Catalonia can boast of hospitals. It is the autonomous community that concentrates the largest number. According to data from the Annual Report of the National Health System – published on November 2, 2023 –, it brings together 184 hospital centers distributed among the provinces of Barcelona, ​​Tarragona, Lleida and Girona. And the number continues to grow, since a new hospital will soon join this offer.

The figures say it all: 101 million euros of investment, more than 40,000 m2 of surface and a team of 1,800 health and non-health professionals at the service of a hospital that aspires to offer effective and efficient health care. “The new hospital condenses the entire value proposition that, for 12 years, has placed our company and its 12,600 professionals in the leadership of private healthcare,” declared Dr. Pedro Rico, general director of Vithas.

This is not the only Vithas center in the region. The Vithas Lleida Hospital and the Vithas Lleida, Tàrrega (Lleida) and Garraf Medical Centers (in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona) already represent the healthcare group’s commitment to Catalonia, a key territory in the company’s growth and expansion plans. In the same vein and with the intention of continuing to promote its commitment to Catalonia, the Vithas Group sponsors the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell – Conde de Godó Tennis Trophy, one of the most emblematic sporting events in the city.

Now, the Vithas Barcelona Hospital is called to be a benchmark in the Barcelona and Catalan healthcare environment thanks to its extensive portfolio of services with the main medical-surgical and highly complex specialties, cutting-edge healthcare technology and an innovative and sustainable architectural concept. A value proposition that will also have an impact in Esplugues de Llobregat.

“Esplugues is part of the Innovation and Health Biocluster, and the arrival of the Vithas Barcelona Hospital will help enhance the positioning of our medical and biotechnological innovation district in the European framework, which will be the engine of scientific and economic transformation, generating talent attraction. and resources of international scope in the healthcare, university, technological and research fields,” they point out from the Esplugues de Llobregat City Council.

In terms of infrastructure, the hospital center will be equipped with 160 individual rooms, 13 operating rooms, 30 positions for adults and 8 pediatric positions for 24-hour emergencies, 52 consultations with the main medical specialties and subspecialties, and 12 beds for adults and five positions for neonatal care. and pediatrics in the Intensive Care Unit.

The hospital’s comprehensive and innovative offering will offer patients outstanding services such as diagnostic imaging, with cutting-edge technology in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and conventional and interventional radiology; the Oncology Unit, which will incorporate a day hospital with spaces adapted to the needs of patients and the latest technology in diagnosis and treatment; and the obstetric block, made up of fetal monitoring units, individual labor and recovery units and a cesarean section operating room.

The new Vithas hospital center stands out for its medical and technological excellence, and for its research and university vocation. With this approach, the construction of the new center is being carried out following the high quality parameters defined by the Joint Commission International, the most demanding certification of healthcare excellence at an international level and which has recently accredited Vithas as a company with the Joint Commission. Enterprise, as well as three of its hospitals.

In line with the group’s firm commitment to Catalonia, Vithas Barcelona will be a large hospital that will surely be followed by new investments: “We continue to explore new expansion opportunities in Barcelona and Catalonia, a strategic territory for our company,” underlines its general director. , Dr. Pedro Rico.