A New Hospital Is Coming to San Miguel
By Sandra Ríos
A new hospital will join the city’s health services, which already include two hospitals (one public and one private) a clinic of the Secretaría de Salud and another clinic. MAC (Advanced Medical with You) is a private hospital chain that operates under the certification standards of the General Health Council. It has other hospitals in Celaya, Aguascalientes, and Irapuato. It will be located at the entrance to Alcocer, opposite Liverpool. With an area of one hectare, the MAC hospital will have an extensive public parking space. Construction and equipment of the facility should be completed within a year.
MAC San Miguel will have 50 doctor’s offices, 30 rooms, 4 operating rooms, an emergency department, intensive neonatal and adult therapy, an advanced diagnosis unit with a laboratory, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound and mammography, and a hemodialysis unit, among other services.
MAC San Miguel belongs to the Mexican Association of Hospitals. It works with all insurance companies in Mexico to facilitate patient care at affordable prices. It also works with insurers from the United States and Europe for foreign patients. Through the Fundación MAC, this hospital group has performed more than 1.000 cataract surgeries for elderly people, 15 heart surgeries, and several cleft palate surgeries for low-income children, giving follow-up to the children through Fundación Carita Feliz so they can have a quick recovery and speech training. MAC is also affiliated with Seguro Popular to serve low-income people.
Ramón Gerardo Medellín Aguirre, Secretary of the Town Council, said: “Today San Miguel de Allende and its municipalities require a lot of health services. We have an important deficit in the state of Guanajuato in that sector, so a hospital like this that comes to help many people with few resources is a major benefit.”