Faculty Advisor

Gerstenfeld, Arthur

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica


The Children's Hospital Costa Rica Foundation (CHCRF), the organization for which we worked, is raising more than $22 million to fund the construction and equipment for the new Critical Care Tower in the Hospital Nacional de Ninos in Costa Rica. A Critical Care Tower is necessary because currently, the Hospital Nacional de Ninos is overcrowded and lacks crucial equipment. The goal of this project was to assist the CHCRF in improving the quality and quantity of healthcare provided to children. Our objectives were to prepare a list of potential funders; write a business case, which will serve as a blueprint for brochures; make recommendations for the brochure, which included devising methods of breaking down the Tower's total cost; and defining the social implications of improved health care as a result of the new Critical Care Tower.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs