New Teletón Center in Antofagasta
In 2014, the Luksic family pledged to fully finance the construction and implementation of the new Teletón Institute in Antofagasta, which materialized through a donation of CLP $10 billion. The building, which is located on land donated by the Municipalidad de Antofagasta, in the northern part of the city – between Francisco Puelma and Oficina Carmela streets, in the sector popularly known as “La Chimba” – opened its doors in 2020.
The new center has 3,000 square meters and will be able to serve to double the patients in the region and its surroundings, with a projected 40 years of operation. In addition, the institute has state technology for rehabilitation processes such as a walking laboratory, multisensory rooms, a therapeutic pool and technological equipment that will enable the use of telerehabilitation as a remote care tool, among other elements. The new building includes an inclusive park, multi-courts and an auditorium that will be open to the Antofagasta community, as a way of encouraging the development of sports, art, culture and family activities. Among the characteristics of this new center are its energy efficiency criteria -solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy-, recycling of drinking water and efficient lighting.