OUTSTANDING HOSPITALS AND RECOVERY CENTERS IN COSTA RICA
Hospital Clínica Bíblica, founded in 1929 in San José, has long been one of the premier medical institutions in Costa Rica. It is affiliated with the Ochsner Medical Institute and Tulane University School of Medicine in the United States. In many quality indicators it is well ahead of US hospital benchmarks.
It boasts many of the most eminent doctors in Latin and Central America; about 50% of the doctors on its staff have had advanced training at US universities, medical schools and/or teaching hospitals. Doctors at Hospital Clínica Bíblica have performed many cutting-edge medical procedures, including pioneer bariatric (weight-loss surgery) to cure diabetes in non-obese patients. It is the only hospital in Costa Rica with its own blood bank.
The hospital is self-contained; all patient facilities and amenities are in one place. Its medical equipment is among the finest in Latin America.
Hospital Clínica Bíblica has attracted many medical tourism patients from USA, Canada and Europe. It was accredited by JCI (Joint Commission International) in 2007, the first of three hospitals so honored in Costa Rica. Since then its has become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in Latin America, offering a wide range of bariatric and orthopedic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive (plastic) surgery, urology, spinal and general surgery, and wellness programs.
There are no waiting lines for medical treatment. Medical tourism suites are private and spacious with modern amenities like flat screen TV, phone, security box, wireless internet and more. Its dedicated staff serving international patients is on call 24 hours a day. Hospital Clínica Bíblica also makes sure that there is an English-speaking nurse in each ward when there is an English-speaking patient there for surgery or treatment.
Hospital Hotel La Católica was opened to the general public in 1953 as Clínica Católica by the joint effort of a group of dedicated doctors and nuns of the Franciscan Sisters Congregation of Immaculate Conception committed to the service of those who preferred treatment outside of Costa Rica’s highly developed public health system.
Over time Clínica Católica distinguished itself by its unique attention and total commitment to the health and life of each and every patient. As the institution expanded and new facilities were added, Clínicaa Católica changed its name to Hospital Clínica Católica de la Purísima Concepcion Association.In 2006 an ambitious process of administrative and infrastructure changes began, in which the facilities were transformed into a new, one-of-a-kind concept for medical service in Costa Rica. Its name again changed to what it is called now: Hospital Hotel La Católica. It was accredited in 2007 as a full-service hospital (Certification of Hospital Empowerment) by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Health, and shortly afterward was accredited by the Joint Commission International whose mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in the international community.
Like Hospital Clínica Bíblica, Hospital Hotel La Católica offers an extensive range of bariatric and orthopedic surgery, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cosmetic and reconstructive (plastic) surgery, urology, spinal and general surgery, and wellness programs.
Hospital Hotel La Católica is perhaps the only hospital in Central America with a colonial style hotel and complementary facilities right beside the hospital. Hotel Posada El Convento has 34 rooms, plus a spa and physical therapy area. It provides all-inclusive accommodation, medical supervision for recovery and a pleasant stay.
After your operation to cure diabetes, or after orthopedic or cosmetic surgery, you'll instantly feel right at home at CheTica Ranch, the spectacular Medical Recovery Center located just outside of San José proper at the entrance to the Zurquí mountains and the beautiful rain forest.
CheTica is nestled on 80 lush green acres crisscrossed by rivers, with horses and cows grazing peacefully nearby, and offering a dazzling array of gorgeous natural wildlife. CheTica's splendid surroundings give new meaning to the words 'Nature's Playground'.
Recover in Paradise! Take advantage of the best possible post-op care and all-inclusive accommodation. Enjoy your private thoughts and solitude, or join friends and other medical tourism patients in a relaxed, informal ambience enhanced by fascinating green mountains and stunning views of the Irazú volcano.
CheTica Ranch Medical Recovery Center provides all the services and amenities you expect for post-op care and recovery. Its spacious, comfortable private cottages each offer 450 sq ft of living space. You will receive three delicious home-cooked meals a day plus afternoon coffee or tea. A trained nurse is on hand 24/7. CheTica provides complete assistance with doctor's appointments, and free transportation to/from your doctor and hospital.
(Costa Rican-born) Lorena and (Argentinan-born, but U.S. citizen) Ruben Martin provide warm hospitality in a cozy setting, along with the experience and empathy garnered from 13 years in the medical field. Lorena Martin was once a professional chef, so the kitchen staff makes delicious Italian, French, American, Argentine, Greek, Mexican and other dishes, plus desserts such as 'Tres Leches', Carrot Cake, 'Flan con Dulce de Leche' and mouth-watering Strawberry Cheese Cake. Enjoy food prepared to your needs: low in calories, high in protein, natural and organic vegetables, plus delicious natural fresh fruit juices and vegetables, including Noni and Mangosteen in season.
Double accommodation is available, so you can bring a companion, family member or friend to CheTica to be with you during your post-op recovery stay. CheTica Ranch is another plus in making medical tourism in Costa Rica so popular with patients coming from the United States, Canada and Europe.
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