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Opened the Comprehensive Medical Centre of Vithas in El Ejido

• Ophthalmology, dentistry, paediatrics and A&E are some of the 18 specialities offered
• The centre will provide services to an array of patients: private, with individual or mutual health insurance policies, and those involved in road traffic accidents
• The Personal Health Advisor provides exclusive and personalised care throughout the medical treatment

10 Jan 2019

The new Vithas Salud-Comprehensive Medical Centre in El Ejido has opened its doors. Located at the city-access roundabout in Avenida Ciavieja 15, the centre will provide comprehensive medical care to private patients, those with individual and mutual health insurance policies and patients involved in road traffic accidents, offering healthcare in the fields of ophthalmology, paediatrics, dentistry, A&E, among others. The quality of healthcare, medical excellence and proximity to the patient will be at the heart of the centre's activity, which is backed up by 75 years of experience of the Vithas Virgen del Mar Hospital in Almeria. The Vithas Health Group has a total of 19 hospitals and 29 medical centres in Spain.

Vithas Salud-Comprehensive Medical Centre offers a wide range of services made up of 18 specialities, including Emergency Department, Nursing, Observation Room (4 boxes), dental department, Mother and Child Unit, Ophthalmology Unit, Corporal Unit (cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and dermatology), Road Traffic Accidents Unit, physiotherapy, traumatology and general surgery, among others.

The centre proudly boasts the most advanced technological equipment. Patient can rely on its Radio-Diagnostic Unit for conventional examinations, mammography, orthopantomography and ultrasound, as well as the latest technology in ophthalmology such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), which allows diagnosing retinal and optic nerve pathologies, or biometrics by optical interferometry (IOL Master), which in cataract surgeries calculates the dimensions of the intraocular lens with great accuracy.

The Ophthalmology Unit at Vithas Salud-Comprehensive Medical Centre will replace the Vithas Salud Retinum centre, providing patients with cutting-edge facilities and the same team of professionals, offering a wide array of services. The Unit is divided into functional sections including those for refractive surgery (myopia, far-sightedness, astigmatism), presbyopia and cataracts, cornea and keratome, glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology section, retina, vitreous and uveitis section, paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus section, oculoplasty, orbit and lacrimal tract section and clinical optometry, contactology and low vision section.

According to Justo Jimenez Bastida, managing director of Vithas Virgen del Mar Hospital, “we aspire to be at the forefront of private medicine in the West of Almeria, thanks to our extensive portfolio of services and advanced medical technology and, above all, to the solid experience of the team of our professionals.”

The individualised care of the Personal Health Advisor

The new comprehensive medical centre of the Vithas health group counts upon the department of Personal Health Advisor, highly qualified professionals prepared to accompany patients and their families throughout the medical process. They are at patients' disposal for any treatment-related doubts, to expedite administrative procedures, request and manage appointments, seek preferential care and provide the necessary information allowing patients to focus solely on their health.

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

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 29 medical centres called Vithas Salud. The 48 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 29 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.