Puerto Rico Funding: Buen Samaritano Hospital

In Projects by Brother's Brother Foundation

Background: San Carlos Health System is a group of hospitals and clinics based out of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the northwest portion of the island. The administrators of the health system have approached BBF about sponsoring 64 mattresses and eight operating tables. The items would go to Buen Samaritano Hospital. Prior to the hurricane, the hospital was a 132-bed facility that saw slightly less than 6,000 patients per year and had 450 employees.

The mattresses would go towards stocking the surgery department, the medicinal area, the emergency room, the intensive care department, and pediatric department, and the main hospital area.
Background: San Carlos Health System is a group of hospitals and clinics based out of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the northwest portion of the island. The administrators of the health system have approached BBF about sponsoring 64 mattresses and eight operating tables. The items would go to Buen Samaritano Hospital. Prior to the hurricane, the hospital was a 132-bed facility that saw slightly less than 6,000 patients per year and had 450 employees.

The mattresses would go towards stocking the surgery department, the medicinal area, the emergency room, the intensive care department, and pediatric department, and the main hospital area.

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Rationale: Buen Samaritano Hospital suffered significant physical damage during the hurricane, forcing it to dispose of much of its equipment and supplies. They currently lack the means to help patients in the area.

The mattresses and operating tables would restore the ability for several departments to continue working.

Cost: Each of the operating tables costs $8500, and the shipping fee from their current location to BBF is $125. The total cost for all eight together is therefore $68,125, plus the cost of shipping of a container to Puerto Rico, which is typically around $6,000. The mattresses are being bought locally on the island, and cost $24,160.65 for 108 mattresses.

Including shipping of the operating tables, the grand total for everything will be $98,285.65.
Rationale: Buen Samaritano Hospital suffered significant physical damage during the hurricane, forcing it to dispose of much of its equipment and supplies. They currently lack the means to help patients in the area.

The mattresses and operating tables would restore the ability for several departments to continue working.

Cost: Each of the operating tables costs $8500, and the shipping fee from their current location to BBF is $125. The total cost for all eight together is therefore $68,125, plus the cost of shipping of a container to Puerto Rico, which is typically around $6,000. The mattresses are being bought locally on the island, and cost $24,160.65 for 108 mattresses.

Including shipping of the operating tables, the grand total for everything will be $98,285.65.