Hospital Evangélico

Siguatepeque, Honduras

Mission Organization
Asociacion Hospitalaria Evangelica (Central American International Mission)
Language Requirement
Intermediate to fluent proficiency in Spanish
Hospital Evangelico was founded in 1948 by the Central American Mission (CAM International) of Dallas, Texas, and run by Asociacion Hospitalaria Evangelica of Honduras. It is a 51-bed hospital with lab, X-ray, pharmacy, a dental service, and a community health program. The hospital has several sub-specialists on staff. The hospital has (2) operating rooms, (1) OB/delivery area, (2) X-ray machines, (1) portable X-ray, (3) ultrasound machines, (1) C-arm, an echocardiogram machine, and an orthoscopic tower. A three-year technical school located at the hospital trains young women as auxiliary nurses, lab techs, and X-ray techs.
El viaje
Fly into the city of San Pedro Sula, then travel via paved highway about two hours.
Diferencia de la hora local
-1 hour Eastern Standard Time and –2 hours Eastern Daylight Time
El lugar
Located in Siguatepeque, Honduras, 80 miles north of the capital Tegucigalpa in the geographical center of the country.
Su gente
Ninety percent of the people are mestizo (mixed Indian and European background). The other people groups consist of Europeans, Palestinians, African and Asian ancestries, along with many indigenous Indian tribes.
El idioma
Spanish is universal and interpretation services are very limited. A few staff members speak English. Fluent Spanish is required for Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Family Practice volunteers.
La religión
About 20 percent of the population call themselves evangelicals. While predominantly Roman Catholic, there is complete freedom to preach the Gospel.
El clima
The hospital is located in the mountains at 3,700 feet with moderately cool mountain weather. The hospital is built on the slopes of the hill Calanterique, which overlooks Siguatepeque.
El alojamiento
Housing is available on the hospital grounds. It includes indoor bathroom facilities, with hot showers and electricity (110 volts).
La alimentación
Meals are served in the dining room of the hospital. There are also some restaurants in town.
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