We Get Another Hospital Option

We’re not hurting for good hospitals
BY: FLO NIGHTENGALE

We have another new hospital option, this one a purpose built sprawling building just outside of Cabo in front of the Wal-Mart. The modern center has 18 hospital rooms, more than six equipped with everything needed for intensive care,  an area that includes a special area for isolated patients, two operating rooms, 10 emergency cubicles, 11 doctor's offices, a delivery room, hemodynamics room, radiodiagnosis with magnetic resonance, computerized axial tomography, 3D-4D ultrasound, X-rays, a cathlab, two dialysis beds, and a fully equipped lab. We know this because we went to their recent open house where the mayor herself cut the ribbon. They also have doctor’s offices right on the premises.

Among the services offered by the new hospital are: the department of anesthesiology and resuscitation, system, cardiology, interventional cardiology, general and digestive surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery and traumatology, plastic surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic, dermatology , diagnostic imaging, laboratory, microbiology and pathology, intensive medicine, internal medicine, neurosurgery, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, otolaryngology, pediatrics, psychiatry, urgencies, urology and intensive care unit. Truly your one stop get well center for whatever ails you. And if there is something they’re challenged to fix, they trade personnel and equipment with their equally well equipped hospital in San Jose.

The Hospiten Group, a Spain based company, sees almost 2 million patients every year in 20 hospital centers located in major cities and tourist centers in countries such as Spain, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Panama.

Hospiten was started by 83 year old Dr. Cobiella Suarez, and the company is still a family business, with his grandson Francisco Cobiella Suárez, now running the day to day operations from Spain. Grandson Francisco Cobiella Suarez was in Cabo for the grand opening, and he acknowledged that Hospiten was, as he said, “late to the party” in Los Cabos because there are already a handful of hospitals catering to foreigners here. When asked how Hospiten was going to catch up he said, ”We’re the only hospital that is European based, employing European technology, with European management skills honed over three generations. Not a problem for us to catch up in the demanding foreign community.”

Hospiten previously worked out of the old Amerimed facility across the street from the new hospital, and further into town. “That was a confusing temporary quarters,” acknowledged Cobiella Suarez, “because many people wrongly associated us with Amerimed, which is completely gone from Los Cabos.”

Hospiten has five other hospitals in Mexico, all in tourist areas, and Cobiella Suarez explained it is because, “Foreigners are our specialty. We understand them and how their expectations are different from Mexican’s expectations. We will gain traction here because we meet those expectations.