The best hospitals in Quito, Ecuador

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and also the second most populous city after Guayaquil. Quito was the first declared World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO, so named because of the well-preserved monasteries founded in the 16th century by the Catholic missionaries who came from Spain. The city is blessed with a fairly constant cool climate and is a favorite tourist destination due to its beautiful mountain scenery.

Healthcare in Quito is in a developing phase and has many good hospitals in both the public and private sectors. Some of the major hospitals in the country are located here.

This is a description of some of the better hospitals in Quito.

Metropolitan Hospital is the most famous hospital in Ecuador. It is located on Av. Mariana de Jess z/ny Nicols Arteta, Quito. A group of leading physicians established this international hospital in 1985 with the technical assistance of AMI, American Medical International. It is now an ISO 9001:2000 certified hospital implementing the Integral System of Quality (SGIC) and the modern Intelligent Operating Room, OR1 system. The hospital has earned the cooperation of many highly regarded medical centers, including the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

The operating room has 13 operating rooms and is known for performing the most difficult surgeries, including open heart, spine and brain surgeries and bone marrow transplants. The hospital has well-equipped departments for imaging, electrodiagnosis, hemodialysis, nuclear medicine and electromyography.

The hospital was known for its technological edge with advanced equipment including 64 multislice CT scanners, neuro-endoscopes, interventional radiology, three-dimensional color Doppler, MRI, electrocardiogram – ECG, Holter-EKG and ergometers. The emergency department of the Metropolitano Hospital is equipped with 19 stalls, 15 for adults and 4 for children. The intensive care departments are spacious and include ventilators, central monitoring, oxygen and vacuum networks and various specialist equipment. Phone: 399 8000

On Community Development you will find Villa Lengua 267, Casilla 691 Hospital Voice Andes (HVA), a missionary general hospital. HVA is led by the HCJB Global Hands, a recognized NGO with two leading hospitals in Ecuador. Established in 1955, the hospital has 104 beds and departments in all specialties of medicine and surgery. It is preferred for general practice, trauma care, ophthalmology and surgery. The operating room has well-equipped rooms for general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, maxillary/facial surgery, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery. In addition, the hospital has special clinics for palliative care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, head and neck care and mental health care. The 24/7 emergency department of Hospital Voz Andes has 20 beds and two ambulances and well-equipped trauma intensive care units. Phone: 241540

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Carlos Andrade Marn Hospital located at Av.18 de Septiembre 3220 y Ayacucho is another reliable hospital in Quito. It provides good medical care at a reasonable price to its members. This healthcare facility is managed by the Ecuadorian Social Security Institute (IESS), a charitable organization. The hospital offers excellent medical service in 14 departments including gynaecology, paediatrics, cardiology, surgery, neurology and rehabilitation. Hospital Carlos Andrade Marn has well-equipped departments for hemodynamics, pathology, nuclear medicine, radiology and laboratory services. The emergency department has all the necessary facilities to deal with any emergency. Andrade Marn Hospital is also a center for medical education, research and training. It has agreements with universities in Ecuador and abroad and conducts various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Phone: 256 4939