The Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital returns to take first place in the prestigious 'ranking' 'Index of Hospital Excellence', prepared by the Institute Coordinates in public and private clinics, for the fifth consecutive year, which strengthens its leadership within Spanish health, one of the best in the world. Madrid remains the queen on this list, with five centers in its top 10, followed by Catalonia, which has four, and Valencia, which has only one. Another novelty is the rise of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, He returns to second position after one year.
The University and Politècnic Hospital La Fe of Valencia takes a deserved eighth place, thus defeating the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville, which reached ninth position last year. It also highlights the rise of Gregorio Marañón, which rises two more levels in its category to be in fourth place in this top 10 health eminence.
We have an autonomous system in which each community presents specific characteristics and needs
The 'Hospital Excellence Index 2019' has published these results after having made nearly 2,000 surveys of medical professionals working in their centers. Quality of care, personalized attention to the patient and efficiency of resources are some of the scales used to measure the degree of excellence in each hospital.
“We can be proud that Spain, the third country in the world with the highest life expectancy (83.3 years), with one of the lowest preventable and treatable mortality rates, have one of the highest quality and most efficient systems in the world, ”he values Jesús Sánchez Lambás, Executive Vice President of the Coordinates Institute, to El Confidencial.
||Jiménez Díaz Foundation
||Hospital Clinic Barcelona
||La Paz Hospital
||Gregorio Marañón Hospital
||Hospital Quirónsalud Madrid
||Vall d'Hebron Hospital
||San Carlos Clinical University Hospital
||Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe
||Teknon Medical Center
In this regard, and despite the worldwide fame of which our Health presumes, the vice president has asked “A cohesive system that is capable of responding, prioritizing health interests to political and ideological, to shared challenges such as waiting lists, the sustainability of the system itself or equal access to technological advances and therapeutic innovations ”. Lambás has recognized that we have “an autonomous system in which each autonomous community has specific characteristics and needs ”.
The Coordinates Institute has also selected the best hospital by community, except for the first ones on the list. Thus, in northern Spain, the University Hospital of A Coruña (Galicia), the General University Hospital of Oviedo (Asturias), the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander (Cantabria), the University Hospital Cruces de Bilbao (Basque Country) and the Pamplona Hospital Complex (Navarre). In the peninsular center, they stand out the Río Hortega University Hospital of Valladolid (Castile and León), Miguel Servet University Hospital of Zaragoza (Aragon), Badajoz University Hospital (Extremadura) and the General University Hospital of Ciudad Real (Castilla la Mancha).
In the east stand out the Valencian mentioned above and the Virgen de La Arrixaca University Hospital of Murcia. Finally, the peninsular south is led by the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital of Seville (Andalusia), the University Hospital of Ceuta and the Regional Hospital of Melilla. In insular territory, they stand out Son Espases University Hospital from Palma de Mallorca and Our Lady of Candelaria University Hospital in Tenerife.
The 'Hospital Excellence Index' understands by excellence the sum of quality of care, hospital service, well-being and patient satisfaction, innovative capacity, personalized attention and resource efficiency, betting on the sustainability of a public system, free and of quality. All this has, of course, the well-being of the patient, the citizen who pays his taxes and contributions or the individual who pays for his own health. It is precisely the quality and medical innovation that are the two pillars that must ensure the performance of hospitals and health professionals in our country.