- The President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernandez Reyna, along with other important personalities, assisted the inauguration of the new hospital expansion.
- This new addition to the Maternity Hospital will increase the capacity of the existing hospital and provide excellent maternity health services to the Dominican population.
Dominican Republic (February 22, 2012) - The inauguration of the San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternity Hospital will take place today, assisted by various important personalities in the country, including the President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernandez Reyna.
The Government of the Dominican Republic, through the Ministry of Pubic Health (MISPAS), intervened in 2010 in order to complete a slow addition to the hospital that had taken more than 14 years; awarding a new contract to complete the hospital to IBT Group.
About the new San Lorenzo de Los Mina Maternity Hospital
Opening its door in 1974 as a general hospital, it was transformed into a maternity hospital due to the explosive demographic growth. Today, the hospital registers approximately 18,000 births and 96,000 patients a year. Every day, approximately 50 children are born and during high demand periods, capacity can reach above 98 percent.
The construction and equipment of the new addition counts with a three story structure, which will increase the hospitalization capacity and provide excellent maternity services to the Dominican population.
The hospital addition includes a first floor that will expand the capacity of consult offices from 14 to 32; a second floor for pre-delivery, delivery, and surgeries; and a third floor with a surgical block and intensive care units.
The hospital includes 9 operating rooms, gyno-obstetric surgery with laparoscopy, gynecological surgeries, general and dilation surgery; 10 beds for recovery and neonatal reanimation, 15 beds for delivery, 11 beds for pre-delivery, and monitoring equipment.
Thanks to a wide range of experience in the hospital industry, IBT Group was capable of installing the necessary equipment for the local population, utilizing the latest in modern medical equipment.
According to the president of IBT Group, Mr. Jose Ramon Brea Gonzalez: "Once again we say thank you to the government, especially President Dr. Leonel Fernandez Reyna and the Minister of Health, Dr. Bautista Rojas Gomez, for the opportunity to take part in this project of great social impact. We would also like to thank all our personnel and contractors, who have collaborated directly and indirectly in this addition, in order to be able to comply with this extraordinary challenge on time and within budget."
Mr. Brea added: "With this addition, delayed for more than 14 years, IBT Group assumed an important commitment, finishing this important and needed addition to the existing maternity hospital in less than 2 years."
With the culmination of this project, the commitment of IBT Group to social wellbeing, progress, local development, and the protection of our natural environment remains our primary mission.
About IBT Group
IBT Group is a multinational group of companies that specialize in the development of public works and the integration of construction equipment projects for public and private institutions. With headquarters in Miami, Florida and local offices in various cities throughout the world, IBT Group and its subsidiaries develop integrated projects in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe in industries such as infrastructure, construction, healthcare, education, safety, telecommunications, and transportation.
For more information, please visit: www.ibtgroup.com.