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.
The Methodist Hospital has a legacy of over 90 years of medical milestones that attracts patients from around the world, and is a founding member and partner of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. Methodist is primarily affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian, two of the nation's leading centers for clinical care, medical education and research. The Methodist Hospital offers international patients access to several world-renowned centers of excellence, including Methodist Debakey Heart & Vascular Institute, the Methodist Neurological Institute, Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center, and the Methodist Cancer Center. Leveraging clinical excellence, compassionate care and world-class physicians, The Methodist Hospital and its staff physicians treat more than 7,200 international patient encounters from 93 countries each year. Recognized in 13 specialties by U.S. News and World Report, Methodist has been named the best hospital in Texas, and best of all Houston hospitals in the world's largest medical center.
Methodist International sets a global standard of excellence in patient-centered care, education and training, clinical collaboration, and advisory services. Through its award-winning clinical and professional expertise, Methodist International gives international partners and patients a single point of contact for meeting the unique needs of international patients who travel thousands of miles to seek healing at The Methodist Hospital.
TecSalud is an entity of Sistema Tecnologico de Monterrey with a new philosophy that combines experience, medical talent and advanced technology for patient care to positively impact the formation of health professional groups and cutting-edge research through its hospitals San José and Zambrano Hellion. Hospital San José is an institution founded upon the continued pursuit of excellence and enjoys high prestige within the medical community and among patients, families and the general public. Hospital Zambrano Hellion, established as the headquarters of the Institutes of TecSalud, offers patients medical services and highly specialized physicans with a commitment to patient-centered care.
Both Hospital San José and Hospital Zambrano Hellion are academically affiliated hospitals which host the medical training and residency programs of the Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud del Tecnológico de Monterrey.