Hospital Nacional

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Hospital Nacional
Hospital Nacional, Panama (logo).jpg
Hospital Nacional Panama.jpg
Hospital Nacional in 2011
Geography
LocationAvenida Cuba and 38th Street, Panama City, Panama
Organisation
Hospital typePrivate
Services
Beds80
History
Founded9 July 1973
Links
Websitewww.hospitalnacional.com
ListsHospitals in Panama
Other linksList of hospitals in Panama

Hospital Nacional (English: National Hospital) is a private hospital in Panama City, Panama. It is located at Avenida Cuba and 38th Street in Bella Vista.

History[edit]

Clinica Nacional (National Clinic), a small 10-bed facility with one operating room, one delivery room and a small newborn unit, opened on 9 July 1973 at Justo Arosemena Avenue and 38th Street in Panama City, Panama. It exclusively provided OB/GYN services, and became known as "Clinica de la Mujer" (The Women's Clinic). To accommodate its growth to 25 beds, it moved to a larger location across the street in January 1980

In September 1994, Centro Médico Nacional (National Medical Center) opened, housing 110 specialists.

By that time, the smaller clinic's fame made further expansion feasible. On 20 August 1998, a new building was inaugurated on Avenida Cuba, between 38th and 39th Streets in Panama City, where the clinic was renamed Hospital Nacional.

Facilities[edit]

Hospital Nacional is an 80-bed facility offering all major medical specialties. The Intensive Care Unit has eight adult and five pediatric beds. The neonatal ICU can care for 5 patients at a time. Experienced registered nurses are available at all times.

Services[edit]

Insurance[edit]

Hospital Nacional works with all major Panamanian insurance companies, and also has a special International Insurances Department dedicated to handling International Insurance Programs.

Coordinates: 8°58′23.49″N 79°32′1.77″W / 8.9731917°N 79.5338250°W / 8.9731917; -79.5338250