Here is the latest report on this project: Click read more for additional details.
Rand Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Bahamas was already experiencing patient capacity issues due to aging beds and failing medical equipment before it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Dorian in 2019, when its remaining hospital beds and most of its medical equipment was destroyed. 
Rand Hospital is the only hospital on Grand Bahama and serves residents of the island (pop. 50,000), two neighboring islands (pop. 20,000) and the more than 600,000 tourists who typically visit the area.  It is those residents and tourists who will most prominently benefit from this project. 
In July 2020, The Rotary Foundation approved a grant proposed by the Rotary Club of Seward, Nebraska and the Rotary Club of Lucaya, Bahamas to provide the hospital with 23 essential pieces of medical equipment, including 18 hospital beds, 2 birthing beds, 2 emergency stretchers, and 1 defibrillator at a cost of $89,280.
Funding came from The World Fund of The Rotary Foundation, our District 5650, Seward Rotary and Lucaya Rotary, with additional donations from the Rotary Clubs of Friend, Lincoln East, Lincoln South and York in Nebraska, and the Rotary Club of Camden-Wyoming in Delaware.
The beds and medical equipment funded by this effort have now been delivered to a renovated hospital, enabling it to provide essential care for the island’s residents and visitors during the pandemic and for years to come. The following link will take you to a video news story from the Bahamas describing the project and the impact it is having. Click Here for the Video of Rotary’s Donation to the Rand Memorial Hospital.
Congratulations to Seward Rotary and the other D5650 clubs involved for supporting such a successful and impactful project!