Puerto Rico: Centro Medico Updated Needs List

In Projectsby Brother's Brother Foundation

Centro Medico is one of several hospitals that Brother’s Brother Foundation has supported in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria last fall. The hospital has received portions of three containers in the past year.

BBF staff visited Centro Medico during the most recent trip to Puerto Rico. During a meeting with Centro Medico management, it was made clear that the hospital system needed new laundry carts. The poor condition of their current equipment means that contagion and spread of disease is more likely. Centro Medico staff already had quotes for laundry carts but were unable to pay the cost to buy them.
Centro Medico is one of several hospitals that Brother’s Brother Foundation has supported in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria last fall. The hospital has received portions of three containers in the past year.

BBF staff visited Centro Medico during the most recent trip to Puerto Rico. During a meeting with Centro Medico management, it was made clear that the hospital system needed new laundry carts. The poor condition of their current equipment means that contagion and spread of disease is more likely. Centro Medico staff already had quotes for laundry carts but were unable to pay the cost to buy them.

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The carts Centro Medico are using today are wooden, meaning it is more difficult to sanitize them. Additionally, the carts are not up to code, so there may be legal consequences for Centro Medico if they do not change them.

This appears to be the most pressing issue for Centro Medico. Poor disease prevention undoes some of the medical work they are doing by increasing contagions, and the hospital is worried that they may be fined for their lack of updated carts. The improved carts, however, will be more sanitary and have a lifespan of at least a decade, if not more.
The carts Centro Medico are using today are wooden, meaning it is more difficult to sanitize them. Additionally, the carts are not up to code, so there may be legal consequences for Centro Medico if they do not change them.

This appears to be the most pressing issue for Centro Medico. Poor disease prevention undoes some of the medical work they are doing by increasing contagions, and the hospital is worried that they may be fined for their lack of updated carts. The improved carts, however, will be more sanitary and have a lifespan of at least a decade, if not more.