Energizer Contest - July 6, 2010 by Patrick Ercole
Patrick Ercole, Founder & Vice President of the Organization for Community Health Outreach (OCHO), is a Top 10 Finalist for the 2010 Energizer Hall of Fame. If chosen, Patrick will receive $10,000 AND an additional $5,000 for OCHO.
Bookmark the site and please VOTE DAILY at http://www.energizerkeepgoinghalloffame.com/ until August 20 to help Patrick and OCHO bring healthcare to rural Honduras.
Architectual Plans - Nov 20, 2008 4:04 PM by Patrick Ercole
In addition to the generous assistance provided by Paul Gorman of Gorman Architects, we are delighted to be receiving guidance from Erin Linnan. Erin, in her 5th year of Architecture school at Virginia Tech, has offered to do her thesis project on the design for the Health Center. Her vision is to create a sustainable facility that would have a maximum impact on the people in the surrounding communities. Having traveled on the Redeemer Medical Mission Trip in high school, Erin feels this will be a great way to use her talents for the underserved. Thank you Erin!
Land Donated - posted Nov 20, 2008 4:04 PM by Patrick Ercole
Land for the proposed Hospital has been generously donated by the family of Dario Enamorado. Mr. Enamorado's family owns a large coffee plantation in the province of San Nicolas, Honduras. With introduction from Father Mendoza, Mr. Enamorado has offered to give the land on which the Health Center will be built. The sizable plot offers the adequate resources necessary to sustain the facility. Additionally, the location appears to be central to a number of villages in the area. Thus providing greater access for tens of thousands of rural inhabitants who are currently without healthcare. Many thanks to Dario and his family.
The public health office will oversee several ongoing health initiatives in the area. Programs for clean water and sanitation, La Justa stoves as well as health education will be carried out and monitored in the region.
The land for the health center has been donated by Dario Enamorado, a local coffee plantation owner. The property is centrally located between four sizable towns and many smaller communities. Overall, the center could serve tens of thousands of rural Hondurans, currently without reliable health services.