DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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BACKGROUND

Our program in the Dominican Republic started when a Peace Corps Volunteer living in Manzanillo called us up to ask if we had any ambulances to donate. We didn’t have any ambulances to donate, we were sorry to explain, (and for reasons you can read more about here) but we did have a dispatching software called Beacon which might be able to help coordinate the other ambulances and vehicles.

 

Since that first conversation in August 2014, this pilot program has grown from a few transfers for complicated childbirths each week, to a rural emergency response network with groups of responders in multiple communities across Monte Cristi province now trained and connected to our Beacon platform, and providing prehospital emergency care and inter-facility transfers to a population of nearly 75,000 Dominicans who’d previously had limited access to reliable emergency care and transport.

TEAM

Dra. Dianne Dorville
Dra. Dianne Dorville

Country Director

Col. Ramon Soriano
Col. Ramon Soriano

Jefe de Los Bomberos de Manzanillo

Col. Hipolito Capellan
Col. Hipolito Capellan

Jefe de Los Bomberos de Guayubín

Dir. Reynaldo Ortiz
Dir. Reynaldo Ortiz

Director General de Rescate Ámbar

ABOUT
DOMINICAN
REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic

Capital – Santo Domingo

Official languages –  Spanish
Population – 9,445,281

To learn more about emergency medical services on the island, visit the Dominican Republic page along with many other countries in our EMS DATABASE.

INCIDENT CHART
2016 DATA
Metric Manzanillo Monte Cristi Guayubín Totals
Emergency Incidents

(through Dec. 31, 2016)

242 91 44 377
Launch Date April 2015 June 2016 July 2016
Population Coverage 15,000 35,000 20,000 70,000
Core Responders 25 27 22 74
Patient Transport Vehicles 3 2 2 7
Patients Transported 242 40 52 334
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
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SUPPORTERS

With generous support from:

Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic
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And a very special thanks to:

The Bill and Ann Bresnan Foundation
The Henry E. Niles Foundation
The Widgeo Point Charitable Foundation

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