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ABOUT
COMPASSION

EVANGELICAL HOSPITAL

MISSION, 

OVERVIEW 

VISION.

"Compassion Evangelical Hospital (CEH) shares the gospel of Jesus Christ while providing compassionate, quality, culturally appropriate healthcare and education."

Compassion Evangelical Hospital is a non-for-profit IRS approved 501c3 mission organization incorporated in the state of Michigan (U.S.A.) in 2004 which owns and operates the Compassion Evangelical Hospital and Clinic near the central city of Mamou, in the country of Guinea, West Africa.

Compassion Evangelical Hospital is a member of L'Association des Églises et des Missions Évangeliques de Guinée (L'AEMEG), an interdenominational mission and church association in Guinea, and is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Governance is by a U.S.-based board. M. Étienne Ouattara is the hospital administrator. Jean Paul Gbilimou, MD, a Guinean with training in OB/GYN is the chief of staff. Additional staff include a general surgeon, three generalist physicians, a part-time ophthalmologist, and a dentist. The African medical support staff includes approximately 50 persons.

"Self-sustaining, African-led, whole person optimal health for Guineans."

HISTORY.

2021

  • Missionary house for surgeon constructed

  • Nursing School: first class recruited

2020

  • Due to Covid-19, all construction done by West African personnel  

  • New/Expanded Pharmacy completed and opened

  • Guinean government granted permission for Nursing School.  Nursing school construction began

  • Community Health Program (CHP) Administrative building constructed

  • Doris Nuss RN, conducted  a refresher course for Guinean nurses

2019

  • The fourth biannual Medical Evangelism Conference sponsored by CEH and taught by a collaboration of African and U.S. academics attended by 160 physicians and medical students, nurses and administrators from across francophone Africa.

  • Dr. Paul and Mrs. Elizabeth Sidjani (general surgeon and education administrator) accept the call to serve at CEH as MIAPE missionaries from Cote d’Ivoire.

  • Patient shower and toilet facilities upgraded

2018

  • Well and water tower built for community developing across the highway from CEH

  • Construction begins on new ophthalmology & dental clinics and new pharmacy

2017

  • Patient kitchen, family gazebo and central supply storage buildings completed

  • Ward D & E built, increasing CEH to 42 inpatient bed capacity

  • Community Health Program (CHP) initiated by Dr. Kristen Schmaltz

  • Laundry Building constructed and dedicated

  • 3rd Medical Evangelism Conference hosted

2016

  • Ophthalmology Clinic begins operations

  • Buses acquired for transport of students and staff

2015

  • Solar power system installed

  • IT system set up

  • Digital x-ray system installed

  • Welcome Center opened

2014

  • MIAPE (Fraiche Rosee) school began initially for hospital workers' children ( now open to all)​

  • Second professional residence completed

  • Ebola epidemic caused patients to avoid all hospitals (lasted 3 years)

2013

  • Dental office open

  • 2nd Medical Evangelism Conference hosted

  • ER and x-ray building constructed and opened

2012

  • Dr. Pepper joined CEH part time

  • Gazebo built for evangelism and hospitality

2011

  • Surgery building and operating rooms open

  • Fresh Dew Christian School opens on land adjacent to Compassion Evangelical Hospital

  • First Medical Evangelism Conference hosted by ARC/Mayo Clinic

  • Dr. Bob Stanhope performed first surgery assisted by Dr. Jean Paul, CEH Chief of Staff

2010

  • Medical outreach trips begin to neighboring villages

  • New well drilled (First potable water on site) God gave water from a rock!

  • Two more eight-bed wards are completed

  • CEH became a member of L'AEMEG (the Association of Evangelical Missions and Churches of Guinea)

2009

  • Compassion Evangelical Hospital opens

  • Compassion Evangelical Hospital in-patient wards opened

  • First new believer in Christ

2008

  • Guest House is completed

  • Guest House is completed facilitating participation of short-term workers 

  • MIAPE medical workers began to train Guinean nurses 

  • MIAPE church was launched

2007

  • CEH clinic, lab, and pharmacy opens

  • Autumn Ridge Church (ARC), Rochester, MN leadership visited CEH. This trip affirmed their partnership with CEH

