Holding an MD, a PhD in sociology, and an MSW, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough has used her extensive training to treat patients and teach students in the field. In addition to serving others through her professional work, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough has contributed to numerous charitable causes, including a Hope for Haiti Foundation initiative to build and equip medical clinics in the rural village of Gandou.
The Gandou Clinic opened on October 10, 2012, during a ceremony attended by around 150 guests, including members of the Haiti Ministry of Health and the city commissioner. The opening ceremony honored two leaders from the Gandou District who were instrumental in launching the clinic. Brenice Israel and Pastor Carniere Joseph donated the land where the clinic was built and helped to attract volunteers to the project. In the clinic’s initial days, doctors were treating more than 50 patients each day, providing much-needed services to the community.