"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."
Missionary house for surgeon constructed
Nursing School: first class recruited
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
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
Well and water tower built for community developing across the highway from CEH
Construction begins on new ophthalmology & dental clinics and new pharmacy
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
Ophthalmology Clinic begins operations
Buses acquired for transport of students and staff
Solar power system installed
IT system set up
Digital x-ray system installed
Welcome Center opened
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)
Dental office open
2nd Medical Evangelism Conference hosted
ER and x-ray building constructed and opened
Dr. Pepper joined CEH part time
Gazebo built for evangelism and hospitality
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
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)
Compassion Evangelical Hospital opens
Compassion Evangelical Hospital in-patient wards opened
First new believer in Christ
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
We believe that every human being is responsible ultimately to God alone in all matters of faith and salvation.
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.
Christ is preeminent.
Honesty and integrity are foundational in all that we do.
Right relationships will be pursued under God’s grace and standards for forgiveness.
Individual dignity, responsibility and accountability to these guiding principles, are affirmed.
Scriptures are our supreme authority. Our values and practices will be directed, evaluated and corrected based on this authority.
Truthfulness spoken in love will build us up and bind us together.
Servant leadership is God’s standard for leaders.
Loyalty and service are covenanted to one another.
Obedience to Christ is our best expression of love to God.
Voluntarily we will accept less than what we could have had so that we might serve Him more.
Evangelism, Discipleship and worship are central to God’s purpose for the church and our mission.
Recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization by the state of Michigan 10-5-2004 with the #790-164
Our 501c3 was granted by the IRS on Sept 21, 2005 and was effective Oct 19th 2004 the day of application.
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.