Dominican Rehabilitation Association celebrates anniversary

Celebrating the 59th anniversary of the beginning of its services, the Dominican Rehabilitation Association (ADR) conducted a Eucharist of thanksgiving in the San Judas Tadeo parish, in gratitude for the valuable contribution received in multiple modalities from different sectors of society.

Celso Marranzini, president of the ADR, in addition to giving thanks for the contributions, both from the private and public sectors, reported that so far this year (January-September 2022) the institution, through its 35 Rehabilitation Centers, has provided 1,027,397 services to more than 43,000 newly admitted people of all ages.

He also indicated that the ADR provided more than 12,000 free services through 209 medical operations and drug delivery days, organized by 23 Network centers in coordination with health centers, schools, and community, national, and international organizations.

It is important to note that, in almost six decades (October 1963-September 2022), the ADR has offered more than 20 million (20,549,844) services to 1,329,339 people as new entrants.

These actions are maintained year after year, without altering the institutional philosophy and in accordance with the postulates of Ms. Mary Pérez Marranzini, founder and Ad vitam president of the ADR, who has always advocated implementing the actions that offer the greatest opportunities, as well as a treatment dignified and equal to users who attend Rehabilitation in search of care at the national level.

Marranzini, at the conclusion of the mass, referred to the sustained increase in the level of services that as of September 2022 is greater than in the same period of 2019 before COVID-19.

Only so far this year 2022, the ADR has offered more than 1,027,397 services, which represents 82.9% of the total execution of the year 2021 and an increase of 9.6% in relation to January-September 2019 before Covid -19, in addition to a 4% increase in new users compared to the same period in 2019.

Among the priorities of the ADR, in addition to labor inclusion, is the strengthening and expansion of the Early Intervention Programs, for children from 0 to 6 years of age, which are currently offered in 20 of the 32 Network Centers. As well as continuing with the expansion plans with the start of services in the new Boca Chica and Neiba centers.