With the support of Tenaris, a new laboratory has been inaugurated at the San José Municipal Hospital in Campana, Argentina, to support the community, home to the company’s operations, with expanded health services.
The hospital investment, totaling more than $670,000, formed part of Tenaris’s pandemic response plan and was developed in collaboration with Fundación Hermanos Agustin and Enrique Rocca. The laboratory involved the construction of a 285-square-meter covered building, and features, among other key areas, a reception area, sample collection boxes, and a break room for staff.
"Tenaris and the San José Hospital have a long history of working together, a relationship that has grown closer since the pandemic outbreak. It was a difficult time for everyone, but it also brought out many of our best qualities. During 2020, Tenaris, the municipality, and the health authorities worked together admirably to triple Campana's intensive care beds and provide equipment that few other districts have. These outcomes encouraged us to continue working on new projects, such as this laboratory," explained Javier Martinez Alvarez, Tenaris president for the Southern Cone.
The opening of the laboratory contributes to the improvement of the health system in the region, granting residents access to better medical care. The investment will also support the hospital’s eventual expansion of its ER and pharmacy, enhancing the city of Campana’s healthcare facilities and level of services offered.
Tenaris had helped to enhance services of the San José’s hospital throughout 2020. First, the company increased the capacity of the support system for beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Months later, it set up an inpatient medical module for non-COVID patients that added 10 new beds to the facility and contributed to expanding the hospital’s medical assistance capacity by donating 17 mechanical respirators, 12 intensive care beds and complementary equipment. This project, designed not only to improve the quality of the services but also the medical response capacity of the city’s primary health facility was formally announced on 2021.