Juan F. Luis Hospital and Metro Pavia Health System Achieves a Collaborative Agreement

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By: Metro Pavia Health System
June 23, 2017 (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Metro Pavia Health System, the largest network of affiliated hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean specialized to receive the International Patients under the Medical Tourism Program and the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center (JFL) have achieved a collaborative agreement to provide excellent medical services to patients referred by JFL at reasonable costs.

Richard T – Evangelista JFL Acting CEO

“We are very pleased to share this collaborative interest with regards to transfers of patientqs based on CMS & Joint Commission standards and requirements. Metro Pavia Health System and JFL want to ensure the continuity of care and treatment appropriate to the needs of each patient in our respective institutions,” said Metro Pavia Health System President Karen Z. Artau Feliciano. “The provision of high quality hospital medical services and continuity of patient care is the primary purpose of this agreement,” added the executive. On the other hand, attorney Richard Evangelista, Acting Chief Executive Officer at JFL, said, “The partnership with Pavia will provide patients with greater access to specialized health care within close proximity to St. Croix.”

As the private hospital network with more medical tourism certifications, Metro Pavia Health System and its affiliated hospitals have the commitment to quality and service with the community in providing extra services not available at JFL, and in supporting local doctors to improve the quality of life of residents. The hospital network possesses a distinguished and specialized medical faculty, trained at the best universities in the United States and fluent in English and Spanish. In addition to offering a Free Medical Concierge Program, the System is the only one with  information Centers located in Puerto Rico, Tortola, St. Thomas and St. Croix.

“With this new agreement, the patients referred by JFL and their companion will receive all the benefits under the International Patient Medical Concierge Program at Pavia which include: specialized treatment coordination in a timely manner according to medical recommendation, assistance 24/7 during the process of admission and/or hospital transfer, coordinated ground transportation amongst others. In addition to a personalized attention from our fully bilingual patient advocate (English/ Spanish), that will be available to assist with their needs during the MaRaMar Plaza Building 101, San Patricio Ave., Suite 960, Guaynabo, PR 00968 Tel. (787) 268-6060 / (787) 620-9767 / Fax (787) 620-9771 medicaltourismmphs.com hospital stay,”  xplained Madeliza Ramirez, Director of the Medical Tourism Program at Metro Pavia Health System. “Also we will be able to offer medical education to JFL’s faculty and clinical consultation by our medical specialists,” added Ramirez.

Metro Pavia Health System has six hospitals specialized under the Medical Tourism Program: Hospital Pavia Santurce known for its specialties in cardiology, gynecology, obstetrics, urology, and neurosurgery; Hospital Pavia Hato Rey for orthopedics and plastic surgery; Hospital Dr. Pila, with specialties in urology and orthopedics; Hospital Metropolitano in Río Piedras with services in oncology and women’s care; Hospital Pavia Arecibo, with its hyperbaric chamber and specialty in gastroenterology; and Hospital San Francisco for pediatric and general surgery services.

Metro Pavia Health System accepts most health insurances, such as: Mapfre, United Healthcare, Medicare, Corvel, Atlantic Southern/Redbridge, Triple S, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Nagico, Colonial, NHI, MAP, among others. For uninsured patients, the System offers preferred rates in most of the outpatient services by joining the free Extra Care Card, a preferred patient membership program.

The Pavia St. Croix Information Center office hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. If you are interested in receiving more information about this topic, please contact the office at 340-719-6631/340-715-1190 or visit www.medicaltourismmphs.com.

Metro Pavía Health System is the largest affiliated hospital network in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean with twelve hospitals across the Island: Hospital Pavia Santurce; Hospital Pavia Hato Rey; Hospital Perea, Mayagüez; Hospital Metropolitano, Guaynabo; Hospital Pavia Yauco; Hospital Pavia Arecibo; Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Susoni, Arecibo; Hospital San Francisco, Río Piedras; Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila, Ponce; Hospital Metropolitano Psiquiátrico, Cabo Rojo; Hospital Metropolitano de La Montaña, Utuado and Hospital Metropolitano San Germán. The affiliated hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission (JCAHO), certified by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and members in good standing of the American Hospitals Association. Metro Pavia has the most complete group of medical specialists and subspecialists U.S. Board Certified and fluent in the English language and the only system with presence on the USVI and BVI Territories.