HOSPITAL ORTOPEDICO INFANTIL
In order to combat disability and sequels of Poliomyelitis, Don Eugenio Mendoza Goiticoa created the Venezuelan Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1942. Product of this initiative, and with other entrepreneurs collaboration, in 1945 they built its most significant work: The Hospital Antipoliomielítico de Caracas, with the mission of serving the most vulnerable children affected by polio.
Around 1956, the Hospital changed its name to Hospital Ortopédico Infantil, with a capacity for 110 beds and expanded its service coverage to polio sequelae and neuromuscular system. Currently, the Hospital provides care services in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and many other fields.
Another great achievement is that it has a workshop of orthopedics and shoe, highly technical and specialized, in which are made all those mechanical aids for patients, as well as prostheses, splints, corsets, wheelchairs, etc.
The hospital has likewise a unit of dental specialty that consists in 20 workstations; equipped with computers with the most advanced technology, where work renowned professionals from different disciplines, allowing the hospital to provide service through preventive and curative programs for children, adolescents and adults.
I LOVE VENEZUELA FOUNDATION - CONTRIBUTION
SCOPE: Provided funds designated to budget for acquisition of medical equipments
PERIOD: Started in 2014 to continue
STATUS: On going
IN KIND CONTRIBUTIONS: Special treatment beds (2) & monitors (2)
During the year 2011,
265,755 PATIENTS WERE TREATED AND 8,131 SURGICAL PROCEDURES WERE PERFORMED