Industrial kitchen designed and built by IBT of Miami lands hospital certification

IBT of Miami’s quality design and construction of a pediatric hospital in the Dominican Republic laid the foundation for the certification of its kitchen for food safety and sanitation.

IBT is honored to contribute to the fabric of the Dominican Republic community by bringing the Dr. Hugo Mendoza Pediatric Hospital in Santo Domingo from design and construction into a turnkey building ready to use. Everything was meticulously planned to provide the best possible pediatric care. Since its inauguration in 2013, we are proud the hospital repeatedly receives recognition for exceptional quality,” said Daniel Toledano, managing director of IBT of Miami.

The Dominican Republic’s Presidential Offices of Information Technology and Communications (OPTIC) recognized the hospital for exceptional health and safety in food handling in a health-care environment. Among other awards, the four-story pediatric hospital holds the National Award for Quality granted by the Ministry of Public Administration.

The pediatric hospital is one of four hospitals in the “City of Health” complex built by IBT in the city of Santo Domingo. The Dr. Ney Arias Lora Traumatology Hospital nearby in the complex was one of only five hospitals in the Dominican Republic to be ranked on the most recent HospiRank list of best equipped hospitals in Latin America.

The hospital, with 190 beds in single and double rooms, is equipped with specialized pediatric equipment, operating rooms, an emergency room, medical offices, intensive care units, support services, and amenities.

IBT is a business group specialized in the development of public works, implementation of construction projects and equipment for public institutions. Its comprehensive solutions range from engineering, studies, design and construction, to the sale, delivery and installation of equipment with subsequent training, maintenance and operation. More than 30 years of global experience in the construction world supports the solidity and technical knowledge of IBT, allowing the company to offer the highest quality standards for each project, contribute to development and progress, and respect the environment in a framework of constant innovation. Its headquarters is in Miami in addition to permanent local offices on four continents. The group's staff comprises more than 4,500 employees. For more information, visit

The news is that the hospital has received certification, not IBT. That said, you can get it thanks to the design and construction that IBT did. They explain it in this paragraph: "Structure and sanitation of the kitchen Hugo Mendoza's kitchen has separate areas for proper storage, hygiene of products, cooking of food, disinfection of dishes and other utensils used in the process. It also has a protocol to receive food depending on its classification, in the case of food and vegetables a pre-wash is carried out and non-perishable, sheathed or canned, are disinfected with chlorine dioxide before being taken to the warehouse and placed according to its preservation temperature. The hospital has a water purification system for the preparation of food, which avoids the manipulation of bottles. "