Hospital Centro Medico is located at the heart of Guatemala City’s Medical District; it consists of two modern buildings, totaling 25,000m2 (29,000 square yards) and is the largest hospital complex in Guatemala. The new high rise medical tower of Centro Medico is topped by a Heliport, equipped with all the safety requirements in compliance with the National Aeronautical Authorities.
The first of its high rise buildings contains the private medical clinics of 250 physicians affiliated with Centro Medico Hospital. Downstairs you’ll find hospital’s back up services, consisting of a pharmacy, a medical equipment rental centar, an optometrist, a spa and cafeterias.
The recently inaugurated second building hosts 8 operation rooms, 12 intensive care units, 92 rooms and suites, a clinical laboratory and state-of-the-art diagnostic medical imaging center, as well as a complete multi-disciplinary rehabilitation facility which includes a hyperbaric chamber. In total there are about 400 Specialists MDs of different Specialties with work privileges at Centro Medico Hospital. All resident Doctors at Centro Medico speak English.
In the intensive care department, there are 2 units where patient can be isolated if he or she so wishes. Each unit includes invasive and non invasive monitoring, measuring of cardiac output, hemodialysis, a Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC) or Swan-Ganz catheter and an intra-aortic balloon pump. Patient/nurse ratio at the ICU is always one to one, in other hospitalization areas patient ratio is 3 or 4 to one, depending on the areas.
Nurses and medical staff assigned to the Intensive Care Department have been trained in courses of cardiopulmonary reanimation certified by the Association of Cardiology of Guatemala and by the American Heart Association. Centro Medico has established an alliance with Memorial Regional Hospital (FL.)
Centro Medico is the first hospital in Central America having introduced medical digital records for patients. In 2013 Centro Medico Hospital celebrated its 65th anniversary and was awarded the Honorific “Order of the Quetzal”, the highest honorific order awarded by the Guatemalan Authorities.
Medical Specialties at Centro Medico (list not exhaustive):
- Cardiology & Cardiac Catheterization
- Vascular & Cardiovascular Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Colon, Rectum, Anus Surgery
- General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery
- Oncologic surgery
- Pediatric surgery
- Thoracic and Endocrine Surgery
- Oncologic Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Infectology & Pneumology
- Internal Medicine & Hematology
- Nephrology & Hemodialysis
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Orthopaedics & Traumatology
- Chemotherapy, Radiology