The Pediatric Hospital Foundation was established in 2014 to support the University Pediatric Hospital Dr. Antonio Ortiz located in the Puerto Rico Medical Center. This hospital is the most important medical institution for children and adolescents in Puerto Rico. Thanks to the vision and energy of numerous doctors and volunteers, the Foundation has become an essential part of the hospital community.
The Foundation raises funds aimed for the renovation of the hospital, specifically patient facilities and parent waiting areas. It also donates monitoring and treatment devices for patients and fulfills other needs that the hospital identifies for the treatment for the children.
The Pediatric Hospital Foundation is run exclusively with donations and with the support of local corporations, private foundations, and citizens that feel the need to make a lasting difference in the way healthcare is provided to children across the island.
We Welcome your Donation
We use donations to:
Buy medical equipment that ensures the highest quality of care.
Optimize the infrastructure with the latest equipment to positively impact the wellbeing of patients.
Improve the overall experience of patients and access to patients and caregivers.
Create an environment that allows the medical community to work more efficiently and improve healthcare for patients and their caregivers.
Inaugurate the Pediatric Interventional Radiology unit (the only one in Puerto Rico).
Remodel the Renal Unit with the only pediatric dialysis on the Island.
Renovate bathrooms and patient rooms for the Pediatric General and Surgical Units.
Install a water heating system for patient rooms in Tower 1.
Build a relaxation room for caregivers with children in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Create an ambiance that improves patients’ experience.
Create a formal Child Life Specialist program.
Purchase medical equipment as needed.
Center for Patient Services
The Center for Patient Services started as a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017. This service center receives, organizes, and distributes donations to the community with the help of volunteers.
Francisco J. Arraiza MD
Iris Muñiz Velázquez