La Clínica Esperanza
Peggy Stranges, RN, relocated to Roatán in 2001
and began treating patients from her kitchen. As more and more
patients came, the need for a building and other local staff became
necessary. In the early years, Mission Roatán was instrumental on the
donation side of things, providing grants and a communication link.
Eventually, Clinica Esperanza created it's own board and began to function
independently. Mission Roatán is proud to have been a partner in the
early stages of this ministry to the people most in need in Honduras.
Today, Nurse Peggy's dream has grown into a
4,500-sq-ft clinic. Clinica Esperanza has become the primary medical
provider for hundreds of island families and tourists. Their outpatient
facility, opened in 2007 and located in Sandy Bay, treats most common
medical problems as well as local illnesses such as malaria, dengue and
parasites. The clinic is considered the center for hypertension and diabetes
on the island. The clinic's second floor houses a much-needed Birthing
Center and Pediatric Hospital.