Region/Countries: Mexico, North America Industry: Biosciences / Medical Devices Date: June 2020

Why this is important to Wisconsin businesses: Details on the largest hospitals overall, as well as in maternity, diagnostic imaging and cardiovascular health

For Mexico and all of Latin America, it is not easy to access up-to-date and reliable information on hospital conditions. However, this update will present the available information about Mexico’s largest hospitals so Wisconsin producers of medical equipment can pursue export connections.

The health system in Mexico is made up of entities including the Mexican Institute of Social Security, the Institute of Social Security for State Workers, Pemex Hospitals, National Institutes of Health, Hospitals of the Mexican National Army (Sedena) and Hospitales de la Marina Nacional.

Speaking specifically of hospitals in Mexico, the 10 hospitals with the largest number of beds, including outpatient beds, are the Women's Hospital of the Government of Mexico City with 961 beds, General Hospital of Mexico (944 beds), Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde (924), Hospital Central Militar (792), La Raza Medical Center of the IMSS (740), Guadalajara Juan I. Menchaca Civil Hospital (693), Eleuterio González University Hospital (682), IMSS Regional Hospital 46 in Guadalajara and the Hospital de Gineco Obstetricia 23 of the IMSS in Monterrey (584).

In the second category of hospitals, those best equipped for maternity and infants are Women's Hospital (with the largest amount of maternity equipment, including ultrasound machines, incubators and cribs) with 480 in total, followed by the IMSS Obstetrics 23 Gynecology Hospital in Monterrey (288), the Maternal and Child Regional Hospital (225), the Obstetrics-Gynecology Hospital of the La Raza Medical Center (218), the General Hospital of Mexico (213), the National Institute of Perinatology I Espinosa de Los Reyes (200), Hospital de Gineco Obstetricia 4 of the IMSS (known as Gineco 4) in Mexico City, Hospital de Gineco Pediatrí­a 48 of the IMSS in León, Hospital Regional Zaragoza of the ISSSTE (136) and Hospital Materno Infantil Esperanza López Mateos in Guadalajara (134).

The hospitals with the largest amount of diagnostic imaging equipment are the 20 de Noviembre Hospital of the ISSSTE, the Hospital de la Mujer, the General Hospital of México, the Zaragoza Hospital of the ISSSTE, the Bicentennial Hospital of the Independence from ISSSTE, the Espinosa de los Reyes National Institute of Perinatology, Hospital Centenario de la Revolución of ISSSTE in Tultitlán; Adolfo López Mateos Hospital of ISSSTE, La Raza Medical Center and Obstetrics Gynecology Hospital number 23 of IMSS in Monterrey.

The hospitals with the highest concentration of cardiovascular health equipment are Hospital General de México, Instituto Nacional de Cardiologí­a Ignacio Chávez, Hospital 20 de Noviembre of ISSSTE, Hospital Zaragoza of ISSSTE, Hospital General Agustín O’ Morán, Hospital de Cardiologí­a del CMN Siglo XXI, La Raza Medical Center, Hospital Dr Manuel Cárdenas de la Vega of ISSSTE in Culiacán, Civil Hospital of Guadalajara Juan I. Menchaca, and General Hospital of Zone No. 1 (Gabriel Mancera) of the IMSS.