The Punta Cana Medical Center, a member of the Rescue Group, received the Canadian ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Shauna Hemingway, after achieving the Qmentum International-Accreditation Canada program.
With the purpose of knowing the facilities of the first third-level hospital center to be accredited in the country, the ambassador was guided by the managers among the various areas such as the new tower of the Professional Outpatient Building, emergency unit, Intensive Care Unit, laboratory and imaging area, and highlighted the institution’s medical response capacity to any emergency and evidenced the personalized service offered to foreign patients in their language through the international department, Rescue Concierge.
The diplomat congratulated the health center for obtaining such international accreditation.
The ambassador remarked:
“There is no greater priority for Canada in the Dominican Republic than the welfare of the hundreds of thousands of our citizens who visit the country every year. I am very happy that the Canadian health system, our rules, and practices have served in the constant search for high-quality service from Punta Cana Medical Center, both for the benefit of Canadian visitors and for Dominican residents and citizen”.
The managers explained during the visit of the diplomat that each collaborator of the center is committed to working along international standards criteria, which are governed in two main strategic axes defined in their mission; the quality and safety of patients, collaborators and the community, in order to establish themselves to those who come in search of their services.
Such international recognition obtained through the fulfillment of the Qmentum International-Accreditation Canada program has allowed the Punta Cana Medical Center to position itself nationally and internationally and in turn strengthen the country brand.
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Currently, the Dominican Republic receives around * 892,000 Canadian tourists *, who enjoy the radiant sun, beaches and the great biodiversity of the wonderful country.
The health center works daily to promote quality, safety, and commitment to each of its patients, offering the Bávaro-Punta Cana area with responsive medical care guided by international standards, reaffirming the trust of the local and international community of those who visit the tourist destination.
This accreditation offers a high-value alternative for the health tourism initiative in development. In that sense, it is an important support in the harmonic growth of the whole country.
The directors of the center highlighted the responsibility of maintaining this guarantee, since it is only the beginning of a new stage, in which they have decided to systematically adopt the continuous improvement.
The meeting took place in the second phase of the Sanitary City of the Punta Cana Medical Center, where the Ambassador, Shauna Hemingway, was received by the directors of the health center among them; the Director of Quality, Efficiency and Technology, Santiago Roca, Medical Director, Dr. Álbida De León, Administrative Director, José Arturo Redondo and Director of Corporate Sales, Irma Mojica.
*Central Bank of the Dominican Republic