Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Emergency Field Hospital to the Bahamas

GREENSBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has deployed an Emergency Field Hospital and a disaster assistance response team to Nassau, the Bahamas, at the request of the Bahamian prime minister to help treat the rising number of COVID-19 patients there.

Their DC-8 cargo jet left Thursday morning from Greensboro, North Carolina, carrying the 28-bed COVID care center, more than 14 tons of supplies, and a team of doctors, nurses, and other relief specialists. They will stand up the facility as part of Nassau’s Princess Margaret Hospital.

The care center will help expand the hospital’s capacity for patient treatment, which has been strained as the number of coronavirus cases on the islands has risen. Princess Margaret Hospital is currently full, and they’ve had to shut down medical transfers from other islands.

Dr. Elliott Tenpenny, Samaritan’s Purse

I’m here in front of our DC-8 aircraft where Samaritan’s Purse is deploying field hospital capacities to help the people of the Bahamas. It’s loaded with emergency medical supplies to create a 28-bed facility that will be able to treat COVID-19 patients.

The Bahamas have gone through a tremendous outbreak of COVID-19, and has asked Samaritan’s Purse to come, and to provide care for its people alongside them.

Countries all over the world are struggling to take care of this virus and its effects on their people. I ask you to pray. Pray for the people of the Bahamas. Pray for the patients that we’ll treat. Pray for our team. We count it as a privilege to be able to help our neighbor in the Bahamas at their time of need.


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.

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