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Mercedes Mengibar, appointed Director of the Costa del Sol Area of Vithas

Mercedes Mengibar, until now Managing Director of Vithas Xanit International Hospital, also assumes executive responsibility for Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital and Vithas Salud Rincon Medical Centre.

14 Jan 2019

 Vithas, the first healthcare operator with 100 por ciento Spanish capital, has appointed Mercedes Mengibar as Director of the Costa del Sol Area of Vithas, which includes the province of Malaga and Almunecar. Mercedes Mengibar, until now Managing Director of Vithas Xanit International Hospital, also assumes executive responsibility for Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital and Vithas Salud Rincón Medical Centre. From her new position as the Director of the Vithas Costa del Sol area, she will report directly to Jose Luis Pardo Izquierdo, Managing Director of Vithas.

Vithas has experienced remarkable growth in recent years. In 2017 Vithas incorporated the 7 hospitals of the Valencia-based NISA group, as well as the Rincon Clinics network in Malaga. The company has grown from 10 centres in 2012 to a total of 46 (19 hospitals and 27 medical centres) in 2017. The 2017 turnover has exceeded 500 million euros, with a team of more than 9.700 professionals who provide service for more than 5 million patients a year.

This expansion has created a new internal organisation supporting the two strategic axes of Vithas: high-quality healthcare accredited by the most prestigious international evaluation body (Joint Commission International) and personal service supported in its digital platform by means of Personal Health Advisor.

Mercedes Mengibar holds a Degree in Good Corporate Governance for Professional Councillors from ICA (Advisers-Managers' Institute) and is specialised in Management of Healthcare Companies. She studied Organisational Psychology and holds a Masters in HR Management, Health Economics and Health Management. Mrs Mengibar counts upon numerous recognitions and was elected one of the most influential women in Spain in the Top 100 Women Leaders (2015).

The Vithas Promise:  high quality accredited healthcare, personal service and long term investment

Vithas is the first healthcare operator with 100 por ciento Spanish capital. Its strategic commitment is defined by supporting the healthcare with the standards of quality accreditation of the highest international prestige, the Joint Commission International. Only 14 prestigious hospitals in Spain have such accreditation and recognition, and two of them are part of Vithas, in Madrid and Malaga. Each year Vithas cares for more than 5.000.000 patients in its 19 hospitals and 28 medical centres called Vithas Salud. The 47 centres are distributed throughout the country and include hospitals in Alicante, Almeria, Benalmadena, Castellon, Granada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lleida, Madrid, Malaga, Sevilla, Tenerife, Vigo, Valencia and Vitoria-Gasteiz. The 28 Vithas Salud centres are located in Alicante, Almuñecar, Elche, El Ejido, Fuengirola, Granada, La Estrada, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Lleida, Madrid, Malaga, Marin, Nerja, Pontevedra, Rincon de la Victoria, Sanxenxo, Sevilla, Torre del Mar, Torremolinos, Vilagarcia, and Vitoria-Gasteiz. Vithas also counts upon more than 300 extraction points spread throughout Spain thanks to its network of Vithas Lab laboratories. Its own central purchasing office, PlazaSalud24, as a leader in the sector, provides service to 39 hospitals, 35 medical centres and 20 dental clinics.

Vithas has a strategic agreement with a hospital leader in the Balearic Islands, the Juaneda Healthcare Network, which has 5 hospitals and a wide network of medical centres throughout the region.

Vithas' commitment to accredited quality healthcare and personalised service goes hand in hand with the firm support and long-term vision of Vithas' shareholders: Goodgrower, who control 80 por ciento of the capital, and the' La Caixa' group, with the remaining 20 por ciento. With a growth model based on geographical diversification and sustainability, Vithas plans to continue consolidating its national presence both by opening new centres and through acquisitions and strategic agreements.