Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez: Banesco Contributing to the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital
Banesco Banco Universal, leaded by Juan Carlos Escotet Rodríguez, contributed Bs. 3 million for the construction and equipping of the Intensive Care Unit of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital as part of its projects of Corporate Social Responsibility. The financial institution, which contributed to this initiative a similar amount last year, renewed its support to the Venezuelan Foundation against Infantile Paralysis, one of its social allies.
About the institution
The Children’s Orthopedic Hospital attended 246,232 children and performed 4,847 surgeries in 2015.
Andreina Vogeler, executive director of the foundation, provided important information about the hospital and commented that the new units of the Intensive Care Unit of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital have a floor of 400 square meters, 7 beds and the highest technology equipment.
Since 2003, Banesco has accompanied this institution in the process of empowerment and rescuing spaces for patient care, as well as the acquisition of medical equipment in different areas of the hospital. Until 2016, Banesco has contributed a total of Bs. 10,073,934 to the Foundation.
The Venezuelan Foundation against Infantile Paralysis was created in 1942. This institution promoted the construction of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Caracas that serves children with locomotor and neuromuscular problems from different parts of the country.
Since 1998, Banesco implemented its Corporate Social Responsibility Program that promotes education, health and financial inclusion of Venezuelans, jointly with its social partners and allies, as well as the greater welfare of their workers. Since 2008, Banesco conducts its CSR reports with the GRI methodology, which is currently made with the standard G4 under the “Compliance Exhaustive”. As a signatory of the Global Compact of the United Nations, the bank is committed to compliance with the principles of Human Rights, Labor Practices, Environment and Anticorruption.