Hôpital Bon Samaritain (HBS), a full service hospital with outreach programs, is situated in the river valley of Limbé, Haiti. Haiti occupies the western half of the tropical island of Hispaniola, found 600 miles southeast of Florida in the Caribbean. Surrounded by mountains in all directions, Limbé, a main crossroad and market town, is located about 80 feet above sea level, some 12 miles inland off the North coast of Haiti. About 35,000 people populate the town, with another 500,000 in the surrounding area. The Limbé River is one of the principal rivers flowing north into the Atlantic Ocean. Cap Haitian, Haiti's second largest city, is 18 miles northeast and the capital, Port-au-Prince, is 140 miles south.