Our History

The hospital is an example and historical evidence of the Galician competition in cooperation with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to provide medical care to the most vulnerable groups of the population. The institution is associated with prominent figures in medicine, culture and science, in particular: Metropolitan of the UGCC Andriy Sheptytsky, who released a plot of land on the side of Svatyaturskaya Hill at the street. P. Skarga, 4 (now Ozarkevich) for the construction of this institution.

This site belonged to the most ancient possession of the Basilian monastery of St. George, which was called Svyatohorskaya Yavorivaya Yavorshchina, which was founded in 1550. It is known that in 1766 there was an old porchy inn with two houses (with rooms), with alks (bedrooms) and sonny Law has 12 houses, among them - the house of a gypsy-smith and a shoemaker. In the II floor XVIII century On the lands of Yavorskii, the Metropolia built a brewery and a residential stone house with an oyster (wing), in which was a shop-shop (made barrels for beer) and a stables with nurseries. This house has been preserved to this day. Brovary was leased by the Jews. In 1854, at the request of Ivan Kolyankovsky, a beer "Bierstube" was added to the "Brauhaus" brewery, and he received a conscription. №81 2/4, and a dwelling house with a workshop "Wohnhaus" - a conscription. № 82 2/4. In 1867, when the brewery was built, the cobbled ice (built by Scheblovsky, architect Yakov Shvedzitsky) was built. Since 1879 the street began to be called Pivovarskaya. In 1884 the dwelling house was reconstructed: they lifted the walls and made a new roof with a tiled roof, in the officina instead of a stable they arranged the composition of the wood. 1885 g. Pivovarskaya called the street. P. Complaints, although the brewery functioned until 1903

Under the chariot immediately decided to adapt the existing dwelling house, which comes from the second floor. XVIII centuries.

The idea of ​​creating a kind of hospital was founded in 1902. The initiator - the famous physician Yevhen Ozarkevich, whose appeal was responded by Ukrainian public associations and organizations, figures of medicine, science, culture, lawyers, priests: Dr. Petr Sushkevich, Dr. Lev Kossak, dr . Schasnyy Selsky, dr. Anton Khomyn, dr. Sofia Moraczewski and others. Michael Kotsyuba, kryloshany fathers Bohdan Pyurko and John Chapelsky, catechists Father Ivan ryadovichy lawyers Kost Levitsky and Osip Onyszkiewicz, officials Michael Pavlyshak and Michael Hlydzhuk, member Meshchansky brotherhood Michael Pavlisha and others.

At the general meeting of the founders of the Society, the doctors-ambulances in January 1903, the institution was given the name "Narodnaya Litchynya", adopted the charter of the People's Republican Society - and sent it for approval to the Austro-Hungarian Provincial Office in Lviv.

At the beginning of 1904, Ukrainian hospitals were opened by the efforts and donations of the public.

The Director of the People's Litany Dr. Evgen Ozarkevich invited the famous Ukrainian architect, builder and entrepreneur Ivan Levynsky to develop a reconstruction project (approved on May 12, 1903), according to which the living room of this house was arranged its own fig leaf, and officinal remained in storage.

In 1904 Narodnaya Lichnitsya already has 4 polyclinic departments: internist and pediatric (doctors E. Ozarkevich and M. Vakhnyanin), surgical (other R. Baronch, and later - Dr. M. Bilchik and Dr. Wolf), oculistics (other M. Hrushkevich) and gynecological (other S. Morachevsky and others Brayter).

In 1905 a dermatological department was established (Dr. Levko Chachkovsky), and somewhat later - an ear (other Zabolotsky).

During the First World War, most of the doctors of the National Lichnitsy were mobilized into the army. On the basis of Lychnitsa, the Russian occupation forces formed a small military hospital, and, with a retreat from Lviv, took equipment, tools and linen with them. Dr. E. Ozarkevich attempted to "resuscitate" Lychnitsy, but due to illness he failed (died on September 22, 1916 in Vienna). After the death of E. Ozarkevich, the director became Dr. Bronislav Ovcharsky, and Dr. Safiyan, Dr. Brayter and others, Sylvester Draimalik, worked with him.

After the war, the bishop Y. Botsyan (1918-1919) became the director of the People's Litany, followed by the prelate L. Kunytsky (1919 - 1921). They and their successors - well-known doctors and public figures (S. Dremalik, M. Vakhnyanin, I. Kurovets) improved the material and technical base of the institution, were attracted to work on a voluntary basis or for the symbolic payment of the best Ukrainian doctors and medical students.

In April 1922, they introduced amendments to the charter of the People's Republic, which, in addition to outpatient treatment, allowed the hospital to be opened.

