professionals, and medical technicians. In partnership with hospital's across the country, Hospital Bienfaisance serves as a place of rotation for medical and nursing students and residents. Hospital Bienfaisance also hosts training courses for Laparoscopic Surgery and Biomedical Equipment Repair Training.


(Above) Main operating room
(Left) Dr. Batsch with endoscopy equipment

HOSPITAL STATISTICS 2010 2011 2012 2013
Patients Seen: 36,831 31,868 35,857 29,995
Surgeries 596 523 560 432
Deliveries 1,625 (153 c-sections) 1,736 (166 c-sections) 1,668 (223 c-sections) 1,386 (141 c-sections)
Lab Tests 35,194 35,898 30,231 33,576
X-Rays 13,935 6,283 6,231 7,020
Dental Patients 6,182 6,506 6,422
Maternal mortality rate at the hospital 341/100,000 242/100,000 239/100,000 239/100,000
Maternal mortality rate in Haiti 630/100,000 630/100,000 630/100,000


HIV Tests from 2003-2011 33,882 (cumulative) 2,308 (in 2012) 3,694
HIV patients currently under treatment 326 514 402
Patients seen and treated 1,884 2,931 297 219
Patients deceased 12 23 1 1
Doctors 31 14 14
Nurses 9 13 13
Nurses Aides 35 49 49
Lab Techs 9 9 9
X-Ray Techs 3 4 4
Pharmacy 6 3 3
Other 184 174 147
Medicine $181,571 $137,008
Medical Supplies $70,899 $45,611
Fuel (for hospital generators) $56,302 $58,584 $45,000
Salaries $398,000 $401,410

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