Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization, specializes in meeting critical needs for victims of war, disaster and famine. For decades, Samaritan’s Purse deployed mobile medical teams into disaster zones, but they still saw a pressing need for advanced emergency trauma care. In 2011, the organization began actively developing the emergency field hospital—a mobile unit that functions as a complete hospital equipped with two operating rooms, an emergency room, critical care unit, and pharmacy.
The emergency field hospital is mobile and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. It provides emergency medical relief in disaster-stricken areas where the medical infrastructure is damaged, overwhelmed, or nonexistent. Participants at this year’s M3 Conference will be able to walk inside the wards of the emergency field hospital, see first-hand how it is equipped to facilitate high-quality care anywhere in the world, and meet members of the Samaritan’s Purse medical team who have treated earthquake survivors in Ecuador and victims of war in Iraq.
From the outside, the Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital looks very similar to the mobile hospitals used by other organizations. What sets it apart, however, is that the medical work that goes on inside is about both physical and spiritual healing. Medical personnel and non-medical staff minister to patients, pray with them, and share the hope of the Gospel in the midst of the disaster.
We encourage you to visit the mobile hospital during M3 to learn how you can join Samaritan’s Purse in providing high-quality medical care after a crisis.
Read more about the life-changing impact that the field hospital has brought to patients in need.
Click here to register for the 2018 M3 Conference and experience the Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital for yourself!