About us

Málaga Health, More than just medical quality for your health

 

The Costa del Sol is already well known as a privileged area for tourism. Wonderful climate, international airport, high-speed train connections, highways, golf courses, hotels and other accommodation facilities, Mediterranean gastronomy... all those are very good complements to another quite relevant feature: its remarkable health-care infrastructure.

The Malaga Health Foundation (MH) is a private non-profit institution created to promote Málaga and the “Costa del Sol” as an international health-care destination.

Malaga Health is conceived as a local self-regulated “club”, and also as a quality label for its members. Any organisation related to Medical Travel -or Health Tourism- activities may become a member of Malaga Health, provided that it is considered to offer first-class services in the Costa del Sol area.

Quality evaluation includes technical, commercial and ethical aspects. Evaluation committees will take into account standard metrics and certifications, but also personal opinions and recommendations. Eventually, any case will be subject to a peer-assessment process, in which all the MH members may take part.

Self-regulation relies on several facts:

  • Peer evaluation is feasible and reliable because of the local scope of Malaga Health.
  • Being a private foundation makes it easier to avoid both political interference and bureaucratic overload.
  • As a non-profit organisation, decisions are not subject to the requirements of investors or shareholders.

The initial approach of Malaga Health consists in helping customers make the best choice about medical and other related services, by means of a thorough and friendly display of the different alternatives. Medical services offered by the members of Malaga Health are collected in a relational database, together with comprehensive information about professionals, centres, procedures and conditions. Other related services will be presented as well, with a level of detail adequate to their particular characteristics.

Further extensions to this initial approach are already planned, but their particular implementation will be subject to the demands of customers and members, keeping always in mind the mission and foundational principles of Malaga Health.

 

Founders and Trustees

The founders of Málaga Health Foundation are a group of people from Málaga that decided to promote health and tourism initiatives by means of a private foundation. They are the original members of the Board of Trustees.

The institutional trustees are the organisations that decided to support the Foundation and were accepted as qualified members, holding a representation in the Board of Trustees

Founders and Trustees

  • Miguel Such Martinez
  • Emilio Alba
  • José Alba
  • Manuel Camas
  • Juan José Gómez

Institutional Trustees

  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
    Vithas Xanit International Hospital

    Xanit International Hospital, with its two leading departments, the Xanit Institute of Oncology (IOX) and the Department of Cardiology, is the private hospital of note on the Costa del Sol. Situated in Benalmádena (Málaga) and with a team of personnel consisting of more than 650 professionals, its objectives are to guarantee a quality healthcare service whilst offering its patients the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic advances.

    www.xanitmedicaltourism.com
  • Miramar Medical Institute
    Miramar Medical Institute

    Instituto Médico Miramar  is set in a restored, unique and striking building in Paseo de Miramar, Málaga The facilities include a conference room wit capacity for 60 people to attend multimedia broadcasts of operations in real time from either of the Clinics two operating theatres.  The centre has four recuperation areas, Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Services, Clinical Analysis Laboratory - equipped with the latest technology in aparatology and under the quality control of the A.E.F.A.  It houses specialists from the following areas:  Nutrition, Cosmetic Medicine, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Anaesthesiologists, Otolaryngologists, Vascular Surgeons, Digestive Surgeons, Pharmacists, Nurses, Aestheticians, who have been working as a team for many years.

     

    www.institutomedicomiramar.com
  • Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital
    Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital

    Vithas Hospital Parque San Antonio, founded in 1962, is at the forefront of medicine in the province of Malaga and has evolved steadily, to be one of the leading hospitals on the Costa del Sol.  

    The Hospital is also the leader in specialist areas such as Maternal Child Unit, Neonatology and Cardiology as well as in implementing pioneering techniques in Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, General Surgery and treatments for Obesity, Cardiovascular Surgery and Urology.
    www.vithas.es
  • Unicaja
    Unicaja

    Unicaja Bank, as a financial institution of reference in Andalusia and one of the first Spanish entities for its strong solvency position, is present in the basic sectors - pillars of the economy.  Its´ support to the health and tourism sector falls within the activity of Unicaja, as a financial institution that plays an important role in boosting local economic development, with important social bonding. Their incorporation as a Patron to Málaga Health Foundation responds to meeting the social objectives of Unicaja to promote economic and social development in their area of influence and the vocation of promoting health initiatives and social welfare. In this sense, the entity takes actions that are not based on criteria of strict financial return, but that respond to the exercise of its corporate social responsibility and contribute to economic growth in the field of territorial presence, especially in the province of Malaga, where Málaga health Foundation promotes high quality services related to health, medicine, rehabilitation, recovery and rest.

    www.unicaja.es

Collaborating entities

Organisations may collaborate with Málaga Health in different ways. The Support Entities want to appear in the WEB site to express their approval of the initiative. In addition to that, Sponsors provide funds to launch the project. Partners are related to the Foundation by means of commercial and collaboration agreements.

