“Congratulations to HAS on 57 years, celebrating the founding of the most wonderful hospital in Haiti, which services nearly 350,000 deserving people! We were fortunate to be in Deschapelles for the 50th anniversary festivities, and hope that HAS will be celebrating birthdays for many years to come! All the best to the hospital’s future projects and endeavors!”
–Cathy Johnson, Alumna and President of Canadian Friends of HAS
“My husband Duane and I have enjoyed many hospital birthday celebrations. How lucky we have been, as have thousands of others, to have been blessed by the lives of Dr. and Mrs. Mellon!”
–Vera and Duane Dowell, Alumni (Duane was a former Medical Director)
“Fifty seven years ago Larry and Gwen Mellon opened their sparkling new hospital in the Artibonite ‘to show their neighbors that somebody cares.’ They understood that the essence of caring was being there and so they were, day in day out till each drew their last breath. Now 57 years later, thanks to their wisdom, their example and their work live on.”
–Renée Bergner, M.D., HAS Board of Directors 1988-2010
“Congratulations to HAS Haiti on its 57th anniversary! I had the privilege to be with Dr. and Mrs. Mellon on his 75th birthday and 28th anniversary of HAS Haiti. Larry said then, ‘I have no regrets. If I can live to be 100 I will keep on doing what we are doing right now.’ How wonderful that they could have started HAS, and kept it going, with such a wonderful service and message of hope to the people of the Artibonite; and indeed, all of Haiti. Keep up the good work!”
–Jim Fett, Medical Director, 1984-85-86.