Building for the Future: Holy Family Hospital’s Recent Construction


Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem has experienced rapid growth in demand for patient services over the course of the past ten years. The Hospital is the region’s medical care facility of choice for expectant mothers, women over the age of 45, and women seeking outpatient care clinics.

The total area being added to the Hospital’s existing wing is 13,000 sq. feet . The updated wing will implement modern energy-saving technology and equipment. The construction, expected to begin with a groundbreaking ceremony in early 2019, is projected to last for a total of 20 months.

The expansion and renovation of the surgical wing will create two state-of-the-art operating theatres equipped for lifesaving emergency C-sections, scheduled C-sections, and a variety of OB/GYN surgeries.


The Impact

The renovation and expansion of the surgical wing will ensure that Holy Family Hospital’s medical capabilities remain on par with international standards and enable the Hospital to meet the continuous 25% increase in services to keep pace with the growing needs of Bethlehem’s neediest families.

In addition to rebuilding operating theatres for emergency and scheduled C-sections,  the renovation will include private recovery suites to monitor post-surgery patients and an onsite pharmacy to dispense needed supplies and pharmaceuticals. The wing will also add a state-of-the-art sterilization facility with modern traffic flow incorporated to minimize the risk of infection, updated teaching facilities and meeting rooms, overnight accommodations for resident doctors or families of premature infants, a workshop for the Hospital’s electrical engineer, a family waiting room and cafe, and reconfigured parking.

How You Can Help

Holy Family Hospital Foundation has raised most of the funding for the construction project. However, there remains a large gap for construction, furnishings and equipment. This vital construction cannot continue without your help. In order to continue serving the Bethlehem region and meet the growing medical needs of the local community, we need you to help us open our doors a little wider.

Donate today!