Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital JOOTRH

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Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital(JOOTRH) has excelled in medical expertise and services provision and has deservedly earned recognition throughout East Africa and beyond as an advanced diagnostic, treatment and referral centre. Expansive investment in latest technology and medical equipment has enabled us establish leadership in medical procedures both in Kenya and outside.We take pride in our highly qualified professionals who deliver our mission everyday, translating their knowledge and expertise to internationally compliant practices in healthcare provision. Courtesy, consideration and unreserved respect towards our patients' privacy, dignity and confidentiality has time and again helped us earn their trust and goodwill. Our dedicated nursing staff provides professional care within a friendly and comfortable environment, ensuring that being in hospital is a more pleasurable and less anxious time for our patients and their families.


Achieve high quality nursing and midwifery services which are accessible and acceptable to populations and are being delivered by empowered nurses.


Promote wellness, prevent illness, alleviate suffering, restore health, prolong life and ensure peaceful, dignified and pain-free death.


To provide high quality nursing services to all people irrespective of age, colour, creed, gender, economic status, ethnicity and political affiliation and in accordance with the existing laws, rules, regulations and policy guidelines.

Core values:

Caring: Promoting healing and giving hope by reaching out to those who are vulnerable and in response to their human suffering.


Respecting the dignity and morals of every person without conditions or limitations and be committed to truth telling, honesty and transparency.


Recognizing the uniqueness and differences among individual patients’ rights and welfare.

Social justice:

Defending and advocating for individual patients rights welfare.


Creating and implementing change through transformative strategies.


  1. Application of best practices.
  2. Research for evidence- based nursing practice.
  3. Promotion of nurse-patient healing relationship.
  4. Provision of individualized quality nursing care.
  5. Fostering teamwork approach to care.
  6. Quality care.
  7. Consistency with professional standards, ethics and responsibilities.
  8. Enhancement of nursing skills, knowledge and attitude for quality care.
  9. Application of expert, creative, reflective and critical thinking for continuous improvement.

Our Obligations:

  1. Create a safe and healing environment for patient care.
  2. Protect patient confidentiality and privacy.
  3. Promote patients’ welfare and rights through multidisciplinary approaches.
  4. Make ethical and moral decisions on patient care.
  5. Provide and promote needed experts in nursing care for both the sick and the well.
  6. Manage resources efficiently and facilitate accessibility and utilization.
  7. Provide high quality nursing services.

Our Core Functions:

  1. Give holistic nursing care to patients and clients through multidisciplinary approach.
  2. Assess actual or potential health needs of individuals, families and communities.
  3. Assess, plan, implement and emulate nursing care through nursing process.



Contact Us

P O BOX 849-40100 KISUMU

map (057) 2020801/3/ & 2020321