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Johns Hopkins Medicine expands reach in Latin America
Date:2/11/2013

edited hospitals in a nation with more than 30 million citizens.

"We are very proud to have signed this agreement. It represents a turning point in the history of Peruvian health care, allowing us to be one of the driving forces of its improvement," says Guillermo Garrido Lecca, general manager of Pacfico Salud. "Through our continued collaboration and knowledge transfer initiatives with a world leader in academic medicine, we aim to become the model for local and international health care institutions."

The affiliation agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International is the first of its kind in Peru, one of Latin America's fastest growing economies. It also represents a major step forward for Pacfico Salud as it advances its leadership role in the Peruvian private health care realm.

The two organizations began their collaboration in 2012 with a series of activities that included an assessment of Pacfico Salud's health care facilities and an intensive training program for its leaders in health care finance and management. Pacfico Salud currently operates five inpatient facilities across the country.


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