In 2013, the hospital treated over 120,000 patients, over 95% of whom are Muslims who trust this Christian hospital.In 2010, the Diocese opened a sister hospital in Sadat City, a growing industrial city 90kms north-west of Cairo. In addition to the outpatient clinics, the hospital has 15 beds, 2 operating rooms, ICU, and a x-ray unit. In 2013, this hospital served over 23,000 patients.
The Harpur Memorial Hospitals exist to serve the community and to show the love of God. They have a reputation for compassionate health care, and the poor are never turned away. The services are provided at affordable prices and subsidies are provided for the very poor. For many families the Harpur Memorial Hospitals are the only opportunity for quality medical care which is affordable for them. In Egypt, the public hospitals often do not provide an appropriate level of care, and private hospitals charge high fees for their services.
The hospitals have an excellent reputation in the community. When asked why they come to the hospitals, the patients consistently state that “the staff are more caring and the service is better.” This reputation is is supported by the rapid growth of both hospitals in recent years.
We are blessed to have a wonderful and committed staff, including many well-trained specialists including both local and visiting doctors on short and long-term engagements. All of the doctors at HMH choose to take a lower salary than they could earn elsewhere or in private practice, because they are committed to serving the sick. The Director of the Harpur Memorial Hospitals is Dr Samir Rizkallah Bekheet.
“I’ve come here many times. The treatment is good. The doctors are respectful and humble. In government hospitals, the nurses didn’t care and didn’t answer my questions. Here they make sure the patients understand. All the investigations are in one place which makes it easier for the patients.” Sahil