  • First thirteen Guinean medical workers were hired 

  • Five African missionary families (“MIAPE” missionaries) from Cote d’Ivoire moved to Guinea to start CEH

  • Mr. Étienne Ouattara, MBA appointed Hospital Director

  • American pediatrician, Kristen Schmaltz, MD, appointed to CEH

2006

  • Blueprints for CEH approved

  • Guinean Ministry of Health approved opening of the clinic

  • MIAPE MISSION was established  (Inter-African Mission for Evangelism)

  • First hospital buildings were completed 

2005

  • Guinean Minister of Health approved establishment of CEH

  • Land purchase (75 acres) finalized by the Governor of Mamou

  • 501c3 granted by U.S. Internal Revenue Service

  • Requests for membership in Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Interdenominational Foreign Missions Association submitted

2004

  • Compassion Evangelical Hospital incorporated in Michigan, U.S.A.

  • Governing board of 8 members and 15 advisory committee members chosen

  • 501c3 status request submitted

 
 

CORE VALUES & DOCTRINAL

STATEMENT.

 
 

1.

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, that it was written by men divinely and uniquely inspired, that it is absolutely trustworthy and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

2.

We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

3.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, sinless in His life, making atonement for the sin of the world by His death on the cross. We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people and His personal, visible return to the world according to His promise.

4.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who came forth from God to convince the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and comfort, and empower for life and ministry, those who believe in Jesus Christ.

5.

We believe that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, but that "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." We believe, therefore, that those who accept Christ as their Lord and Savior will rejoice forever in God's presence and those who refuse to accept Christ, as Lord and Savior will be forever separated from God. Jn. 3:16 (NIV)

6.

We believe in the Church, which is a living spiritual body, of which Christ is the Head and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that a visible church is a company of believers in Jesus Christ, buried with Him in baptism and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that to these visible churches were committed, for observance "till He come," the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper; and that God has laid upon these churches the task of inviting a lost world to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and to honor Him as Lord and Master. We believe that human betterment and social improvement are products of the Gospel.

7.

We believe that every human being is responsible ultimately to God alone in all matters of faith and salvation.

8.

We believe that each local church is responsible to Christ and autonomous, and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. Therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from the dictation or patronage of the other. We accept that polity structures in participating missions and churches may differ but maintain that servant leadership is Christ’s standard within His church.

C

Christ is preeminent.

H

Honesty and integrity are foundational in all that we do.

R

Right relationships will be pursued under God’s grace and standards for forgiveness.

I

Individual dignity, responsibility and accountability to these guiding principles, are affirmed.

S

Scriptures are our supreme authority. Our values and practices will be directed, evaluated and corrected based on this authority.

T

Truthfulness spoken in love will build us up and bind us together.

S

Servant leadership is God’s standard for leaders.

L

Loyalty and service are covenanted to one another.

O

Obedience to Christ is our best expression of love to God.

V

Voluntarily we will accept less than what we could have had so that we might serve Him more.

E

Evangelism, Discipleship and worship are central to God’s purpose for the church and our mission.

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LEGAL STATUS.

Recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization by the state of Michigan 10-5-2004 with the #790-164

 

EIP: 14-1917687

 

Our 501c3 was granted by the IRS on Sept 21, 2005 and was effective Oct 19th 2004 the day of application.

DLN 17053351025014

 

FINANCIAL REPORT.

2019 FINANCIAL REPORTS

The full year 2019 financials for CEH were as follows:


• Hospital revenues amounted to $244,125 for the full year.
• The operational support from the USA was $83,880, plus $84,260 for capital investment funding.

• In 2019 the hospital expenses were supported by hospital revenues at a rate of 66.35%.
• Hospital expenses in 2019 totaled $367,956, of which wage expenses amounted to $205,278, and non-wage expenses totaled $162,678.

The results for 2018 were as follows:
• Total revenues for the full year in 2018 were $216,355.
• The US operational support in 2018 was $57,140, and the funding for capital investment amounted to $93,465.
• In 2018 the hospital expenses were supported by hospital revenues at 67.0%.
• Hospital expenses in 2018 amounted to $322,869, of which wage expenses amounted to $158,417 and non-wage expenses totaled $164,452.

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