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Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines Celebrates Seven Years of Impact

Mrs. Jo Bautista (left) from Sacred Harvest Foundation receives a bouquet of flowers from CUREkid Ereanne with Rose Baco, Director of Hospital and Field Work Operation (right)





The Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines, has become a source of hope and healing for thousands of people. Now seven years old, the hospital has earned a record of impact that is truly worthy of celebration.

An anniversary event was recently held at Tebow CURE to celebrate the staff and medical professionals for completing seven years of outstanding service to Filipino children. In addition to leaders from Smile Train, Seeds of Dignity, and other local partners and donors, the event was made exceptionally special by a couple of visitors: Demi-Leigh Tebow (wife of Tim Tebow and Miss Universe 2017) and the newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines.

Demi-Leigh Tebow speaks at the Tebow CURE Hospital 7th Anniversary Luncheon

“Happy 7th Anniversary to the Tebow CURE Hospital! I am so incredibly thankful to be a part of this milestone celebration and to have had my honored guest, the newly crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2022 join us,” Demi-Leigh stated. “I’m so grateful that I got to spend time with the sweet children and amazing staff in Davao City.”

Tebow CURE has delivered excellent medical care and thoughtful ministry to the children of the Philippines. In 2020, the hospital was selected from 89 hospitals in 16 countries to receive the ‘Excellence Award for Community Involvement’ at the Hospital Management Asia Awards. 

Equally astounding are the medical results of the past seven years: 5,025 surgical procedures performed on children with treatable conditions like clubfoot, cleft lip and palate, and disabilities resulting from chronic burn contractures. In a typical year, more than 1,000 life-changing reconstructive plastic and orthopedic surgeries are performed. 

CURE leverages its locations and expertise in under-resourced countries to help expand access to healthcare. Over the past seven years, Tebow CURE has trained more than 290 health professionals. Through training, CURE’s reach is extended, creating more access to surgery for more children in need. Most importantly, the hospital stewards its platform to share the love and hope of Jesus with patients, parents, and the communities it serves. 

“We have accomplished so much in the past seven years, and by the grace of God, we look forward to many more years of collaboration with our partners to benefit the children of the Philippines. Tebow CURE’s potential to serve even more children with medical excellence and the opportunity to reach families and communities with the good news of the Gospel has only just begun.” shared Peter Cowles, Executive Director of Tebow CURE Hospital.

Peter Cowles, Executive Director of Tebow CURE Hospital speaks at the 7th Anniversary lunch

Strategically located in Davao City, the hospital has 30 beds and three operating rooms. The partnership between CURE and the Tim Tebow Foundation that started with this hospital has recently expanded to include a new children’s ward at CURE Zimbabwe. Both organizations share a common mission for serving children with profound medical conditions and greatly benefit from working together to reach more in need.

A grand opening celebration for Tebow CURE Philippines occurred on May 1, 2015, when people from CURE International, the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Sacred Harvest Foundation, the City of Davao, the U.S. Embassy, USAID, and the Philippines Department of Health gathered to celebrate the promising future of the hospital. We now know they had every reason to be optimistic about the potential for this hospital.