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Mar 19, 2020

Intensifying the fundraising

Greetings Dear Donor. we at the Fundacion Grupo Puntacana can’t tell you how much we appreciate your support. Your donation means the world to us !  

Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of the underserved people  who could be at risk of blindness due to lack of timely ophthalmological care, specially those living at the eastern region of the Dominican Republic

We continue intensifying the fundraising aiming to finish the equipping of the clinic areas and the staffing on the second half of 2020, in order to start offering the outpatient consultations services in the first stage of the project.

We hope to offer surgical services in the second stage of the project, the surgical  equipment needs to be placed anyway even if only the clinical area is finished.

Parallel to these actions, we are making efforts to reach a collaboration agreement with the Dominican government to put the center into operation with local human resources, of which some would be provided by the government.     

Likewise, we are making the customs arrangements to get the taxes exemption  on the importation of the equipment.

As we all know government paperwork often do not go forward as expected due to bureaucracy and political aspects

 We hope to open the center at the end of the year, as soon as it has the equipment, furniture, medical materials and staffing needed to ensure high quality ophthalmological services.

We are together in this and we hope that it will remain so , your support  help make our project possible

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

  Again, thank you very much !

All the best,

Mar 19, 2020

Great start

Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region 

We are very happy and proud to inform you that the Inauguration Ceremony of the  Center for Disabled Children (The only one in the eastern region of the DR) was held in the last December, with the attendance of Mrs. Candy de Medina (the First Lady of the DR), Mrs. Haydee Rainieri (Vice President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana), Mr. Frank Rainieri (President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana) , executives and representatives of Grupo Puntacana (parent company of our Foundation) community leaders, representatives of our partner entities, local authorities among other special invitees.  What an emotional moment !

In addition to the administrative and operational areas, the center offers the following services:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Social work
  • Pediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Nursing Area
  • Physiatry and Nutrition
  • Speech therapy
  • Early Care Therapy
  • Behavioral Intervention Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Family therapy

 In recent months, we have been involved in the staff recruiting, personnel  training and equipping activities. In this regard, specialists from Akron Children’s Hospital taught a workshop on neuropsychology to the medical staff of the center in the last February.

In this first stage, the center is serving the disabled children (0-12 years old) with the basic needed equipment but there are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (audiovisual , electroencephalography, more desktop computers, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

 Please see the pictures attached.

We at Fundación Grupo Puntacana are continually inspired by the generosity of donors like you, who respond  the call to give to those most in need.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Best wishes,

Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony
Early care therapy
Early care therapy
Physical therapy
Physical therapy
waiting area
waiting area
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Mar 17, 2020

Strengthening alliances

Consultation at pediatric center
Consultation at pediatric center

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thank you for your contribution, we are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we have been able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

In the last November representatives of Akron Children’s Hospital (an ally entity our Foundation) visited our pediatric center and had a productive work schedule along with the staff of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana and the personnel of the center.  One of the meetings was leaded by Mrs. Haydée Rainieri (Vice President of Fundación Grupo Puntacana) and Mrs. Grace Wakulchikm (President of Akron Children’s Hospital).

The main objective of their visit was to weigh up the achievements and the new opportunities for collaboration through our inter-institutional alliance (training and internship programs, others) in order to continue contributing to the well-being of children residing in the most disadvantaged communities

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program.

As time goes by, the number of child patients (0-15 year old) belonging to families with limited economic resources increases, meeting the growing demand while maintaining the quality of the medical service is a challenge.

Relevant monthly statistics: More than 1,000 children vaccinated , more than 1, 800 children served in emergency unit, more than 2,000 children served in the out patients consultations  

There are still many needs to meet; we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make it:

  • Missing medical equipment and furniture ( diagnostic sets consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope,  pediatric sphygmomanometers, among others)
  • Periodic staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications (This is essential taking into account the increase in demand)

 Please see the three pictures attached.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

Thank you very much again for your outstanding support

All the best,  

 

Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
 
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