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Successful Celebration of Medical Symposium Positioned Metro Pavia at the Forefront of Health in Anguilla

By: Metro Pavia Health System
The Valley,  April 25, 2014

Metro Pavia Health System (MPHS) is the largest network of hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and is also the pioneer in the medical tourism industry within the region.

With more than 20 years of experience, MPHS has once again positioned itself at the vanguard of healthcare with the celebration of its 13th annual medical symposium held in the teachers’ resource center in the valley, Anguilla. The activity was co-hosted by the Princess Alexandra Hospital, and sponsored by el San Juan Resort & Casino.

The event proved to be a successful one with the attendance of more than 70 health care professionals which included local physicians and nurses from the princess Alexandra hospital and private clinics, such as Atlantic Star Center and Hodge Medical Services and other health care professionals from St. James Medical School.

Highly skilled subspecialty MPHS staff physicians served as guest speakers. The learning objective of the symposium was to convey new techniques and present strategies in handling efficient patient care. The program consisted of:

  • Fernando Lapetina, MD, FACC, Pavía Santurce Hospital, Cardiology Department, Director
    Topic: TAVI Interventions, and Its Improvement in Patient Care
  • Jorge a. Negron Casanova, MD, Pavia Santurce Hospital, Obstetrics & Gynecology Department, Director
    Topic: New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening
  • Carlos Gomez, MD, Medical Director, Pavia Santurce, Emergency Room
    Topic: Emergency Medicine/Trauma
  • Dr. Rafael Villavicencio, MD, FACC, Pavia Health, Pediatric Cardiology
    Topic: Pediatric Tachyarrhythmia

From Left to Right: • Ms. Meridith Gumbs-Princess • Alexandra Hospital Acting CEO • Marcos Aguila, MHSA- San Francisco Hospital CEO • Fernando Lapetina M.D. FACC- Pavia Hospital Santurce Medical Faculty Chief & Cardiology Director • Rafael E. Villavicencio M.D.- Pavia Hospital San Francisco Pediatric Cardiologist • Carlos Gómez M.D.- Pavia Hospital Santurce ER Director • Jorge A. Negrón M.D.- Pavia Hospital Ob/GYN Department Director • Mrs. Madeliza Ramírez – Pavia Hospital Medical Tourism Director.

The closing speech was given by Dr. Renante Guinto, internal medicine doctor from Princess Alexandra Hospital, who thanked the audience for their participation as well as the MPHS and the Princess Alexandra Hospital staff for joining efforts to make the event a successful one.

The Pavia Santurce hospital staff expressed Metro Pavia Health System’s genuine interest and commitment in supporting continuing education programs and health care quality throughout the Caribbean.

Metro Pavia has four (4) medical tourism offices locate in:

  • St. Thomas
  • St. Croix
  • Puerto Rico
  • Tortola

Our patient advocates coordinate physicians’ appointments for the islands’ residents who wish to visit Puerto Rico for medical services. They also assist with airline transportation and hotel accommodations at discounted rates. Once the patients reach Puerto Rico, they are offered free ground transportation between airport, hotel, and hospital.

Our healthcare facilities accept most health insurances, such as Nagico, Mapfre, United Healthcare, Corvel, Bupa, Atlantic Southern/Redbridge, Triple S, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colonial, MAP, MCH, and Medicare, among others.

For those patients who do not have health insurance, MPHS offers discounted rates in most of the outpatient services by joining the free Pavia Preferred Patient Membership Program.

For more information, please contact us at: (340) 715-1190, (787) 236-2233 OR (787) 268-6060.