Puerto Rico: Centro Medico Updated Needs List

In Projects by Brother's Brother Foundation

Proposal: Provide laundry carts for Centro Medico

Background: Centro Medico is one of several hospitals that Brother’s Brother Foundation has been supporting 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 was unable to pay the cost to buy them.
Proposal: Provide laundry carts for Centro Medico

Background: Centro Medico is one of several hospitals that Brother’s Brother Foundation has been supporting 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 was unable to pay the cost to buy them.

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Rationale: 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 their carts.

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 carts they have quotes for are intended to last for at least a decade, and possibly more.

Cost: The quote received from Centro Medico on October 1st is $32,600 for 27 laundry carts. There are six different kinds of cart, and the specific need for each has been approved by hospital management and staff.
Rationale: 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 their carts.

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 carts they have quotes for are intended to last for at least a decade, and possibly more.

Cost: The quote received from Centro Medico on October 1st is $32,600 for 27 laundry carts. There are six different kinds of cart, and the specific need for each has been approved by hospital management and staff.