Hospital Metropolitano Vivian Pellas: Revolutionizing health in Nicaragua
Vivian Pellas has established cooperation agreements with institutions in the United States and Central America with the purpose of increasing their staff's medical knowledge. Some of these institutions are the Baptist Health Systems and Jackson Memorial Hospital (both in Miami, Fla.), as well as St. Luke's Episcopal hospital (Houston, Texas).
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Exchange programs with other medical centers in Central America and the Dominican Republic are held through Asociacion de Hospitales Privados' (private hospitals association) connections, these programs have brought benefits in nursing practices.
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Health professionals go through constant training to be prepared for the necessary endeavors demanded by the opening of new service units. In order to accomplish medical excellence, the staff undergoes training abroad in the fields of new diagnostic areas, acquiring scientific knowledge regarding these and other subjects. To set some examples, the medical staff heads to Miami and Mexico to receive training by experienced doctors for the proper reading of images produced by a 128-slice tomography; and also to take courses updating them in specialties such as cardiology and neuroscience.
"We are constantly raising our entire staff's knowledge level for advanced technology operation, providing the most exact evaluations to our patients," says Abdalah.
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