How can you tell if a hospital sincerely cares for the health and well being of its patients? One of the surest ways is to see if the hospital is involved in activities that benefit the local community.
Think of it this way, if you were going to hire a neighborhood teenager to take care of your child, who would you choose: the teen who’s known for littering or the one who recycles? The answer is obvious, but take a minute to think why you’d choose the one who recycles?
Recycling, as good as it is, is not directly pertinent to babysitting. So why does it matter? It matters because the teen that recycles invests some of his or her time making efforts that will benefit others. On the other hand, the one that litters acts in a way that is detrimental to others. The actions each individual takes, even when they don’t have to, reveals his or her values and makes it easier for you to choose which teen you can safely leave your child with.
Because trust and assurance are of paramount importance, patients implicitly trust hospitals and health centers that have a reputation for giving back to their communities. Patients considering affordable healthcare in Mexico should know that Almater Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico was given an “Environmental Quality” award by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
It takes more than meeting standard environmental regulations to win this award. It means that the hospital voluntarily complies with additional, more restrictive regulations. This results in a reduction of water and energy usage and cutback in waste. In order to achieve theses goals, Almater Hospital invested considerable time and money in training, process analysis and correction.
Not only does the community benefit from Almater Hospital’s pro-active environmental actions; patients experience these benefits as well. The revision and optimization of processes means shorter waiting periods and the reduction of risk.
So, next time you need to put your health of the hands of a hospital or health center, who are you most likely to trust? Remember, hospitals that care for the environment, care for you.