Improving Emergency Medical Services in the Dominican Republic
Since 2014 we’ve been working with partners in public safety and health agencies from rural and urban communities to improve emergency medical services in the Dominican Republic, including volunteer ambulance services, fire departments, Peace Corps volunteers and the Dominican Red Cross. In that time our Beacon pilot program has grown from a few transfers for complicated childbirths each week, to a 24-7 emergency response network with groups of responders in multiple communities across Puerto Plata and Monte Cristi provinces, providing both prehospital emergency care and inter-facility transfers to a population of nearly 325,000 Dominicans who’d previously had limited access to reliable emergency care and transport.
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|Emergency Incidents (through Dec. 31, 2016)||242||91||44||377|
|Launch Date||April 2015||June 2016||July 2016|
|Patient Transport Vehicles||3||2||2||7|
|Avg. Assign Time||0:02:02||0:04:55||0:05:34||0:02:48|
|Avg. Arrival Time||0:05:20||0:06:03||0:07:50||0:05:06|
|Avg. Total Scene Time||0:09:56||0:06:23||0:09:14||0:09:02|
|Avg. Transport Time||0:27:14||0:13:55||0:02:41||0:26:53|
|Avg. Total Incident Time||0:42:56||0:21:39||0:15:51||0:39:02|
With generous support from:
And a very special thanks to:
The Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation The Henry E. Niles Foundation The Widgeo Point Charitable Foundation