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The Hospital de La Familia and Dr. Romano

Dr. Romano Performing Cleft Lip Surgery

Dr. Romano Performing Cleft Lip Surgery

I have many friends and patients that in exchange for my services or through my encouragement have contributed to The Hospital de La Familia foundation. Please contact me personally for information and support in this most worthy cause and this amazing foundation that supports a hospital, nutrition center, grade school, nursing school and sewing school for deserving people in a desperately poor area. Please help.

Calling on his fellow members of The Family Club, Jack raised the necessary $100,000 to begin construction of a hospital, which would become known as the Hospital de la Familia.

The Hospital de la Familia was formally dedicated on February 8, 1976 and stands as a testament to the vision and commitment of two extraordinary gentlemen.

History

Hospital de la Familia had its beginnings in 1972, when Jack Younger, a successful contractor from the San Francisco Bay Area, met a local priest, Padre Cayetano Bertoldo. Padre Bertoldo was dedicated to improving the lives of those living in poverty in his parish in Nuevo Progreso, an area close to the border with Mexico with a large indigenous Mayan population. He enlisted Jack to help him establish a clinic to provide healthcare to those in this rural community.
Calling on his fellow members of The Family Club, Jack raised the necessary $100,000 to begin construction of a hospital, which would become known as the Hospital de la Familia.

The Hospital de la Familia was formally dedicated on February 8, 1976 and stands as a testament to the vision and commitment of two extraordinary gentlemen.

What We Do

Two happy patients of Dr. Romano

The Hospital de la Familia Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization based in San Francisco, California. It supports a 72-bed hospital as well as educational and wellness programs in the rural town of Nuevo Progreso, in the Department of San Marcos.

Foundation

Our mission is to improve the health and education of Indigenous communities of northern Guatemala and southern Mexico who live in poverty and have no access to affordable medical care.

Many patients hoping to access clinic

HDLFF Also Funds:

  • A Nutrition Center for malnourished infants and toddlers
  • A Grade-school for girls and boys
  • A Nursing program
  • A Sewing school for women and girls

 

 


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