Expanding the Vision: Development and Change in Medical Care in Guatemala

The Capital Campaign Is Half-Way to Its Goal: US $500,000! 

On August 1, 2022, Expanding the Vision began construction to enhance the Hospitalito’s capabilities through the creation of a blood bank, four consultation/procedure rooms, and classrooms for a new nursing school. We are excited to share this June 2023 photo showing the campaign’s progress!

About the Campaign

The structural work on the new annex is all but completed thanks to your generous donations.

But there’s still work to be done. Help us complete the dream. Contributions up to $10,000 will be matched.

The Expanding the Vision Campaign builds upon Hospitalito Atitlán’s more than 18 years of history reshaping healthcare for 75,000 Maya in the highlands of Guatemala. The 2,443 square foot, two-story annex will provide urgently needed space to complete laboratory services with a blood bank, add four new consultation rooms, and create classrooms for the new nursing school.

Hospitalito has come a long way. Yet there is so much more we can and should do to better serve the Maya people. We ask that you partner with us, help us continue to grow and deliver the precious gift of life to a vulnerable population.

Make a general donation or contribute to a specific element of construction. No amount is too small. Every gift will be gratefully welcomed, wisely invested, and deeply appreciated.

Crowdfunding video to share.

Maya School of Auxiliary Nursing

Few opportunities exist for study in Santiago Atitlán. This accredited nursing school will meet government requirements, promote the decentralization of university, social, and medical centers, and help combat discrimination and poverty. The Hospitalito has already seen intense interest in the school’s proposed courses. 

It will be located on the top floor of the new annex and will be completed first. In June, floor and bathroom tiles are being laid. July will see installation of lights, doors, windows, and railings.

Donate to the Maya School of Auxiliary Nursing

Elements that still require funding include:

  • Library                         $5,000
  • Humanistic Lab            $3,500 
  • Offices                         $3,500
  • Lunch Area                  $2,500
  • Administrative Offices $4,000

First Floor Construction

The first floor will include the blood bank, as well as four new consultation rooms.

Donate to First Floor Construction

Contributions will go towards the four new examination rooms. The naming cost for each clinic space is $3000. 

Donate to the Blood Bank

HA’s capabilities and services have been slowed by the lack of a blood bank. The unavailability of blood hampers surgical services, limiting the types of operations performed. The blood bank needs $15,000 for completion. This figure does not include the costs of equipment.

Naming Rights: We offer you the opportunity to name the blood bank, consultation rooms, or nursing school rooms in honor or memory of a loved one. Please email for more information.

Read the full Capital Campaign

Solar Power

The Hospitalito is an environmental leader. The new annex will be powered by solar energy.

Donate to Solar Power

Gifts for solar power will cover the price of solar panels and batteries, as well as their installation.

Groundbreaking – August 1st, 2022


Donate by PayPal below

All donations are tax deductible through our U.S. nonprofit partner, Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán (AHA has no paid staff or overhead expenses.)

Check Donations
Make checks out to Amigos Hospitalito Atitlan and mail to:
Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán
2220 Shallow Well Rd
Manakin, VA 23103

Campaign Leadership

March 2023 tour with Dr. Bryan Sauer

Kevin Bjork, MD Minnesota Atitlán Surgical Team Trustee Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Kent Bream, MD Associate Professor Family Medicine University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Pothoven Dougherty Nurse Practitioner-Pediatrics

Lyn Dickey Director of Development, Hospitalito Atitlán Vice-Chair Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Robert Finnegan Financial Advisor Trustee Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Jacob Glanville, PhD CEO Centivax Owner Posada de Santiago Restaurant Trustee Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Kevin Maly Regional Sales Nova Biomedical

Cara McGuiness, MS Instructor Ob/Gyn Boston University School of Medicine

Bonnie O’Neill Past Chair Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán, Philanthropy Professional

Andrew Smith, MD  Director of Obstetrics, Lawrence MA School of Medicine Chair Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Susan Spencer  Retired School Superintendent in California Homeowner in Santiago Atitlán Trustee Amigos Hospitalito Atitlán

Thank you. ¡Gracias! Miltiox!

Hospitalito Atitlán has been able to transform healthcare in the Santiago Atitlán community thanks to our many generous donors. It has come a long way, but there’s so much more that needs to be done.

Please join us in delivering the precious gift of life to a population long neglected and deprived of medical care. Help Hospitalito Atitlán to expand its capabilities and services.

Your donations will be gratefully welcomed, wisely invested, and deeply appreciated.