Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia

by Hospital of San Vicente Foundation
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia
Improving health care for the elderly in Colombia

Rocio is a 75 year old patient who arrived at our hospital in a complicated state of health and with very deteriorated vital signs after having visited several hospitals and not being attended, she was received by our staff and immediately proceeded to perform tests in order to give her an accurate diagnosis. After several days in the ICU and procedures, she was diagnosed with renal failure, which allowed her to begin the dialysis process and considerably improve her quality of life.

She is very grateful to our hospital and says "the doctors of San Vicente saved my life, thanks to them who studied my case so much I can have a quality of life and continue to share with my family, since I left the hospital I feel that I lived again".

With your contributions you help us so that more older adults can have access to highly complex care from our specialists.

The campaign "little by little" is getting closer and you can help us so that more seniors can receive specialized care and have a successful recovery. Donate and contribute to this cause!

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The Santiago Corazón Children's Unit is a space dedicated to the care of pediatric patients with highly complex cardiac problems, this area of our Hospital is equipped with the best technology and allows us to meet the needs of the region for the care of children with heart disease.


With the help of multiple benefactors, this Unit has operated on 352 children, who were given the best care by the hand of our specialists and medical team, seeking their well-being in the short and long term so that they can continue to lead a happy childhood. During the year 2022 we have intervened 34 children, most of them coming from low-income or remote regions, who thanks to our commitment to the welfare and donations can receive comprehensive care without any impediment.


Thanks to the great support we have received, we can continue to provide specialized care in heart disease to children in our Hospital San Vicente Fundación, always watching over their welfare and contributing to reduce the number of child deaths from heart disease each year.

With your contributions it is possible to continue providing care with specialists and equipment of the best technology to low-income children suffering from heart disease, we hope to continue counting on your donations.

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Melani is a brave little girl from Montería, a municipality located in the Caribbean region of Colombia. When she was born 9 months ago she could not breathe on her own, which is why she underwent some studies where she was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a severe congenital heart disease consisting of a hole in the tissue that separates the left and right sides of her heart.

Due to the complexity of her diagnosis, she was transferred to our Children's Hospital in Medellin where all our staff received her with open arms, providing her with the best care and treatment for a speedy recovery. Her mother Liceth tells us how the process has been since they arrived in the city: "we came with high expectations because we were told that here they had all the equipment and specialists to care for my girl, we have received a lot of attention and they have even done therapies so that she can eat".

Currently Melani and her mother are in a foster home waiting for a surgery to be performed in the coming days in order to improve her quality of life, allowing her to return home with her family soon.

With your contributions you make it easier for little ones like Melani to have the opportunity to have access to a complete and specialized care, where they can have a complete and successful recovery by the hand of our specialists.

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Samuel is a baby with Down syndrome who was born five months ago with all the desire to live in a hospital in Medellín.

His father, Fernando, decided to consult our Hospital San Vicente Fundación about the evolution of his son, after performing several medical tests it was discovered that little Samuel had heart failure.

Congenital heart diseases are heart diseases that are present at the time of birth of the baby, and is due to an alteration in the development and formation of the heart during the embryonic period.

His father, Fernando, expresses his gratitude to the staff and the attention they have given his baby during his stay, and will continue to do all the tests to be able to know the state of the heart of his little Samuel.

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Juan Sebastian, is a baby who was born a week ago with all the will to live in a hospital in Medellin.

His mother, Dora, decided to consult the emergency room of our Hospital San Vicente Fundación because the baby was a little restless, after conducting several tests sent by the attending physician Juan Sebastian was diagnosed with aortic stenosis.

Aortic stenosis occurs when the aortic valve of the heart does not open completely and this reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the aorta and to the rest of the body.

Her mother, Dora, expresses her gratitude to the staff and the care given to her and her baby during her stay, and she will continue to have all the tests done on her baby so she can continue to follow up with him.

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Hospital of San Vicente Foundation

Location: Medellin, Antioquia - Colombia
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Twitter: @sanvicentefund
Project Leader:
Ana María Londoño Rivera
Medellin, Antioquia Colombia
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