Through provision of quality care, the Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) serves the people of north, northeast, and central India, regardless of caste and religion, with a particular focus on the poor and marginalised in society. With 20 hospitals and 42 community health and development projects, EHA provides essential clinical services, community health and development, and spiritual ministry. Hospitals are located in states which have a high rate of illiteracy, poor health indicators of infant mortality, maternal mortality, and malnutrition. As a “fellowship for transformation through caring,” EHA staff make Jesus known in word and deed among people facing tremendous needs.
GOVERNANCE: Operated by the Emmanuel Hospital Association
BEDS: Varies from 20 to 200 (1,353 total across 20 hospitals)
OUTPATIENTS ANNUALLY: 850,000
OPERATIONS ANNUALLY: 29,600
SPECIAL PROGRAMS: Advocacy, disaster management, geriatric care, HIV and AIDS (including home-based care), mental health, palliative care (primarily community-based)
TEACHING PROGRAMS: Family medicine training through CMC Vellore; six nursing schools
LANGUAGE REQUIRED: Hindi (English acceptable for short-term placements of less than six months; longer placements require basic, intermediate or advanced Hindi depending on the length of placement.)
MEDICAL & NURSING STUDENTS: Medical exposures (4–8 weeks) available for medical elective and nursing elective students.
There is plenty of scope for opportunities to serve with EHA in very needy regions, either in a short-term or long-term capacity. A focus for a number of these roles would be on capacity building of Indian colleagues.
Opportunities in specialty areas are usually available, including but not limited to:
- Diagnostic Services
- Family Medicine Trainers
- HIV and AIDS
- Infectious Diseases
- Biomedical Engineers and Technicians
- Nurse Clinical Tutors
- Nurse Practitioners (Senior Nurse Trainers)
- Public/Primary Health Consultants
- Building Designers
- Hospital Architects
- Hospital Engineer and Maintenance
- IT Computer Systems Managers