Hospital Vozandes Quito (HVQ) is a missionary urban general hospital strategically located on the north side of Ecuador’s capital city. The hospital serves as a trauma centre and has residencies in family practice and ophthalmology. The original hospital opened in 1955, and since then has grown to a 76-bed facility, with modern equipment, highly skilled doctors and nurses from around the world, and an HIV/AIDS clinic. It has gained the respect and reputation as the leading trauma centre in Quito. These vital services - plus the Charity Fund that ensures urgent medical care for those who cannot pay for it - make HVQ a model of God's love.
Visit the HVQ website (Spanish).
Services offered at Hospital Vozandes Quito
As a Christian Mission hospital we use the Word of God and medicine to proclaim the Good News of Jesus. We have staff chaplains and missionary personnel who minister God's grace to our patients, as well as providing counselling services. Another pastoral goal is to disciple our employees, enabling them to participate in the Great Commission of sharing the Gospel. The HVQ pastoral staff consists of full and part time employees, missionaries, and volunteers working together as a valuable resource for the Kingdom of God.
We keep a high level of academic and technical training among our colleagues here as an academic hospital. We have agreements with several different universities in the country, in programmes for pre- and postgraduate work for training in family medicine and otolaryngology. We currently have 19 residents and 20 interns.
Outpatient Care Specialities including:
* Anesthesia * Otolaryngology
* Internal Medicine * Pulmonary Medicine
* General Surgery * Neurosurgery
* Pediatrics * Rheumatology
* Gynecology & Obstetrics * Urology
* Family Medicine * Dermatology
* Vascular Surgery * Pediatric Surgery
* Emergency * Gastroenterology
* Ophthalmology * Maxillary / Facial Surgery
* Pathology * Hematology & Oncology
* Plastic Surgery * Laboratory
* Neurology * Mental Health
* Orthopedic Surgery * Infectious Diseases
* Nephrology * Radiology
* Cardiothoracic Surgery * Endocrinology
* Cardiology * Odontology
Other special services clinics that we provide are:
* Family Medicine
Hospital Vozandes Quito is a pioneer in primary nursing care system in the country. We offer direct care from nursing professionals, 24 hours a day. Our average patient to nurse ratio is impressive when compared to the Ecuadorian average.
Services include endoscopy, transfusions, chemotherapy, and other such procedures. As our patient base grows we are challenged to meet their healthcare needs. We have nurses and doctors who are ready to provide care in the comfort of the patient's home.
Emergency and Ambulance
Hospital Vozandes Quito has a modern accident and emergency department which is ready to treat trauma patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have an ICU (intensive care unit) with 9 beds to support our critical care patients (adult and neo). Our ambulance service is available to transport patients or to respond to disasters.
We have a complete pulmonary function lab to provide procedures such as electrocardiograms, echocardiograms, Holter monitors, spirometers, and therapeutic respirators.
Our lab has been recognised outside of the borders of Ecuador for its excellence. It offers a full array of services. We also maintain close ties to other labs in the city, which helps broaden our scope of testing. We are blessed with a state-of-the-art microbiology lab.
Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
This service has a large facility that offers many therapies. We offer laser therapy, electric stimulation, ultrasound, traction, hot presses, cryotherapy, and a gymnasium. We are able to treat patients suffering from neurological problems, trauma, cerebral paralysis, and also perform physical evaluations and treatments.
For medical imaging we provide radiology both conventional and intervention, special contrast exams, ultra sound, eco-doppler colour, tomography, panorex radiography, and mammogram.