The Foundation recently opened the Oscar de la Renta Pediatric Center, a health facility that will provide free pediatric services to more than 15,000 children who in some of the region’s most vulnerable communities.
The Center is named after Oscar de la Renta, the world-famous Dominican-American fashion designer who always expressed deep concern for the situation of children living in vulnerable conditions.
He lived the last 17 years of his life in Punta Cana.
The project is a joint project sponsored by the Puntacana Group Foundation, the Ministry of Health, Akron Children’s Hospital from the United States and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM).
The Center will have the capacity to treat 50 children and will offer services in outpatient care, family and preventive medicine, laboratory, emergency services, dental services, a pharmacy and ambulance service. It will also be a training center for health sector personnel.