Local November 22, 2011 | 7:10 am

Fernandez lauds Central Romana on new RD$1.2B high tech hospital

La Romana, Dominican Republic. – President Leonel Fernandez and the heads of Central Romana Corporation (CR), Dominican Republic’s leading sugar producer, on Monday inaugurated its modern medical center, built at a cost of more than RD$1.2 billion, featuring leading edge technology equipment.

In the keynote speech, Central Romana CEO Alfonso (Alfy) Fanjul said the new medical center will provide services to its employees, relatives and residents of La Romana and other towns of the East region. “It will serve the best purposes of medicine and benefit for all our workers, their relatives and the community in general”

He said from its beginnings Central Romana provides health services and assistance to its employees, noting that the hospital will attend patients of the Basic Health Plan. “We’ve neither scrimped resources nor efforts to provide the highest medical tech and trained human personnel which work for the health of the patients.”

Among the services which three story, 84 bed facility figure private and semi-private rooms, four surgery salons with latest generation technology, including an intelligent operating room for general and laparoscopic surgery; two intensive care and coronary units with telemetry for continuous monitoring; a burn unit with an immersion tub; gynecology and obstetrics, labs, emergency area, elevators and a heliport.

Impressed and proud

After touring the new facilities Fernandez said he was “impressed with this new hospital” and congratulated CR’s executives. “That is perfectly a hospital of a category which can be found in the United States or Europe.”

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