|The CIMA Hospital (Center for International
Medicine Advanced) recently received
special accreditation by the government of Costa
Rica, making it the first in the country to
have achieved this honor.
This is an added honor when you consider the life
expectancy of people in Costa Rica is longer
than people in the USA. (77.3
years for Costa Rica, 76.2
years for the U.S. according to the United Nations common database.) CIMA Hospital is designed to
meet exacting requirements for patient care and surgical
procedures, and offers the best
These high quality services are combined in a truly state-of-the-art facility, dedicated to guarantee your safety, security and comfort.
The hospital is operated by the International Hospital Corporation, headquartered in Dallas. Other CIMA medical facilities are located in: Mexico at Chihuahua, Hermosillo, Santa Engracia and Pueblo and also in Brazil at Curitiba, Florianopolis, and Volta Redondo.
One wing of the hospital is used entirely by doctors from all over the world who specialize in nearly all disciplines of medicine. Another building with an additional
negotiations to build a comprehensive oncology center on the third floor are under way.
CIMA Hospital is a place to save money and to receive the best of medical care. Regardless if the procedure is required or elective, CIMA has the doctors, nurses, and equipment to provide the best of care. There are 170 qualified physicians representing over 60 specialties, a complete imaging department including open MRI, CT, Xray, ultrasound, endoscopy, a full service laboratory, and a 24 hour pharmacy.
The United States veterans have an office in the lobby. CIMA Hospital in San Jose is the only hospital in Central America that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. There is a special international insurance claims department with a staff to assist Americans.
Foreigners represent more than 25% of the patients at CIMA Hospital and the percentage is growing. "Health tourism" represents about 15% of all visits to Costa Rica. Patients can now receive effective treatment in nearly any area of medicine in a manner that is more responsive than most American hospitals. Can you afford to use American hospitals?