“IHC is first and foremost a company where our commitment to the people we serve and with whom we work drives what we do. We are passionate about it. Our principles: Quality, Sustainability and Ethics aren’t just words on a page. They are how we run the Company.”

Dr. Gary B. Wood, Chairman and CEO
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We understand that advances in medicine are taking place all over the world. We make it our business to follow those developments, so you can take full advantage of them.  It’s worth remembering that many of the medical procedures we enjoy today were pioneered far outside our home communities. Did you know, for example, the first heart transplant was performed in South Africa? We do the same with our management practices, so that we can blend the best of our international expertise, strong local knowledge and cultural integration in order for our system to bring its patients the best patient experience and care possible.

IHC owns and manages hospitals modeled after state-of-the-art facilities and provides a full range of basic and sophisticated surgical, emergency and diagnostic services. We actively seek new opportunities where we can provide strong medical care options.

IHC’s growth strategies focus on the following objectives:

  • Developing networks of hospitals and aligned service providers in multiple Latin American markets through organic growth, acquisition and consolidation;
  • Configuring each region around a “hub” of operations focused on high acuity services along with aligned service providers (e.g. labs, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers) and diversifying away non-acute services from expensive inpatient acute care settings when the severity of illness does not warrant that intensity of service (vertical integration).
  • Instituting standardized operating systems with disciplined financial controls;
  • Introducing providers modeled after state-of-the-art facilities and services in the United States and elsewhere that provide a full range of basic and sophisticated surgical, emergency and diagnostic services; and
  • Operating in markets that are politically and economically stability and provide positive environments for patients, staff and the company.

“IHC has developed a philosophy of care we call Carelosophy. The three elements that make up Carelosophy include 360-degree vision, empathy and commitment.   First, because we espouse 360-degree vision, we can see what is taking place in the care environment.”

Cliff Orme, President
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IHC team members are taught to be involved in and concerned about every detail of the health care experience because we take care of people, their healthcare needs and their emotions.  Next, we are empathetic and care about and for every patient, give them warm service and inspire trust.  Because we develop close relationships with our patients and their families, we are memorable.  Finally, we are committed. Our people understand that a unique healthcare setting cannot be built by indifferent people.  Being truly unique in way that makes a difference in people’s lives requires teamwork and focus. Our attention to the elements of Carelosophy makes us the best hospitals in our respective regions.

IHC initiatives are based on the Company’s shared values of Quality, Sustainability and Ethics.  The highest quality is the standard for our medical and patient safety programs.  Sustainability is the simple recognition that only good business practices can make hospitals viable over long periods of time.  Ethics reflect our moral responsibility necessary when dealing with human life.

Gary Wood, ph.d.
Executive Chairman

Clifton Orme, FACHE

Leonardo GONZáLEZ, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Ricardo Castro, LL.M., M.B.A.
International General Counsel

David Mair
SR Vice PRESIDENT of Business Development

Alejandro Ayón, M.D.
Medical Director

Hospital CIMA Guanacaste
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This project was located in the northwestern region of Costa Rica, 6.5 miles from Liberia International Airport.

Hospital CIMA Hermosillo
Sonora, Mexico

This hospital provided a full range of diagnostic, emergency, medical and surgical services. The 24-hour Emergency Room had a technologically advanced trauma area and operating room with a total of five surgical suites.

Hospital CIMA Chihuahua
Chihuahua, Mexico

With two medical office buildings this facility was one of the largest groups of organized physicians in northern Mexico.

Hospital CIMA Monterrey
Nuevo León, Mexico

Hospital CIMA Monterrey provided a full range of diagnostic, emergency medical and surgical services. It had a total of three operating rooms, two delivery rooms and a combined labor-delivery-recovery room.

Hospital CIMA Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Hospital CIMA Puebla was designed to open with 54 (inpatient; 4 ICU; 4 Pediatric and Neo-Natal ICU) beds and a shelled-in space for up to 100 total beds

Hospital VITA Curitiba
Curitiba, BRazil

Hospital VITA Curitiba is a 132-bed acute-care hospital (140 licensed beds). The hospital offers a full range of medical services and is located in one of the nation’s most dynamic and fastest growing cities.

Hospital VITA Batel
Curitiba, Brazil

Hospital VITA Batel is a 90-bed acute-care hospital located in the most prestigious area of downtown Curitiba, the capital of the state of Paraná in Brazil.

Hospital VITA Volta Redonda
Volta Redonda, Brazil

The hospital had approximately 350 physicians with admitting privileges on its medical staff. Since acquisition, the hospital migrated to a high acuity hospital with 26 intensive care beds and 7 operating rooms.