Case Study

Doctors' Center Hospital

Doctors’ Center Hospital was founded in 1959 by Dr. Pedro Blanco and Dr. Antonio Abreu at the Municipality of Manatí. Since its establishment, the organization has grown to a total of 4 hospitals and 2 ambulatory clinics in key locations around the island servicing hundreds of patients in need daily.

Massive Reductions at Each Facility

2014: 1,265,827 lbs / yr.
2018: 186,000 lbs / yr.

2014: 1,265,827 lbs / yr.
2018: 186,000 lbs / yr.

2014: 1,265,827 lbs / yr.
2018: 186,000 lbs / yr.

2014: 1,265,827 lbs / yr.
2018: 186,000 lbs / yr.

Total Results

Sustainability

As an island, Puerto Rico faces unique environmental challenges to manage their resources and operate efficiently, specifically when it comes to energy and waste. In recent years these challenges have grown exponentially as landfills are out of compliance and capacity, and the infrastructure does not meet energy needs. Organizations and residents must find ways to address these issues in order to maintain stability in a rapidly changing environment. The effects of natural disaster (hurricane Maria) has only increased the pressure and rate of decay.

Culture Change

Doctors Center Hospital recognizes these challenges and the importance of creating a more sustainable system on the island. Over the past 4 years, Doctors has partnered with Antos Environmental to analyze and effect their operational efficiency and take action on environmental initiatives to improve as a leading healthcare organization. Antos worked with administrators to change policy, set new protocols and worked with staff directly via an educational campaign to ensure program competency. The outcome has produced stunning results, as the organization has decreased their overall waste output dramatically and continues to evaluate new ways to innovate.