A private institution, San Vicente de Paúl is located in the northern part of the city and is easily accessed by the Metro at the Hospital station. The hospital opened its doors in 1934 and its extensive premises include 15 hospital rooms and 5 intensive care rooms, including one for newborn babies and one for infants. In fact, the Clarita Santos wing is exclusively devoted to assisting children.
The hospital has the most modern building and facility for the assistance of kidney patients undergoing dialysis and transplant. Created in 1968, the transplant group performed the first bone marrow transplant in Latin America, the first simultaneous kidney & pancreas transplant and the first liver transplant. In association with the Santa Maria Cardiovascular Clinic, it performed the first heart transplant in Colombia. The hospital also successfully carried out the second larynx transplant in the world as well as the first trachea transplant.
Among its many services, the most outstanding are its liver, kidney, bone marrow & bone transplants. Other specialties include treatments associated with urology, hand reimplants and a pain center. Its Clinica del Dolor (Pain Clinic) is exclusively devoted to this area of medicine.
CALLE 64 & CARERRA 51D METRO HOSPITAL
TEL: (574) 444-1333
http://www.elhospital.org.co/english/home.htm (*english translation)