The Jiménez Díaz Foundation University Hospital heads the hospital excellence indices in Spain by accumulation of references from the medical community and its users. This is one of the merits that has placed it among the 20 best hospitals in the world, according to ‘Forbes’ magazine.
“When in 1963 the Institute for Medical Research and the Clinic of La Concepción were unified to form the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, a hospital model was born in Spain, which combined three fundamental legs: healthcare, teaching and research ”, the publication states. “Since then, the Jiménez Díaz Foundation has always been one step ahead in the Spanish health field,” he adds.
According to ‘Forbes’, the Jiménez Díaz Foundation is the only Spanish hospital that has managed to enter the list. To the commitment for always be at the forefront of the health sector, its pioneering character in technology and hospital model is added, but also excellence in key moments such as the coronavirus health crisis.
Proof of this is that it was the Spanish hospital with the highest occupancy by Covid patients in its ICUs, according to an analysis of data from the Ministry of Health recently carried out by Maldita.es; It was also chosen as one of the three Spanish hospitals with the best clinical approach to the pandemic, according to the Health Reputation Monitor (Merco). Likewise, the Jiménez Díaz Foundation was the first to obtain the certificate as Protected against Covid by Aenor.
In addition, at the beginning of this year, the Madrid referral center became the first hospital in the world to receive the prestigious EFQM Global Award, the recognition of Excellence in Management of greater international prestige.
Some of the criteria that ‘Forbes’ has followed when drawing up the list refer to various factors of excellence, as well as other classifications of international prestige like ‘Newsweek’ or ‘Webometrics’. These, as detailed by ‘Forbes’, are based on the recommendations of the international medical community, patient experience data and also on the Berlin Principles (2019) for the evaluation of educational institutions, given the academic nature and researcher at most centers.
After a thorough analysis, the publication has selected, in addition to the Jiménez Díaz Foundation, centers such as the American Mayo Clinic in Rochester, in Minnesota, or the John Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Meryland. The list of twenty is completed by the Toronto General Hospital (Toronto, Canada), Center Hospitalier Vaudios Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland), MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas, USA), Hôpitaux Pitié Salpêtrière (Paris, France) and the University Clinic of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany). As well as Mount Sinai (Toronto, Canada), Royal Berkshire Hospital (Reading, Berkshire, UK), Institut Curie (Paris, France), Oslo University Hospital (Norway), Asan Medical Center (Seoul, South Korea), Hospital Israelite Albert Einstein (Sao Paulo, Brazil), St. Luke’s International Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), University College London Hospital (London, United Kingdom) and The Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne, Australia); as well as the Singapore General Hospital (Singapore), Karolinska University Hospital (Sweden) or the Cleveland Clinic (Ohio).
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.