Tijuana will have a new hospital catering to Americans that seek medical care. In a bi-national agreement, including Scripps Health, the hospital will strive to obtain international accreditation from the Joint Commission - a standard currently met by only four facilities in Mexico and none in Tijuana.
The $120 million dollar investment will be walking distance from the San Ysidro border and will be home to all major branches of medicine.
Scripps Health will be partnering with their Mexican counter part and will have their name on the finished hospital.
This is great news for the region; I am excited to see the continued growth. I personally have not had any major medical work done south of the border, but I do know many friends and family that have utilized services without a hitch.
One big benefit to utilizing medical services in Tijuana is a medical pass program that Mexico has set up. The pass allows you to cross the border north in your own line. Making the border wait very minimal. I recently saw the line with 4 cars in it!
Salud - Jason