Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: Banesco’s CSR in Maracaibo
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Banesco Banco Universal, leaded by Juan Carlos Escotet, has given more than Bs. 2 million to activate projects presented by the Hospital of Pediatrics in Maracaibo. The hospital is a public health center that provides care to thousands of children from Zulia state as well as from nearby states.
This March 2, a plaque in appreciation for the support of the financial institution was unveiled in the hospital in order to thank for the construction of the extension in the waiting room of the Oncology Unit.
The bank specifically invested Bs. 1,729,584.42 for the renovation and expansion of the waiting room hospital, which is one of its social allies. This is the main medical center for children in the region. The Hospital’s Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation serves an average of 1,500 children per month, while the daily average of patients seen in specialized consultation is more than 600 patients.
In the act of unveiling the plaque in recognition of the contributions of Banesco, Miguel Angel Marcano, chief executive of Banesco; Dr. Richard Hill, president of the Hospital of Pediatrics Foundation; Janet Perozo Bermudez, president of the Society of Friends of the Hospital of Pediatrics; and directors of the bank were present.
In 2014, the Children’s Specialties Foundation postulated the project “Adjustment of the third floor of hospitalization intended to the Oncology Unit” in the Banesco’s Participatory Budget in Maracaibo. They received the approved amount of Bs. 35,765.16 for this project thanks to Banesco.
That same year the Society of Friends of Children’s Specialties (a non-profit corporation created to collaborate with the development, promotion and protection of the hospital, as well as to ensure the continuity of management model in the administration of the institution) postulated the project “Purchases of furniture in the Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Hospital.” The proposal received the approval from Banesco, which gave Bs. 166,999.84 for it.