RUTH GAYLORD HEALTH CENTRE

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

This hospital was officially opened by Archbishop Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on 21st March 2013. It was founded by Hope Medical Clinics Uganda, a private not for profit [PNFP] organization steered by Rev. Fr. Dennis Dease in St. Paul, Minnesota – USA and  Mr. Charles Lugemwa. Fr. Dennis and Mr. Lugemwa raised money through friends  in the United States of  America  to fund the project. This hospital is named after Ruth Gaylord who is a retired music teacher in Minnesota, in honour of her service to the people of God.

The hospital is run by the Institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix – Ggogonya. The first sisters to work in this hospital were; Sr. Proscovia Nasejje as the administrator, Sr. Denis Bulya Nankya – Senior Nursing Officer and Sr. Immaculate Namujju – Cashier.

LOCATION:

It is located on Bombo Road 6 kilo meters from Kampala city, Maganjo village in Nabweru sub- county, Kyadondo North county, WakisoDistrict

MISSION: To build community based self sustaining health   facilities that are professionally run.

VISION: To provide affordable professional medical services to the people in need.

 OBJECTIVES FOR STARTING THE HEALTH CENTRE

  • To provide curative and integrated preventive health services
  • To provide and promote accessibility of health care service to all the people of God.
  • To carry out formal training, educational and training programs of hospital personnel with emphasis on in-          service training.
  • To improve policies of ministry of Health local Government Hope medical clinics organization and other              relevant bodies
  • To uplift the health services standards in the area through training and collaboration with the united states        universities,
  • To provide a center where some students from the United States of America can conduct medical research          program in Uganda and in East Africa.

DEPARTMENTS:

  • Outpatients department
  • General patients department
  • Dental  department
  • Antenatal  care clinic
  • Immunization clinic

IN-PATIENTS DEPARMENTS:

  • General ward/maternity ward
  • Children’s ward
  • Private rooms

OTHER DEPARTMENT:

  • Pharmarcy department
  • Store
  • Theatres will be opened  soon

SUPPORTIVE SERVICES  INCLUDE:

  • Laboratory service.
  • Ultra  sound scan services,

N.B: Total  number of patients recorded monthly in the out-patient department is between 500-800

Current situation:

  • We have increased the number of our staffs from 22 to 30 and we now fully operate 24 hours with three            staffs in the night, clinical officer, laboratory assistant and a midwife
  • This has increased the number of patients in the night
  • The installation of solar panels has reduced the cost of electricity and stabilized the power supply.
  • We have fully automated most of our transactions with medical audit and are in the process of automating          the remaining service points.
  • There has been remarkable increase in the hospital revenue attributed to various factors.
  • There have been promotional services which has increased the community awareness about our service.
  • There is hope to increase space with the  construction of the new building

FUTURE PLANS: 

  • To get theatre facilities.
  • Expand laboratory service
  • Increase the number of service providers to reduce on waiting time
  • Start provision of art and EMTCT service
  • Start TB screening and treatment
  • Start outreach programme in the nearby communities
  • To maintain a high standard of service delivery
  • To strengthen revenue centers
  • To increase income sources
  • To ensure patient satisfaction
  • To maintain a motivated working team and reduce staff turn over

CONTACTS:

RUTHGAY LORD HOSPITAL- MAGANJO              

P.O BOX 6541 KAMPALA

Tel:  +256 701 791 373

Compiled by Sr. M. Theopista Nakalembe

Edited by Sr. M. Juliet Musoke

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