It all started like a dream... our objective was to provide the people of Costa Rica with health, well being and a new alternative to private medicine. In the year 1952, the need arose to create a private medical health care center that would provide an answer for the peoples need, since the Costa Rican public health care system was saturated. That is how a group of nuns from the Franciscan Sisters Congregation of Immaculate Conception and a group of doctors decided to begin building such a center and on March 16, 1963 they opened their doors putting themselves at the service of the ill and the general public.
As the time passed La Clínica Católica became distinguished in the country for their unique attention and total commitment to the health and life of each of their patients. This institution was known as Clínica Católica for twenty six years, during the following seventeen years the name was changed to Hospital Clínica Católica de la Purísima Concepcion Association.
In 2006 an ambitious process of administrative and infrastructure changes began, transforming the facilities into a new one of a kind concept for medical service in Costa Rica and that time the name was changed once again to the current one, Hospital Hotel Clinical Católica. On August 16, 2007 we obtained the Certification of Hospital Empowerment for a term of five years.
The Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International, which is the international branch of The Joint Commission International (USA); its mission is to improve the quality of healthcare in the international community. For over 75 years, the Joint Commission and its predecessor organization have been dedicated to improving the quality and safety of healthcare services. It evaluates approximately 16,000 healthcare programs through a voluntary accreditation process.
Since the Hospital complies with standards and regulations for quality, and patient safety, the Ministry of Health, an entity of the Costa Rican Government, has submitted the Hospital for a second accreditation with the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation. The Hospital is currently being evaluated by this organization.
To be a leading institution in Costa Rica and Latin America when it comes to providing medical and health services, using high technology with the support of our professional team while maintaining high moral standards and values. We are committed to work in a cultural environment that strives for excellence in the service of our patients, at competitive prices with the highest of standards. While ensuring that we offer all encompassing healthcare in the four focuses of medicine promotion, prevention, healing, and rehabilitation.
We are sustained by polices of efficiency, effectiveness and equity in the services that we provide, and our total support to the community and to those less fortunate.
We are Costar Rican healthcare center, where private general and integrated health services are provided, contributing to maintenance, reestablishment, and rehabilitation of the health of our national and international customers by providing them with highly qualified professionals and advanced technology in a courteous and trustworthy environment under the principals of commitment, respect, comprehension, professionalism, solidarity and honesty towards the community.