Tarahumara Children’s Hospital 2023
In 1964, a young, ambitious and compassionate Jesuit Catholic priest, Fr. Luis G. Verplancken, S.J., started putting into action a wellness ministry in the Tarahumara Copper Canyon region of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the State of Chihuahua in Mexico.
Working with the Tarahumara for over 50 years, we have been improving the lives in the Tarahumara. This care continues with the generous support of many loyal Tarahumara Mission friends.
- No longer are 4 out of 5 children dying before the age of 5.
- The 75 bed hospital and its dedicated staff has dramatically improved the life expectancy of children who now grow into a mature life of 60-70 years.
- Food is distributed in lean years, clean water is becoming more readily available, children are educated and health care can be administered in Creel in support of the surrounding communities.