Catholic Hospitals in the Holy Land

The numerous Catholic hospitals in the Holy Land are representative of the visible presence and action of the Church in this land. Run for the benefit of all, they offer high quality and professional care to all people, regardless of  means.

There are 11 hospitals in total, run by religious institutes or with religious personnel, locals or missionaries:  3 in Palestine, 4 in Jordan and 4 in Israel.

Palestine:

– Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem founded in 1886 and run by the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul and the Order of Malta.

– St. Joseph Hospital in Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem, run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition.

– Caritas Baby Hospital founded in 1968 thanks to Caritas Switzerland and Germany. It is run by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Elizabeth of Padua.

Jordan:

– Maternity Hospital in Irbid, founded in 1952 and run by the Greek Catholic Basilian Chouerite Sisters.

– Maternity and Hospital of Irbid run by the Sisters of the Rosary

– Italian Hospital of Amman administered by the “Italian National Association for Help to Missionaries” and founded in 1925.

– Italian Hospital in Kerak administered by the “Italian National Association for Help to Missionaries” and founded in 1933. It is run by the Missionary Sisters of the Nigrizia (Comboni).

Israel:

– Saint Louis Hospital in front of New Gate in WestJerusalem, founded in 1879 and run by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition. It is a sought after facility for the terminally ill.

– Holy Family Hospital in Nazareth, founded in 1879 and run by the Brothers of Saint John of God and the Sisters of “Maria Bambina.”

– St. Vincent de Paul Hospital in Nazareth run by the Sisters of  St. Vincent de Paul.

– Italian Hospital in Haifa administered by the “Italian National Association for Help to Missionaries” and founded in 1935. It is run by the Franciscan Missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.