In April 1922, they introduced amendments to the charter of the People's Republic, which, in addition to outpatient treatment, allowed the hospital to be opened.

From 1924 until the death (May 13, 1931), the director of the People's Lichnitsy was an indefatigable implementer of the construction of the in-house of the People's Hospital Dr. Ivan Kurovets. By his death, Dr. Tyt - Evgeni Burakchinsky was the director of the Narodnaya Lichnitsy.

Lychnitsy also continued to assist outpatient patients. After the war, on the initiative of the Society for the Protection of Young People in Lichnitsa, there was the Advent Mothers. Subsequently, thanks to the Metropolitan's sacrifice, the Council received a separate room on the street. Khodorovsky, 12.

Every year, the popularity of the ambulance clinic among the population of Galicia grew. The number of patients who applied for help has steadily increased. Annual reports show the number of visits: 1920 - 6 307 patients, 1926 - 19 191 patients, 1930 - 25 276 patients, 1938 - 41 044 patients. Unique Ukrainian Lichnitsy has gained authority and popularity in Galicia not only among Ukrainians, but also among representatives of other nations, the percentage of which among the patients of the People's Lichnitsy reached forty. Therefore, there was an urgent need to build a high-grade hospital.

In 1929, a gathering of intellectuals, representatives of public organizations in Galicia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of A. Sheptytsky's stay on the Metropolitan's throne, decided that the construction of the hospital of his name would be best served by the Metropolitan.

The plan of the hospital was made by the famous Lviv architect Yevhen Nagirnyi. On September 14, 1930, under construction of an engineer-architect Alexander Pezhansky construction began. The cornerstone is laid and consecrated on the same day.

An appeal to the donations for the construction of a new hospital found a great echo among the Ukrainian community. An initiative committee led by Bishop Ivan Buchka was founded. The active work of the Committee was endorsed by the fact that over 4 years (1930-1933 gg.) 150,000 zlotys were collected. Donations came from everywhere, including from abroad: USA, Canada. Five thousand US dollars donated to the construction of Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky. In the postwar period, patients who were able to pay the minimum monetary datas that supported the construction fund.

The construction and equipment of the hospital lasted until 1937. It was spent $ 700,000.

For the selection of medical personnel at the end of 1937, a qualification commission was set up consisting of Doctor Maxim Muzyky (at that time, chairman of the ULT), director of the Polyclinic "Narodnaya Lichnitsya" of Tita-Yevhen Burakynsky, Doctor L. Maksimonka and Dr. O. Podolinsky, who on a competitive basis, appointed interns and heads of departments. At that time, the following departments worked at the Hospital:

  • Obstetric and gynecological for 22 beds under the supervision of Dr. Alexander Podolinsky, assistant - Galina Noskovskaya. It was located on the 3rd floor, had 22 beds for women and a 12-bed room for babies. A little later, a pediatric department under the direction of Dr. Osip Filas was created;
  • surgical for 30 beds under the supervision of Dr. Tita-Yevhen Burakynsky; The assistants were Dr. Yarema Malis (Senior Assistant and Emergency Surgeon) and Dr. Nikolai Popovich. Subsequently, at the surgical department, an otolaryngologist (Dr. Illia Fedeyko) and a urologist (Dr. Bohdan Andriy Makarushka) were organized. It was located on the 2nd floor;
  • three internal units for 36 beds, among them male, led by Dr. Maryan Punchyshyn, female, under the direction of Dr. Yaroslav Ginilevich and breast diseases under the ordination of Dr. Vasyl Kashubinsky; Doctors Roman Krupko, Roman Osinchuk and Bogdan Teslyuk worked as assistants. A little later, a neurological department under the supervision of Dr. Narcyza Lukyanovich was organized;
  • Eye Unit for 8 beds located on the 1st floor under the guidance of Dr. Leontius Maximonka under the auspices of Dr. Mikhail Saykevych.

Permission to open a hospital was born literally in torment. Finally, after all the requirements of the Sanitary Committees of the Voivodship have been fulfilled (ventilation enhancement, separation of septic chambers in the gynecological department and the equipment of the bomb shelters, etc.), only in April 1938 the consecration of the Ukrainian Hospital took place. On April 10, Bishop Ivan Buchko in the ministry of Fr. Mitra Yulian Dzerovych and Fr. Semchishin completed the blessing of the Hospital. Given the disease, the Metropolitan could not take personal participation in the sanctification, but sent a blessing letter to the participants of the feast:

"It is necessary to express the joy that we have come to accomplish this good deed and that there is a cell for all who suffer, regardless of their national and religious affiliation. We must rejoice that young doctors will get Workbench and Studio.

