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Delivering life, peace, and hope in the Holy Land

A Commitment to Life that is Absolute

Holy Family Hospital is the premier maternity hospital and neonatal critical care center in Bethlehem region of the West Bank. Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for the most critically-ill newborns, some weighing just over one pound. The Hospital and its Outreach Clinics provide the highest quality care to all regardless of religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay. No one is ever turned away.

An Instrument of Peace in a Land of Historical Conflict

Holy Family Hospital serves as an instrument of inter-religious peace, where Christians and Muslims work together to provide life-sustaining medical care to mothers and babies of the Bethlehem region. The ever-resilient staff never closes its doors despite regional political conflict, road closures, and curfews. The Hospital serves all faith communities and seeks to promote peace in its interactions with those it serves.

A Beacon of Hope for the Poor and Refugees in the West Bank

The Hospital’s Mobile Outreach Clinic addresses urgent public health and primary care issues endemic to the region, providing much-needed care to women and children living in remote desert villages surrounding Bethlehem. Over 25 percent of patients served at the Hospital are from nearby United Nations Refugee Camps. The Holy Family Hospital Well Woman Clinic provides essential preventative healthcare to the largely under-served population in the West Bank of women past the childbearing age.

 

Did You Know?

  • Holy Family Hospital serves as a Referral hospital to four refugee camps operated by UNRWA.
  • According to UNRWA, 15% of Palestinian refugees in the West Bank live with diabetes (double the rate in the United States).Holy Family Hospital has one of the only Palestinian clinics which functions as a complete diabetic care center.
  • The unemployment rate for people ages 15-24 is 47%, #5 on the world list.
  • 18% of the population is under the poverty line.

Our devotion has earned the respect of all communities in Palestine. Due to our excellent reputation and our respect for other’s dignity and religion, our share of all deliveries in the district of Bethlehem has increased from 37.3% to 59.5% in the last two years.”

- Dr. Jacques Keutgen, Former Director General, Caregiver