Ministering at Holy Family Hospital in Techiman is one of hundreds of ways in which Medical Mission Sisters and our Associates around the world try to be a healing presence to others today.
Medical Mission Sisters built Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, Ghana, in 1954. Originally a clinic with eight beds, today it has 115 beds, as well as a large number of outpatient services. It is now under the management of the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani.
Over the years, more than 100 Medical Mission Sisters have served at Holy Family Hospital in Techiman. Today, three of our Sisters continue in mission there.
Sister-Doctor Ursula Maier, a pediatrician, cares for the hospitalized children (who are often three to a bed), supervises the house officers, and is working with management toward the much-needed expansion of the ward.
Sister Catherine (Kate) Afua Osei, a nurse, is in charge of the Outpatient Department. She is also studying Public Health Administration and Management at Catholic University on the weekends, and will complete her degree in 2012.
Sister Rita Amponsaa-Owusu works at the main hospital pharmacy, and also at the antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinic, which provides free medicine for people living with HIV/AIDS. The availability of the antiretroviral therapy has brought great improvements in their lives.
Our Community’s roots are strong at Holy Family Hospital in Techiman, and we are thankful that our work is supported by the local people and the Diocese..
May 15, 2012