Commemorating a remarkable 75 years of redefining care and compassion and dedicated healthcare service on 7th December 2023, Holy Family Hospital, Berekum is pushing its boundaries of medical excellence with the aspiration to transform into a Teaching Hospital in the coming year.

With its inception as a small clinic in 1948, the hospital has witnessed a considerable evolution, recently earning the status as a secondary hospital due to improvements in infrastructure, healthcare delivery, and others.

According to Most Rev. Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi the Catholic Bishop of the Sunyani Diocese, government has elevated the facility to the status of a regional hospital and they are working tirelessly to attain a Teaching Hospital status to rock shoulders with the likes of Korle-Bu and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

In line with this, the hospital is undergoing a series of expansions and upgrades to meet the standards of a Teaching Hospital. These advancements include the introduction of specialized units such as a Breast Clinic and an Oncology Department – foundational to the facility’s mission to broaden its healthcare horizons. Most Rev. Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi calls upon the collective support of government organizations and benevolent individuals to assist the hospital in achieving this height in healthcare delivery.

Rev. Sister Reena V. John, the hospital’s administrator, highlighted the concerning trend in prevalent chronic and non-communicable diseases, which are increasingly affecting the younger adults within the community. The hospital is developing a holistic and integrated plan to address these cases, she adds.

The 75th Anniversary grand durbar which was held at the forecourt of the new Out Patient Department (OPD) and Administration Block was graced with the presence of distinguished guests including Dr. Peter Kwame Yeboah, Director of CHAG; Most Rev. Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Catholic Bishop of Sunyani Diocese and President of Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference; Hon. Justina Owusu Banahene, Bono Regional Minister; Mr. George A. Adjei Esq., Director of Catholic Health Service Trust Ghana; revered Nananom of Berekum Traditional Council; among others.

Holy Family Hospital’s continuous endeavors towards pursuing the pinnacle of health service excellence are testament to its enduring commitment to its healthcare delivery. The transition to a teaching hospital in future does not just signifies growth but a prolonged promise to nurture a healthier, well-informed community supported by comprehensive healthcare and education.

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