St Luke Catholic Hospital Receives the Ethiopian Medical Association Merit Award


St. Luke Catholic College of nursing and Hospital is located in Woliso town of Oromiya Regional State in Eparchy of Emdibir. The hospital which has 200 beds serves more than 400 outpatients per day and performs over 8000 major and minor surgeries every year. St. Luke’s is also known for producing efficient nurses and midwifes who are serving the country at various levels. Currently there are 100
students enrolled in the college of nurses and midwifery. The hospital is particularly recognized for the quality medical services it provides especially to the poor and for those residing rural areas surrounding Woliso town.

St. Luke Catholic College of nursing and Hospital is awarded the 2019 Ethiopian Medical Association Merit Award during the association’s 55 th Annual Medical Conference held on February 22, 2019 in Addis Ababa town. The award is presented by the guest of honor H.E. Dr. Amir Aman, Minister of Health to Rev. Fr. Hagos Hayish, CM, Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat Secretary General and Rev. Sr. Clara Rosline the hospitals General Manager.


Speaking on the occasion Fr. Hagos said that the Catholic Church through Her 86 health institutions and
all the rehabilitation centers provides medical services in accordance to Our Lord’s Teachings in the
Gospel. He said the Catholic Church is able to provide these services to the communities all over the
country thanks to the dedicated services of the religious men and women who come from

different parts of the world following their calling. He expressed the gratitude of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Ethiopia to all the religious congregations working in Ethiopia. he also thanked the Ethiopian Medical Association for the recognition saying even though the greatest satisfaction comes from the seeing the smile of those we serve with God’s blessings such an initiative is encouraging to all the religious and all the staff that are relentlessly working in the hospital. He also took the opportunity to thank all the Doctors and medical professionals that provide voluntary medical services in various Catholic health institutions and rehabilitation centers.



Sr. Clara for her part also thanked the staff and all the partners of St. Luke’s for their unreserved services
that have led to this recognition. “This achievement is the result of a combined effort of the Catholic
Church in Ethiopia and all partners; I call on the continued support of all stakeholders so that we can
provide even better service to our community,” she said .
On the event it was noted that St. Catholic Hospital vigorously works on promotion and prevention
aspects of health services. The 55 th Annual Conference of Ethiopian Medical Association is held under
the theme “Reaching out for Universal Health Coverage: The Ethiopian Perspective”.

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