All Ukrainian institutions are a big deal. And it was not easy to move the hospital "Narodnaya Lichnitsya". The longer the foundations are, the longer they are built.

My original wish was that the hospital should be called St. Jehoshaphat and only at the request of the citizens involved in this case, in particular the n. C. Doctors, I agreed to give the hospital a firm on its own behalf.

I wish you the best of luck in the way that will serve all Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians and I bless all those who worked on this movement, I will pray to the Lord with my prayers to have a Ukrainian hospital in her ward.

February 1, 1938 + Andrew

The director of the hospital was Tit-Evgeni Burakynsky, his deputy was Dr. Oleksandr Podolinsky, and the administrator was V. Pashkevich. Household care was in the hands of sisters of the congregation of St. Vincent This conglomeration handed over to the hospital the laundry and money dent, totaling about 60,000 zlotys. The rector, the sister of Alicia Poppe - the Flemish, together with the director and his deputy, conducted all administrative affairs and led the box office to the Hospital. By 1939 there were 15 sisters who served 120 patients.

April 11, 1938, the first surgical patients were taken, which were performed the next day.

As long as the hospital is open, the number of outpatient patients has increased significantly. Increased load on the X-ray department, analytical laboratory, and the premises of these services were limited. The monks of the Student Charter came to the aid. The studio building next to the Hospital gradually switched to its use. Knowing the needs of Ukrainian doctors and their wards, the Fathers gradually transferred the monastery's premises to the premises of the therapeutic, surgical, pediatric, neurological and dental offices, the analytical laboratory (4 rooms), and finally for the room radiotherapy.

On July 5, 1938, the Holy Assumption Lavra of the Student Charter in Unive ordered the Siemens Therapeutic Apparatus of the newest model, with all the components, worth 33,000 zlotys. The X-ray machine represented the last word of technology at that time. It had a double cooling of the tube (oil and secondary-water), automation that switched off the high voltage with insufficient intercourse of the coolant. Correspondence is maintained on this subject, as well as a protocol for testing and receiving equipment signed by Dr. Yaroslava Kryshtalskaya from the Hospital, Father Johan Peters (from the Studios) and a representative of the firm Siemens Ing. Andrew Dragomiretsky.

The war came to Lviv in September 1939. After the German bombing of the railway yard to the hospital, the first injured. In the following months, the wounded from Yavoriv, ​​Yanivska, Horodotska and other hospitals were brought to the surgical department. Even when Lviv occupied the Red Army, wounded Polish servicemen were treated in the hospital.

In October 1939, the Bolshevik authorities appointed the People's Hierarchy, as the newest and best-equipped hospital in Lviv, for the treatment of the party nomenklatura, commanders of the Red Army, officers of the NKVD and their families. The number of hospital beds was reduced to 60. In May 1940, the chapel was abolished (an older midwife lived in it). Many physicians were dismissed from work, and they also fired all the sisters-wreaths. In 1941, sisters returned to work in the hospital, but already in civilian clothes.

During the war, the status of the Hospital was restored. The director was again Tit-Evgeniy Burakynsky, his deputy Dr. I. Fedyako combines the administration with the surgical department, the internal department was headed by Dr. Alexander Barvinsky, and later he was replaced by Dr. Vasyl Karhut. The chapel was again blessed, in which the bust of Metropolitan Andrey was installed. Chaplain was about Ivan Cats.

In 1944, after the elimination of the Greek Catholic Church, the People's Hierarchy was transformed into a 3rd city hospital, with the preservation of old medical personnel, which also included nuns. The occupying Soviet government understood their exceptional sacrifice and "closed their eyes" to the ideological discrepancy.

For the past 48 years, the 3rd city hospital and its out-patient department have been operating.

With the establishment of Ukraine's independence in January 1992, Narodnaya Lichnitsy again regained its status as the first non-governmental hospital in Ukraine "Ukrainian Hospital named after Metropolitan A. Sheptytsky".

On June 6, 1994, the Hospital was transferred to the property of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

Since July 1995, because of the lack of funds, the Hospital operates in day-care facilities.

Metropolitan Andriy Sheptytsky's (memorial Roman Petruk) memorial plaque was placed on the facade in 2000.

According to the decision of the Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar from April 2001, the International Charitable Foundation "Caritas Ukraine" assumed responsibility for the further development of the Hospital and ensured its stable financing. The hospital was involved in Caritas's project "Attorney at home", according to which about 200 single and sick patients in Lviv were provided with care.

In 2007, the Hospital was recognized as the winner of the Philanthropist of the Year National Competition in Lviv Oblast.

In 2013, the Hospital again became governor of the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

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