Sep 3 2022

2022 Village Health Fair

Since 2014, Hospital Socorro de lo Alto has been taking health to the surrounding village in Honduras. On August 23, 2022, a very successful Village Salud (Health) Fair was held. Half of the Hospital staff participated and all the services provided were free to those who came. In one day, the doctors and nurses provided…

Apr 26 2022

Supplies needed!!

During this time of Covid as American teams are unable to travel to Honduras, the Hospital Socorro de lo Alto is ramping up local Honduran surgical brigades.  However, operating room supplies are running short. We are actively collecting materials stateside from hospital and clinics.  These supplies are unused and would be headed for the the…

2 New Physicians starting at the hospital

The hospital announces the addition of 2 new doctors who will be providing care at Hosptial Socorro de lo Alto. Dr. German Melgar, a gynecologist and obstetrician, and Dr. Jose Salgado, an internal medicine doctor. WELCOME!!!  

Nov 22 2021

Pushing toward the goal of a new van

We have been chosen to receive a generous grant allocation from the Kingdom Investment Foundation of Tucson. This grant is allocated to go toward the purchase of a new multi-passenger van to transport team members, especially those who drive the challenging roads into the mountains for the Mountain Ministry teams. This van will replace the…

Jun 18 2021

Hospital Socorro de lo Alto’s new X- ray machine

With grateful hearts from those who are a part of the Hospital, the newest addition to the “team” was welcomed June 4, 2021. After many years of limping along with partially working X-ray equipment that was constantly under repair, a new AccuRay 525R was installed along with a new monitor. This machine is all digital…

Jun 18 2021

Hospital Team Receives Training on the Laproscopic Equipment

Having received requests from the Honduran doctors to use the US donated laparoscopic equipment, the first step was to have the Hospital staff trained in the functioning, care, and maintenance of that specialized equipment. This training started on June 15, 2021. Making use of this equipment while the teams from the USA are not able…

Jan 8 2021

News from the Hospital- Christmas Party 2020

The Hospital Socorro de lo Alto has as a custom since 1999 to hold a Christmas dinner for all the staff and to deliver a basket with food for each staff person to take home. This is a joy to celebrate together and is a large help to each family. But this year, 2020, was…

Dec 11 2020

News from the Hospital (December 2020)

These are very stressful times for the Hospital. COVID-19 and the two recent hurricanes have caused the Hospital to adjust in mountainous ways to deal with the needs of the people served, all the while maintaining the safety of everyone involved. The following thoughts on the “State of the Hospital” are shared by Noemi Santos-…

Jul 17 2020

July 17, 2020- COVID-19 Update

“We have to take care of our people.” So much has happened since March, 2020, when the teams were cancelled, Honduras and the USA closed their borders and the Hospital was pushed into a new mode of operation. Instead of having busy spring and summer months with teams coming regularly, the staff was focused on…

May 12 2020

COVID-19 and the Hospital: Update

Covid-19 has had a large impact on the Hospital Socorro de lo Alto, as well as the community and country of Honduras. Honduras, like the USA, went on lockdown, effectively stopping all travel in and out of the country. Our executive director was at the Hospital in March and it took her 2+ weeks before…
June 2024