HAS Board Member Harold T. Lewis Chronicles Recent Visit, Value of HAS
“In a country where half the population lives without access to clean water and which has the highest infant mortality rate in the Americas, HAS was an early model for addressing the root causes of these problems through community-based care, providing immunizations, prenatal care, nutrition counseling and supplements, resources and expertise to build wells and sanitation systems, and even agricultural counsel to help reduce food insecurity,” writes new HAS board member Reverend Canon Harold T. Lewis, in an op ed piece featured in yesterday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the major news publication of western Pennsylvania. Rev. Lewis, a retired Episcopal minister and an active and respected member of the Pittsburgh community, joined the HAS board in April of this year. He visited the hospital for the first time earlier this year and writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of the extraordinary efforts HAS staff go to each and every day to deliver high quality, lifesaving care to those who are most in need. “Today,” Rev. Lewis continues, “HAS is poised to do even greater things in the years ahead… With a new management team, including a CEO with deep experience in international health care management as well as a significant investment in development and marketing by an anonymous donor, the hospital is broadening its base of support in and beyond Pittsburgh and planning for technology and infrastructure improvements that will help it address more effectively some of the most challenging health problems in Haiti.” To read the full article, please click here. Every voice matters! We need your help to broaden our reach and spread the good news of the impact HAS is making. Please share Rev. Lewis’s article with your contacts via email, Facebook, and Twitter!