Hospital Hilario Galindo
Hospital Hilario Galindo is one of Faith In Practice's two core partnering hospitals, located in the southern Pacific Coast region of Guatemala. Faith In Practice works with Hospital Hilario Galindo in Retalhuleu to provide life-changing surgeries for patients referred by our village medical teams.
We are currently undergoing a significant expansion and renovation at the site, so that the hospital is able to continue to provide state-of-the-art operating rooms for our surgical teams and comfortable facilities for our patients. Construction is expected to be completed by year end.
The Second Phase of Construction Begins! (2017)
Faith In Practice Volunteers, Guatemalan Network Directors, and Staff gather to commemorate the beginning of the second phase of construction.
Sergio Lopez, Hospital Hilario Galindo Administrator, shares a few words before Leonel Borja and Tony Bischof, Hospital Hilario Galindo board members, help to lay the first stone.
The second phase of construction will include another operating room, expanded clinic space, and a new chapel on hospital grounds.
Workers begin construction.
CEO Rev. Linda L. McCarty, and fellow Hospital Hilario Galindo board members check on the progress of construction in March of 2017.
Walls going up for the new chapel on hospital grounds.
HHG First Phase of Renovations
Groundbreaking (December 2013)
Faith In Practice and Hospital Hilario Galindo board members gather to commemorate the beginning of renovations on the hospital.
Early Construction (2014-2015)
Construction begins on the Casa de Milagros patient guest house, and on renovations to medical facilities.
Additional renovations to the hospital have included: increased water capacity, sewage, and electricity. Things unseen, but crucial to the hospital.
Workers digging a trench for the new sewage line.
Casa de Milagros - Patient Dormitories
Today, these facilities are used by patients who travel from all over Guatemala to receive care from Hilario Galindo and our surgical teams. Individuals that stay in these dormitories may not have otherwise been able to receive their life-changing medical treatment without a place to stay.
Clean and comfortable bathrooms in the Casa de Milagros:
Operating Rooms & Medical Facilities
In addition to providing a place for patients to stay, Faith In Practice has worked extensively on state of the art operating rooms for our volunteer surgical teams.
The operating room suites, as well as the pre and post-op areas, now have central air conditioning.
In 2017 eleven surgical teams from Faith In Practice will serve. Other volunteer teams will also benefit from the new facilities.
Before and after our patients' surgeries, the new Pre-op and Post-op space provides an open and clean environment for preparation and recovery:
The new laboratory of the hospital will be able to provide important diagnositics and also create a revenue stream for the hospital. There is also a new x-ray room:
Continued Construction (2015-2016)
Another improvement to the hospital is the surgical team breakroom, also 'clean' and air conditioned area now. The expansive space is connected to the corridor where surgeons do their surgical notes using an elecronic medical record developed by Faith In Practice: