Hospital Nacional

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Integral Medical Center with more than 42 years of experience, of first preference due to fine medical care and warmth of service with permanent commitment to strengthen and elevate the level of medical services in Panama and in the region.

With an investment of over 24 million US dollars to acquire new and modern structures and medical technologies, it becomes one of the hospital centers of the region with the highest standards in specialized medical technology and personnel highly trained in technique and state of the art equipment in the health arena.

Hospital Nacional de PanamĂĄ is the only medical center in the region possessing the most advanced Robotic Surgery System Da Vinci SI making it the center of reference in minimally invasive surgery in Panama and in the entire region.

Robotic surgery enables minimally invasive procedures performed through very small incisions that allow extremely precise surgery within the abdomen, thorax and through the patient’s mouth. It consists of a computerized platform with amplified vision in three dimensions controlled by the surgeon.

The Centro de CirugĂ­a RobĂłtica de Hospital Nacional de PanamĂĄ (Robotic Surgery Center of Hospital Nacional of Panama) with robotic surgeons certified by Intuitive Surgical of Sunnyvalle California (, becomes the venue of scientific events where renowned international physicians in robotics visit our country as did Dr. Vipul Patel, Director of the World Institute of Robotics, surgeon assisted by robot with the amplest experience in the world in urology and Dr. Kenneth Palmer Medical Director of the Robotic Institute of Florida, USA, who together with our national robotic surgeons shared their dexterity using the new Robotic Surgery System da Vinci ÂŽ performing surgeries of diverse nature in the human body in urology, minimally invasively and in third dimension.

Thanks to the preference of the users, accomplished through the quality of service and by offering the most complete health programs, Hospital Nacional of Panama is known to be the private medical center with the greatest index of births in the country.

Due to this, and because of the growth of patient population during the last years, Hospital Nacional created its new, modern, large and fully equipped neonatal ward, with state of the art technology brought from the United States, Germany and New Zealand; with important international medical plans and backed by an excellent and trained group of professionals comprised of pediatricians neonatologists, nurse neonatologists, specifically schooled for this specialty, being the only private hospital having this modality in nursing personnel.

HOSPITAL NACIONAL is the only private hospital in the region to have the newly storage system for medication sorting and control of inventory GALILEO, the sole automated system of the region.

It is also endowed with the backup of MACH4 pharma system, world leader of the market in pharmaceutical automation. This system allows the benefit of error reduction in medication disbursing, improves customer care to patients/clients, providing pharmaceutical advice and control in the process of merchandise entry, which is totally automated. MACH4 pharma system offers automatic medication output with one of its arms. Thanks to this technology, medication reaches in expected time to the indicated sites within the medical center.

Hospital Nacional continues to provide better solutions to our patients with oncological pathologies, as it has just purchased the most advanced equipment for the detection of cancer.
An example of this is the renovation of its Molecular Imaging Center and the recent acquisition of the GE Healthcare DISCOVERY IQ, the latest generation PET/CT scanner, capable of providing high resolution images through the use of complex computer programs.

Its use as a diagnostic tool greatly improves the anatomical localization of a tumor and better detects the presence of other tissue. It helps to capture the existence of disease in the lymph nodes in any part of the body, with a reduced possibility of a false positives result. The PET/CT can also be used to assist in the taking of a biopsy. The study is very cost effective, as to receive the same amount and quality of medical information, you would have to do multiple other tests and exams.

A health professional will be able to assist the patient by determining if this technology is correct for the case, as the study should be part of a comprehensive assessment made by the treating physician.

Beside this new technology, countries from Central America and the Caribbean now have in Panama a new option to receive the most advanced treatments with ionized radiation that are available at world level. The Centro Internacional de RadiocirugĂ­a y Radioterapia OncolĂłgica, CIRRO (International Center for Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy), located at Hospital Nacional de Panama, is the first and only medical center in Central America and the Caribbean to offer the three types of radiation treatments most advanced in the world that include: Cranial and Extra-cranial Stereotaxic Radiosurgery, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy and RapidArc Radiotherapy, in addition to other conventional modalities: IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy), IGRT (Image Guided Radiation Therapy) and RTC3D (Three dimensional Radiation Therapy).

Being the pioneers in the region, the Centro Internacional de Radiocirugía y Radioterapia Oncológica (CIRRO), located in the prestigious Hospital Nacional de Panamá, performed the first high dose rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer which makes possible treating localized lesions during only one application of the treatment and with minimal secondary effects. This technique is useful in cervical cancer, breast cancer, rectum cancer, among others. Also, the first radiotherapy surgery was done in Panama, with this being one of the most advanced and precise treatments against cancer that exist at world level, which allows treatment of brain tumors and in other areas of the body with maximum levels of precision, that due to its size and location are inoperable through open surgery. In addition, it allows the treatment of other conditions like arteriovenous malformations, some types of epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease, among others.

In the present time, the Centro Internacional de RadiocirugĂ­a y Radioterapia OncolĂłgica, CIRRO, is the first and only medical group that offers Cranial and Extracranial stereotaxic radiosurgery for the benefit both of neuro oncologic patients in the country and of the medical community.

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Centro Medico Paitilla

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Centro Medico Paitilla (CMP), founded on July 15th, 1975, is one of the most recognized private hospitals in Panama. It is strategically located in the center of the city and a few meters away from important hotel chains. This year, in its 40th Anniversary, it takes pride on the objectives achieved and of a track record of constant technological updating, which maintains it at the forefront in the health field.

The prestigious medical body of the Centro Medico Paitilla, covers the most complete range of diagnostic, therapeutic and medical specialties. Around 350 external consulting clinics are concentrated in two adjoining buildings to the hospital, representing a great advantage for the patients.

As a sample of their continual renewal, we can mention:

The 3D Digital Mammography Device with Tomosynthesis, the first in Panama and Central America, which represents an invaluable support to the early diagnostic of breast cancer.

In the Paitilla Oncology Center, the service of External Radiation Therapy with Linear Electron Accelerator and capability for 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy, operated by a select group of specialists, highly trained in prestigious Oncology Centers in the United States, Spain, Mexico and Brazil.

Its renovated Gastrointestinal and Broncho-Pulmonary Endoscopy Services, made up of four large examination rooms, equipped with the most modern facilities of video endoscopy, high resolution esophageal manometry, intestinal tractography with colonic and esophagus-gastro-intestinal video capsule.

In its final stage of installation, the most recent and important acquisition, the advanced and revolutionary Philips Ingenia 3.0 Tesla MRI System, with state-of-the-art technology, and constituted as the first and only one in its category available in Panama.

As part of its strategic plan, the Centro Medico Paitilla has incorporated the Patient Experience Management Department, focused exclusively in guaranteeing the patient and patient’s family members, a comfortable, cozy and friendly experience. This new concept of “Patient Experience”, which originated in the United States, is based on a philosophy of service and personalized attention, with human warmth, giving priority to the physical well-being of the patient, as well as the patient’s cultural preferences and emotional and spiritual needs.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary, the Centro Medico Paitilla reaffirms its commitment to integral renovation, with important projects directed to the technology area, diagnostic as well as therapeutic, and the modernization of its physical installations, which will include the expansion and remodeling of the emergency services, clinical laboratory and blood bank.

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San Fernando Hospital

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San Fernando Hospital was founded in 1949 to provide the community with high quality hospital services, being the first private hospital in the Republic of Panama. With over 60 years of existence, this remains our mission, and it has been acknowledged by three generations of doctors, health professionals and patients, who find in San Fernando Hospital the technology, professionalism, comfort and warmth that come together to create welfare.

Since the beginnings of San Fernando Hospital Clinic in 1949, we envisioned a company that would offer high quality hospital services, with highly qualified staff and equipment in a facility that was constantly renewed to maintain and ensure an up to date notion. More than ten years ago, actions to document standards, protocols and procedures were intensified; these were our first steps towards standardization in order to provide health care as safe as possible for all customers and users. We decided to work towards obtaining a security and quality accreditation, and the company chosen to work on this accreditation was JCI (Joint Commission International). Finally, after three years of hard work, on August 3, 2011, San Fernando Hospital becomes the First Hospital in Panama to obtain this prestigious accreditation.

One of the most relevant accomplishments for this achievement was the establishment of a Quality Department and a Committee for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety with the objectives of:

General Objective:
Coordinate, promote and develop a working methodology aimed at reducing risks for patients and SFH staff.

Specific Objectives:
Identify risk situations for patients and staff.
Prioritize improvement opportunities according to the situations that arise during the provision of health care.
Monitor the improvement plans established in the different care units of SFH.

The Department of Quality and the Quality Committee have established strategies to integrate the human resource in a professional job, based on the evidence that results in turning San Fernando Hospital in the first private hospital in the country that makes continuous quality improvement and patient safety a top priority. The quality and safety culture, once integrated into the daily work, will guarantee the sustainability of the hospital accreditation to the JCI (Joint Commission International). To establish a safety culture, emphasis is placed on compliance with international goals for Patient Safety and Adverse Events Management.

Re-Accreditation with JCI
On August 14th, 2014, San Fernando Hospital reaffirms its commitment with the safety of the patient and quality in his atten-tion, obtaining the Re-accreditation by the Joint Commission Inter-national, where compliance of standards required in the past, and those that were added since its certification were evaluated, which are always focused in providing healthcare centered on the following groups:

Reduction of risk during attention
Physical installations with high safety standards
Highly qualified human resource
Participation of top executives
Safe management of information

Renovation of our facilities
Today, CHSF maintains its commitment to provide personalized and integral healthcare offering technological excellence, quality and security in its attention. This is why that in 2012, its strategic renovation and expansion plan regarding infrastructure and technology initiates, with the remodeling of its installations, which initiated with reopening of the Dr. Luis D. Alfaro ward (Section I-J), one of the 4 hospitalization rooms that the hospital has.

In 2015, CHSF will celebrate the inauguration of its new maternity ward, which will count with 4 suites, 15 additional rooms and a brand new Neonatology section. Then it will proceed to move the emergency room, which will become part of the main building, counting with better accessibility, space and area, and the total remodeling of the appearance of the Hospital.

It is calculated that the project will end in approximately 2 years.

San Fernando Coronado Clinic

Under the support of the San Fernando Hospital, with a projected growth to other places outside the capital a few years ago San Fernando Coronado Clinic was born, being the most comprehensive private clinic near the Panamanian Pacific beaches offering the technology, professionalism, comfort and warmth that represents them. Just like the head office, the San Fernando Coronado Clinic is certified by the Joint Commission International (JCI), ensuring that it meets the highest standards of quality and patient safety.

Our vision has allowed us to anticipate the growth of the communities in the areas of Coronado San Carlos, El Valle, Altos de MarĂ­a, Buenaventura, etc. offering the best care to every resident and visitor in the community.

The clinic provides general and specialized medical services. Among the specializations offered are: Pediatrics; Ophthalmology; Dermatology; Internal Medicine; Gynecology; Orthopedics; Urology and others.

San Fernando Coronado Clinic is located 60 minutes from the city, at Roberto Eisenmann Avenue across from Coronado Equestrian Club. The San Fernando Coronado Clinic is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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Punta Pacifica Hospital

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With a ten year trajectory in the Panamanian market, Hospital Punta Pacifica offers health services at a private level, supported by leading-edge technology and high human quality that guarantees the fast evolution and speedy recovery of its patients.

Located in a very important zone of Panama City and surrounded by well-known hotels, shopping centers and office towers, Hospital Punta Pacifica takes care of patients from any part of Panama and the world that want to receive a safe, comfortable and quality service.

