ImSan has a collaboration with Baptist Health International to guarantee high-quality medical procedures, seeking international accreditation from the “Joint Commission International Accreditation” (JCI).
This expansion cost 60 million florins and will create new job opportunities for 50 new positions. This expansion includes a state of the art Radiotherapy Department.
There is a mutual agreement with Baptist Health for Radiotherapy support which is the first time such treatment will be given in Aruba. This will make it possible for patients to receive care in Aruba instead of abroad helping reduce AZV’s International Radiotherapy care costs drastically. The personnel is currently undergoing intensive training from professionals of Baptist, while the new equipment is undergoing the final tests by Baptist, making sure they are ready to provide high-end radiotherapy treatment. The new equipment is scheduled to be up and running soon, depending on the outcome of the tests. No treatment will start unless the tests are completed by Baptist Health. Patient safety is crucial for Baptist. The new equipment, the “Varian Halcyon Elite” with a linear accelerator, is the first of its kind in the Caribbean and Latin American region.
The AZV sends approximately 200 patients for radiotherapy treatment to foreign countries. With this new addition, about 85% of patients can be treated in Aruba by ImSan. Only patients requiring complicated treatment will be sent abroad for treatment.
The ImSan now also has its own CT Scan and Ultrasound. A second ultrasound will soon be available as well.
The renovation and expansion of the ImSan make it possible now for eye-specialists to work at the ImSan with the newly acquired state of the art equipment. The first retina surgery was performed on the 10th of January 2020.
The ImSan now also has their very own anesthesiologist making it possible to perform surgery in San Nicolas. The operating room is well equipped with hi-tech medical equipment.
The Sterilization Department
The Sterilization Department is fully operational for the very first time in San Nicolas. The sterilization process undergoes 3 phases; the collection of used equipment which is collected in a designated room, followed by the cleaning of the equipment in another room and the sterilization in yet another room.
The first phase of the renovations of the emergency department is completed. There are emergency care rooms for adults and children.