A Hospital in Ruins, A People Clinging to Hope

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The blast that tore through Beirut in August of 2020 devastated a nation. Three of Lebanon’s most important health care centers — including Geitaoui Hospital — are located within minutes of ground zero, sustaining extensive damages. Thousands of patients and staff were affected. CNEWA’s Beirut-based team, known locally as the Pontifical Mission, rushed in aid, raising more than $1.5 million to help reconstruct and rebuild Geitaoui alone. But the work has just begun. This vital lifeline for so many Lebanese — operated by the Holy Family Sisters — needs your help and the people of Lebanon are looking to us for hope.

Founded in 1927 by Father Geitaoui

250+ Patient/Bed Capacity

Only Burn Center in Lebanon

Multidisciplinary Care Hospital

Contributions to this campaign will be used to help support these needs at Geitaoui Hospital in the 2021 and 2022 fiscal years. However, in the event this campaign exceeds its goal, or if CNEWA deems these projects as no longer necessary or impossible, CNEWA may use these contributions for other projects at Geitaoui Hospital. Our goal remains to ensure gifts provide compassionate care, healing and hope to those most in need.

Lebanese Hospital Is ‘Looking to Survive’

Msgr. Peter Vaccari (second from left) speaks with the leadership of Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui as they walk out of the facility: Sister Antoinette Saadeh, superior of the Holy Family Sisters (left), Sister Hadia and Dr. Pierre Yared. Msgr. Vaccari visited the hospital during his pastoral visit to Beirut this past August. (photo: Maroun Bassil)

The health care sector in Lebanon is being crushed under the weight of multiple crises that are only getting worse, say the co-administrators of one of Lebanon’s most important hospitals.

“We are struggling,” said Sister Hadia Abi Chebli, who directs the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui with Dr. Pierre Yared.

Geitaoui Hospital After The Blast