Clínica Tec 100 is now H+ San Miguel de Allende
By Melanie Lansing
H+ stands for hospital services plus a whole lot more. H+’s mission is to care for patients’ lives and safety, according to Clinical and Administrative Director Dr. Claudia Aguilar Chalela. Here is what Peace of Mind in San Miguel learned in its recent interview.
Melanie Lansing: Could you provide a brief summary of why Clínica Tec 100 is now H+ San Miguel de Allende?
Claudia Aguilar Chalela: Clínica Tec 100 owners and board members were looking to improve the quality and level of patient care and services. Their goal was to consolidate services and expand the current infrastructure. They partnered with Discovery Americas, a Mexican private equity fund with investments in education, health, and transportation. Grupo H+ is their health enterprise comprised of H+ Hospital in Cabo San Lucas and Villazul Retirement Residence in Mexico City. Tec 100 Hospital in Querétaro will become H+ Querétaro in December 2015. Grupo H+ is committed to redefining the standard of quality in healthcare by focusing on patients’ welfare, with an emphasis on a supportive staff, quality patient care, and continuous service improvement.
ML: Are the hospital services, costs, and level of care going to be different?
CACH: The hospital staff will remain the same, plus the level and quality of care will improve. There are no current increases in prices. We are completing a new specialty medicine office building adjacent to the hospital with 21 medical offices with over 20 different medical specialties, a pharmacy, and a mini mart. An interior hallway will connect the offices to the hospital to provide direct access. Doctors are board certified and credentialed to assure patient safety and healthcare.
ML: How will these changes benefit San Miguel residents?
CACH: The addition of the specialty medicine offices will facilitate multidisciplinary medical care, which was previously unavailable. For example, the new Acute and Chronic Wound Treatment Center will allow us to treat patients with a variety of ulcers as well as burn victims. There will also be a Rehabilitation Center for patients who need physical therapy. The hospital has also acquired new surgical and medical equipment.
Similarly, H+ San Miguel has contracted with the Mexican Red Cross to offer hospitalized patients transportation to Queretaro for diagnostic imaging tests. Outpatient diagnostic imaging tests at Tec 100 Querétaro will also be offered at a discount when pre-paid for at H+ San Miguel de Allende.
ML: Do you have any other comments?
CACH: I just want to say how pleased we are with the new changes. We are an enthusiastic group dedicated to seeking the best outcome for our patients. Our medical, nursing, and administrative staff will also be receiving on-going clinical and professional training from Grupo H+.
I want to thank Melanie, Peace of Mind in San Miguel, as well as Atención, for providing me with the opportunity to update the community on this new direction.