THE ORGANIZATION

We have designed BPI to be completely regenerative, technologically relevant and sustainable for generations to come.

What if healthcare was the economic cornerstone of productivity with net positive impact, rather than an unproductive, resource-depleting consumer of public budgets? We have designed BPI to be completely regenerative, technologically relevant and sustainable for generations to come.

Better Place International (BPI) is building a new kind of healthcare delivery system in today’s emerging markets. We are creating a system of healthcare that will leapfrog the healthcare delivery system currently in practice in the developed world with a healthcare delivery system of the future. And, we are beginning this future in Africa, where our solution is needed most.

Our healthcare delivery system is designed to be structurally eco-sustainable, optimized with nature, and fitted for the delivery of sustainable patient-centric services within Africa's communities.

“Global Study Finds Majority Believe Traditional Hospitals Will Be Obsolete In The Near Future” Forbes.

  • 2014
  • February 2014
    BPI Incorporation

    Better Place International Incorporated in Chevy Chase Maryland.

  • March 2014
    Exploring DRC

    First visit to Lubumbashi, DRC. Exploring the need for BPI solution in Sub Saharan Africa.

  • June 2014
    First Board Meeting

    Mike, Deanne, Jeff and Yuri first board meeting. Strategy layout and motion to move forward.

  • July 2014
    Leadership Formed

    Jenna and Rafi joined to lead Better Place

  • November 2014
    Idea Lab - Building Design

    First Ideas lab in Washington DC , including participants from leading industries, academia and government organizations.

  • Dec 2014
    Sub Sahara Tour

    Establish government relation at country leadership level in Ethiopia, Kenya and DRC. Identifying 8 locations, receiving commitment for land and community support. Recruiting 4 country managers for Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC and Nigeria.

  • 2015
  • March 2015
    Connected technologies

     

  • Today

Vision & Mission

Imagine A Better Place, where facilities that support healing contribute positively to the ecological balance of the communities they serve. Such healthcare facilities are A Better Place, for patients, their families and the healthcare professionals.

OUR VISION

Create and deliver sustainable healthcare services that are available to all.

OUR MISSION

Design, develop and manage healthcare facilities, as clusters of sustainable healthcare networks, in areas of the world where needs and opportunities are the greatest.

 

OUR VISION

Create and deliver sustainable healthcare services that are available to all.

OUR MISSION

Design, develop and manage healthcare facilities, as clusters of sustainable healthcare networks, in areas of the world where needs and opportunities are the greatest.

Our Guiding Principles

Imagine A Better Place, where facilities that support healing contribute positively to the ecological balance of the communities they serve. Such healthcare facilities are A Better Place, for patients, their families and the healthcare professionals.

Respect relationships between spirit and matter. Consider all aspects of human settlement including community, dwelling, industry and trade in terms of existing and evolving connections between spiritual and material consciousness.

Accept responsibility for the consequences of design decisions upon human well-being, the viability of natural systems and their right to co-exist presently and in the future.

Be a steward of local, sustainably sourced food in each community, while fostering healthy eating habits in patients and staff.

Strive to reduce pharmaceutical pollution by reducing over-prescription practices, minimizing inappropriate pharmaceutical waste disposal, promoting manufacturer take-back, and ending the dumping of pharmaceuticals as part of disaster relief.

Continue to apply process improvement tools to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while increasing value.

Address the disequilibrium between the burdens of general acute ZOSLUs and specialty ZOSLUs in fulfilling the social mission of a resilient and restorative healthcare delivery system, one in which hospitals situate themselves within the ecology of their communities.

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Main Principles of A BETTER PLACE

Seek constant improvement by the sharing of knowledge.

Always encourage direct and open communication between colleagues, patrons, manufacturers and users to link long-term sustainable considerations with ethical responsibility, and re-establish the integral relationship between natural processes and human activity.

Respect the creative process and be open to new ideas and thinking.

Respect local nature, environment, cultures, spirituality and belief systems in the communities served.

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Contact Details

BETTERPLACE International
6720 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
+ 1 (202) 888-3323
+1 (877) 562-0410
info@bpi.ngo

Contact Details

BETTERPLACE International
6720 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817 USA
+ 1 (202) 888-3323
+1 (877) 562-0410
info@bpi.ngo

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