BHI's model originated in the partnership we formed with Partners In Health (PIH) to conceive, design, and build the largest teaching hospital in Haiti. It was that experience, following the January 2010 earthquake, that sparked the idea of a nonprofit building quality health-care facilities for other nonprofits, in impoverished regions of the world. It was also that experience that help formulate BHI's unique approach and provided a working template for successive projects.

  • University Hospital in Mirebalais/Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM)

In March 2013, just three years after the earthquake, PIH and Haiti’s Ministry of Health opened the doors to HUM — a 205,000-square foot, 330-bed public hospital in rural Haiti. The state-of-the-art facility provides care to over 185,000 residents in the Central Plateau, and more who are referred from across Haiti. HUM is also helping to train the next generation of Haitian health professionals.

A replicable blend of modern yet basic, HUM is designed to be affordable without sacrificing quality and without limiting services. With BHI's innovations in design and construction, the cost was kept low compared to similar facilities in similar countries. Moreover, total project time, from drawing board to first patient intake, was dramatically shorter than those facilities — just three years.

  • Center for Excellence in Rehab & Education/HUM

Eighteen months after the hospital opened, HUM inaugurated its new Center — the first of its kind in Haiti — to provide specialized care for patients with musculoskeletal and multi-trauma injuries: burns, car accidents, stroke, spinal-cord injury, traumatic brain injury. With ten beds, it allows patients to transfer from a HUM hospital bed — much in demand — to the Center and receive therapy until they are ready to go home. Like HUM, the rehab center also serves as a teaching hospital, open to medical staff from across the country.

  • Maternal & Neonatal Health Center/St. Boniface Haiti Foundation

Opened in March 2015, the Maternal Health & Neonatal Care Center at St. Boniface Hospital provides six beds for labor and delivery — triple what they had before — and five incubators to provide care post partum. The hospital's goal is to expand such services through Haiti's southern peninsula, bringing both greater access and a higher quality of health care to its citizens.