Mattress Needs in Puerto Rico

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The three hospital partners of BBF in Puerto Rico have all described a need for new mattresses. After getting quotes from DRE, KMA, and locally in Puerto Rico, the numbers below reflect the lowest and most appropriate quotes. The regular, bariatric, and OB-GYN mattresses are locally sourced in Puerto Rico from a group called G-Med Products. The Critical Care mattresses are from KMA. Centro Medico has attested as to the quality of the Puerto Rico-made mattresses.
The three hospital partners of BBF in Puerto Rico have all described a need for new mattresses. After getting quotes from DRE, KMA, and locally in Puerto Rico, the numbers below reflect the lowest and most appropriate quotes. The regular, bariatric, and OB-GYN mattresses are locally sourced in Puerto Rico from a group called G-Med Products. The Critical Care mattresses are from KMA. Centro Medico has attested as to the quality of the Puerto Rico-made mattresses.

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Justification from hospitals: San Juan “has not had new mattresses purchased since 2013”, and Centro Medico “has not had new mattresses since 2016”. They “currently have no replacements for deteriorated or broken mattresses. As a measure of infection control, the hospitals cannot have mattresses with even minor damaged components, because of the risks of accumulation of dirt, liquid and bacteria in the openings”. (Taken from direct quotes from San Juan and Centro Medico.)

Description of Hospitals: San Juan: A 200-bed hospital located in the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan. On average they serve about 27,000 patients per month. They have multiple wings in the hospital and provide a wide variety of services. In addition to the main hospital, they also have five clinics and health centers in the area. Ponce Medical School Foundation: Has its own medical area, but primarily serves as a hub for distribution and logistical support to other healthcare facilities in the South. In particular, has been highly focused on recovery from the most recent hurricane season. They work with multiple hospitals (most with over 100 beds), in addition to also working with smaller clinics. Centro Medico: The island’s largest hospital, located in San Juan, with multiple wings and services provided. They were one of the more critical hospitals in the aftermath of Maria.
Justification from hospitals: San Juan “has not had new mattresses purchased since 2013”, and Centro Medico “has not had new mattresses since 2016”. They “currently have no replacements for deteriorated or broken mattresses. As a measure of infection control, the hospitals cannot have mattresses with even minor damaged components, because of the risks of accumulation of dirt, liquid and bacteria in the openings”. (Taken from direct quotes from San Juan and Centro Medico.)

Description of Hospitals: San Juan: A 200-bed hospital located in the capital and largest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan. On average they serve about 27,000 patients per month. They have multiple wings in the hospital and provide a wide variety of services. In addition to the main hospital, they also have five clinics and health centers in the area. Ponce Medical School Foundation: Has its own medical area, but primarily serves as a hub for distribution and logistical support to other healthcare facilities in the South. In particular, has been highly focused on recovery from the most recent hurricane season. They work with multiple hospitals (most with over 100 beds), in addition to also working with smaller clinics. Centro Medico: The island’s largest hospital, located in San Juan, with multiple wings and services provided. They were one of the more critical hospitals in the aftermath of Maria.