The SIM Galmi Hospital has been providing surgical intervention since it opened it’s doors in 1950. Today, Galmi’s Surgical Department is thriving and expanding. In 2012 we reopened our PAACS Surgical Training Program, and in 2017 we saw our first resident graduate!
Our 50-bed Surgical Pavilion (PC) provides pre- and post-surgical care for our community. We perform over 450 surgeries each month in three major operating rooms.
Emergency services include caesarian-sections, D&C’s, laperotomy for perforated typhoid, appendectomy, perforated PUD, volvulus, intussception, orthopedics and trauma, malrotation, and fracture management.
Other services include debridement of burns and infected wounds, irrigation of open fractures, external fixation, SIGN intramedulary nails, as well as pediatric-specific cases such as imperforate anus, Hirchsprung’s, and spina bifida.
The surgical ward also has a 9-bed Intensive Care Unit on which our patients receive more attentive care from the nurses on our surgical ward along with oxygen supplementation and vital sign monitoring.
Common elective cases include hernia repairs, open prostatectomy, bladder stones, sequestrectomy, hysterectomy, mastectomy, thyroidectomy, skin grafts, hydroceles, anal fistulotomy, hemorrhoidectomy, and various other cancer operations. Our hope is to begin laparoscopy later this year. We currently do upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy and perform thoroscopy.
We also have a small wound care clinic which offers daily dressing changes to outpatients in Galmi village with chronic wounds.
At the SIM Galmi Hospital, our staff rely heavily on the use of X-ray and ultrasound technology to accurately diagnosis and treat our patients.
PAACS Surgical Training Program
The PAACS (Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons) General Surgery Residency at SIM Galmi Hospital is a 5 year integrated Christian discipleship and post-graduate surgical specialty training program. It is a partnership between SIM Galmi Hospital and PAACS, and is one of ten such programs in mission hospitals scattered across Africa, with one program in Asia.
Join Our Team
Our hope is to have more members of the Surgical team who, compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit, will join us as
*We cross barriers to proclaim the crucified and risen Christ, expressing His love and compassion among those who live and die without Him
*We make disciples who will trust and obey Jesus, and become part of Christ-centered churches
*We work together with churches to fulfill God’s mission across cultures locally and globally
*We facilitate the participation in cross-cultural ministry of those whom God is calling.