TecSalud, Methodist International sign formal affiliation agreement

Published on February 21, 2013 at 1:47 AM · No Comments

TecSalud of Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey, which seeks to transform the private medical practice in México, has signed a formal affiliation agreement with Methodist International, the global subsidiary of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas USA. The seven-year affiliation agreement will include Hospital San José and Hospital Zambrano Hellion.

Through the affiliation, Hospital San José and Hospital Zambrano Hellion will facilitate patient access to the medical talent at The Methodist Hospital in specialized complementary clinical services, collaborate on the transfer of knowledge between medical teams of both institutions, and improve care through the incorporation of the best available medical practices. Methodist International also will offer educational opportunities as part of the agreement.

Hospitals San José and Zambrano Hellion will strengthen the quality of the medical services and patient care through the implementation of quality protocols, and patient safety and advanced techniques. The hospitals will also strengthen teaching through the sharing of knowledge and experiences that favor a multidisciplinary vision of healthcare.

"Houston has a tradition of excellence in the practice of medicine, surgery and research, and this partnership with Methodist International puts us on a different level," said Dr. Guillermo Torre, President of TecSalud said. "We make an international standard the norm of medical practice, strengthening strategic areas such as cardiology, neurosciences and oncology."

"The affiliation between TecSalud and Methodist International will combine the clinical and operational expertise of The Methodist Hospital with TecSalud facilities and clinicians to provide the highest-quality, most comprehensive patient care in Monterrey," said Cathy Easter, President and CEO of Methodist International. "This transforms the level of care to a standard of quality found at only a few hospitals around the world. Patients in Monterrey and the State of Nuevo Leon now will have easier access to the highest level of quality hospital care, incorporating the resources, research and practices of one of America's best hospitals."

"With this affiliation, the strategies are to strengthen quality and safety for our patients, innovate clinical care processes, and drive greater collaboration and knowledge transfer between health care teams of our institution," said Ernesto Dieck-Assad, Vice President of Administrative and Medical Centers of TecSalud.

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