Its comfortable facilities, modern equipment and highly qualified staff allow it to offer a wide range of medical services for assessments and care, such as operating room, emergency unit, intensive and semi-intensive care, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and hospitalization wards with private, suites and presidential rooms, specially designed to be cozy and allowing the hospital experience to be as comforting as possible.

The physician and health staff is updated with the latest advances, since it has a continuous education program where important topics are shared every month, through real time videoconferences and update symposiums in different medical fields.

With the courage to be forefront with the worldwide leaders in hospital care, Hospital Punta Pacifica has gotten affiliated with important international institutions, such as Johns Hopkins Medicine International. This affiliation represents having constant advisory about its operations, including: collaboration in the development of medical programs, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, as well as physician, nursing and administrative training.

During these 10 years of operations, it has obtained certifications like ISO 9001-2008 for its Clinical Laboratory and the accreditation by Joint Commission International, due to its distinguished management and high standards, being the first hospital in Panama to become accredited, showing a firm responsibility to offer a safe health care.

Since the beginnings, Hospital Punta Pacifica has committed itself to offer care to people with the highest quality, safety and technology standards. Because of this commitment and the distinguished team of professionals, Hospital Punta Pacifica has received many acknowledgements along its path, like being named the best hospital in Panama and the second best in Central America, according to the “America Economia 2015” magazine.

What began as a consultancy, after hard working and productive work meetings, became a prosperous affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, a worldwide and well-known institution in different medical areas for decades. This way, Hospital Punta Pacifica gave a step forward in the region, since it’s the first on Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated to Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

The alliances generated between the hospital and the best specialty physicians of the country, as well as the joint efforts with public health entities, allowed the First Cardiac Transplant to be performed in 2016, placing the country in the world’s list of countries that make cardiac transplants.

Hospital Punta Pacifica offers its modern facilities, which include 51 private rooms, 11 suites and 1 presidential suite, specially designed to offer an environment that call for relaxation to achieve a speedy and effective recovery. For the care of patients that require 24 hours of observation, it has 8 private intensive care rooms and 3 private rooms for semi-intensive care.

In addition, it has a labor ward equipped with everything necessary to strengthen the mother-newborn relationship, including smart operating rooms which are adequate for procedures at different levels of complexity, such as outpatient, orthopedic, cardiac, thoracic, esthetic, bariatric and laparoscopic surgeries. The clinical laboratory is equipped to perform highly sophisticated tests, making it easier to get accurate diagnosis at the right moment.

In the emergency department we are ready to care for any medical need the 24 hours of the day, 365 days a year, in case there are any medical emergencies. This ward has qualified staff and the protocols, procedures and technology necessary for a quick assessment and prompt treatment.

The Radiology and Imaging department offers unique digital technology. Among these are the Digital Mammography device, Magnetic Resonance (MRI); Nuclear Medicine equipment for scintillography and the sophisticated 64-slice volumetric tomography that, in addition to being an excellent tool to detect heart failures, it has special settings for virtual fluoroscopy and colonoscopy. In addition, it has a bone densitometry equipment, used mainly to prevent common illnesses in women.

Concerned for the health and well-being of the patient, Punta Pacifica Hospital’s medical services are aimed to optimize care and treatment times, guaranteeing a speedy and safe recovery. As guardian of the quality, safety and commitment with our patients, we put a service of excellence at your disposal, with specialized and professional care, including innovative technology that guarantees the comfort and satisfaction of our patients.

The goal of Punta Pacifica Hospital and all the professionals that take care of the patient during the hospital stay is to offer quality, technical and human assistance. The purpose is to make sure the stay is as comfortable as possible. To achieve this, the hospital makes all of its resources available and guides its efforts for the patients’ quick recovery and autonomy, so they can return to their everyday life as soon as possible.

• Maternity
• Neonatal Screening
• Medical Emergencies
• Operating Room
• Intensive Care
• Semi-Intensive Care
• Nursery
• Radiology Room
• Clinical Laboratory

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