Rafael Caso
Medical Director
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Continuous Education, Clinical Best Practices Improve Healthcare

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 18:26

Q: How does Ginequito ensure its services provide integral medical care for women and newborns?
A: As a general hospital, Ginequito offers the finest medical attention by complying with quality policies through continuous revision of medical procedures. The hospital is constantly modernizing according to the trends transforming the industry, including humanized childbirth. It is essential to provide an atmosphere of warmth, safety and quality from attention to infrastructure.
Ginequito also follows a teaching-hospital model and has established important partnerships with universities and the public sector. We are presently working with the University of Monterrey (UDEM) and government-led hospitals on a training program that will provide physicians with continuous improvement. One of the best examples of how Ginequito combines training and best practices to enhance quality was the creation of a manual devoted to training doctors, gynecologists and obstetricians.
Q: What makes Ginequito stand out from other hospitals in the northeast?
A: Ginequito has over 43 years of experience. The hospital began with a group of gynecologists who over the years have created an integral model of women’s healthcare. The hospital offers specialist services that cover the well-being of women at different stages of their lives, from youth, through the reproductive stage and pregnancy, to old age. Ginequito even offers sub-specialty fields, such as gynecological oncology, and works with institutions like the Human Conception Study Institute, which was the first fertility center in southern Mexico.
Q: How does Ginequito participate in lowering maternal and infant mortality rates?
A: Despite being among the states with highest growth rates in the health sector, Nuevo Leon also has a high maternal and infant mortality rate. This is also a common problem nationwide. However, gyneco-obstetric practices and other areas related to maternal and child health have improved over the years. Ginequito is part of a public-private initiative to promote best practices related to maternal and child health. As a women’s health hospital, it is our responsibility and mission to encourage protocols that foster the adoption of best care practices in Nuevo Leon and Mexico in general.
Health is not only the responsibility of hospitals. We think collaboration among other companies, institutes, insurers, universities and organizations is essential to create maternal and child health expertise. Insurers, for example, are helping us to understand how to make our services more efficient and accessible. The better communication between the parties, the greater the likelihood of success with procedures, which results in better patient care and a cost-effective performance for the insurer and the hospital.  
Q: How can telemedicine help provide remote gynecological care?
A: Technology is increasingly important to improve both access and quality in healthcare. Regarding maternal and child health, Ginequito is in the process of developing a digital program that can be used via a mobile device to improve the education of our doctors and other health professionals. We are going to start our pilot tests with topics related to pre-eclampsia and we hope we can expand it to other issues in the future.
Q: What are Ginequito’s growth and development expectations?
A: In the medium term, Ginequito would like to increase the penetration of its services. It is vital to implement strategies that improve medical practices and that also keep the hospital at the forefront of innovation in the field. We want to create an environment where mother and child feel safe. Another important challenge is how to grow our installed capacity to support Monterrey and other nearby cities. Ginequito will continue being a point of reference not only for general and specialized attention in the mother and child area, but also in subspecialties that are seeing increasing demand.