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Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica

Hospital Punta Pacifica

Panama City, Panama

2002 - Present



Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica is a state-of-the-art, private medical facility in Panama that provides high-quality care to patients from Central America and the Caribbean. 

About Our Agreement

Johns Hopkins Medicine International signed an agreement with Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica in 2002. Under this agreement, which was renewed and extended in 2017 and now runs through 2026, Johns Hopkins Medicine International provides services including:

  • Clinical program development
  • Nursing development
  • Quality and patient safety program development
  • Educational observerships at Johns Hopkins 
  • On-site specialty lectures for physicians
  • Patient referral services to the United States for highly complex cases

Joint Commission International Accreditation

2020, 2017, 2014, 2011

Points of Pride

  • Ranked by America Economia as one of the top health care facilities in Latin America (2014–2019)
  • First hospital in Central America to receive accreditation as a primary stroke center by the Joint Commission International (2019)
  • Opened the first pediatric emergency room in the private health sector (2017)
  • Selected by the Panamanian Ministry of Health to establish a heart transplant center (2015) and performed the first successful heart transplant in Panama’s history (2016)
  • First private hospital in Panama to receive an International Organization for Standardization 9001 certification for its quality laboratory management system (2014)

What Our Affiliate Says

“In March 2002, we signed an agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International to help us achieve our vision of offering Panamanian citizens a private hospital with the highest standards in quality, patient safety and service. Over the years, Johns Hopkins has helped Pacífica Salud Hospital Punta Pacífica elevate patient care through regular educational and preparatory visits by Johns Hopkins experts. We continually strive to innovate, grow and surpass expectations, so our patients know they can expect the best.” 

— Dr. Jacobo Cohen, Board of Directors, Pacífica Salud
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