The Malta Mobile House of Care

by Father Michael
December 9, 2012

The Malta Mobile House of Care brings diagnostic and follow-up health care to those in need in the Greater Hartford area: from the immigrant with nothing to those who find themselves without insurance coverage due to unemployment or the economic crises in our nation. In combination with your financial donations, volunteers in the healthcare field—doctors, nurses, nutritionists, therapists and more—offer their gifts to care for those who have nowhere else to turn.

This ministry is amazing. Not only do they provide diagnostic exams and follow-up medicine for diabetics, those with hypertension, as well as mammo-grams, CT Scans, MRIs, even surgeries are offered through a network of doctors willing to take on pro bono dignified work. Along with services to the individual in need—making them feel like human beings—the Malta Mobile Care Van (2006-2012) has saved local hospitals in the Hartford area more than $23 million in costs that would have been in-curred if the uninsured let their conditions spiral out of con-trol, necessitating ER treatments and hospitalizations.

It is powerful to see what can be accomplished when we all work together in the name of Christ. Our Catholic Church continues to be second only to the government in providing care to those in need. Let’s pray that this never changes due to the impending health care mandate (HHS).

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