Emergency Field Hospital Opens in Ukraine

LVIV, UKRAINE — The Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital is open in western Ukraine, and their medical team is already treating patients suffering due to the escalating conflict.

“We come in the Name of Jesus Christ, and we hope this hospital is a blessing to you,” Elliott Tenpenny told those gathered at the hospital today, March 14. Tenpenny serves as director of the Samaritan’s Purse International Health Unit.

Elliott TenpennySamaritan’s Purse:

But whatever needs come about, that’s what we’re here to take care of.

The Emergency Field Hospital is now open. This is the culmination of a lot of work and a lot of people all over the world.

Regina RandolphSamaritan’s Purse:

Shortly after the field hospital opened, we had a patient who came to us, our very first patient.

This has been a long week of preparing this hospital so that we can see patients, but now it’s all coming together. Already in the first hour, we’ve seen six patients.

We’re all here to help the people of Ukraine, and we are all very honored and blessed to be able to be a part of it.


Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, news@samaritan.org


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