Support Entities

  • Ayuntamiento de Málaga
    Ayuntamiento de Málaga

    Malaga city enjoys a privileged position in what is the leading tourist area in mainland Spain, making it a lively and warm place where art, culture and tradition merge on the shores of the Mediterranean. Its three thousand years of history have given it its open, voyager, commercial and hospitable character. The high amount of sunny days, together with the mild temperatures, make Malaga an ideal place to enjoy all year long.  The city has a range of top line hotel facilities, conference halls equipped with the latest technology, fantastic natural surroundings, theatres, museums and exhibition halls and a comprehensive range of complementary resources that will ensure the success of any event. Moreover, its gastronomic offer provides for a wide range of tastes, from the most traditional cuisine to the very latest trends, both in the city’s Historical Quarter, or by the waters of the Mediterranean. Finally, there is always the option of a walk through its original commercial and shopping area.
     

    www.malagaturismo.com/en
  • Universidad de Málaga
    Universidad de Málaga

    The University of Malaga is a dynamic and innovative University, socially recognized for its prestige and leadership, open and participatory in the service of society, committed to quality and excellence, with the formation throughout life, integrated in the European Higher Education and Research, concerned about employability, linked to the business world, the Andalusia Technology Park and the public, competitive and leading in the Andalusian, national and international environment sector and facing global society and knowledge.

    www.uma.es
  • Unicaja
    Unicaja

    Unicaja Bank, as a financial institution of reference in Andalusia and one of the first Spanish entities for its strong solvency position, is present in the basic sectors - pillars of the economy.  Its´ support to the health and tourism sector falls within the activity of Unicaja, as a financial institution that plays an important role in boosting local economic development, with important social bonding. Their incorporation as a Patron to Málaga Health Foundation responds to meeting the social objectives of Unicaja to promote economic and social development in their area of influence and the vocation of promoting health initiatives and social welfare. In this sense, the entity takes actions that are not based on criteria of strict financial return, but that respond to the exercise of its corporate social responsibility and contribute to economic growth in the field of territorial presence, especially in the province of Malaga, where Málaga health Foundation promotes high quality services related to health, medicine, rehabilitation, recovery and rest.

    www.unicaja.es
  • Health and Wellness by Málaga Costa del Sol Tourist Board
    Health and Wellness by Málaga Costa del Sol Tourist Board

    The Costa del Sol provides the health tourism industry with the perfect combination of prestigious clinics and hospitals, top medical specialists and professional, multi-lingual care.  The truth is that it is easy to feel good inside and out on the Costa del Sol, thanks not only to the natural setting but also to facilities that provide all-inclusive health and beauty services. The most highly qualified experts put their knowledge to use in the spas of the most prestigious hotels and specialised establishments. For some time now, this has been an added value for visitors to the Costa del Sol.  All these elements make the province of Malaga and its coast an ideal location for those who need medical treatment and wish to give themselves a soothing treat or just to enjoy the exceptional quality of life on the Costa del Sol.
     

    www.visitcostadelsol.com
  • Málaga Costa del Sol Tourist Board
    Málaga Costa del Sol Tourist Board

    The Costa del Sol is renowned world-wide as the leading destination in Southern Spain. Together with its excellent hotel and apart-hotel infrastructure, the destination offers endless entertainment possibilities, more than 60 golf courses, stunning landscapes with its fascinating historical legacy, its gastronomy and local traditions and, of course, the warm hospitality of its people. Thanks to its 160 kilometres of coastline, the province of Malaga offers immensely varied beaches provided with countless facilities, and an exceptional climate which allows the visitor to enjoy them practically all year round. 
     

    www.visitcostadelsol.com/
  • Fecoma
    Fecoma

    The Fecoma association´s aims are: to represent and manage federated organisations at all levels, encourageing business organisations in the industry in order to drive them and promote the formation of new associations and employers in sectors that do not exist; to study the generic problems that arise , agree solutions and establish lines of common action; to study specific labor issues , especially those relating to wages, conflict , recruitment and social security, establishing appropriate relationships with professional organizations and management; to develop recommendations for action in socio-economic matters before the public authorities; to establish and provide services of common interest or requiring specific federated associations; to promote the advancement of methods and techniques of business management through relationship and dissemination of research and the organization and operation of appropriate training resources and information; to support initiatives and activities of associate members.

    http://www.asociacionesenred.com/fecoma/
  • Museo Picasso Málaga
    Museo Picasso Málaga
    The Museo Picasso Málaga was created in response to Pablo Ruiz Picasso´s desire for his work to be exhibited in the city where he was born in 1881.
    It was created as a result of the combined efforts of Christine and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, the artits´s daughter-in-law and grandson, whose donations are the body of the art collection and Junta de Andalucía, who also took part in the creation of the museum arranging an ambitious museistic project devoted to the artist whose styles and techniques changed the course of modern art.
    The Palacio de Buenavista, declared National Monument, houses the Collection of the Museo Picasso Málaga. Located in the heart of the historical old city, it is a harmonic mixture of Renaissance and Mudéjar elements with the purity of contemporary lines. The underground floor contains also Phoenician, Roman and Arabic ruins.
    The Permanent Collection contains examples of Picasso´s revolutionary innovations and of the wide range of styles, materials and techniques he used. The selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, ceramics, and graphic works illustrates the great and prolific Picasso´s career from his first academic studies to his personal neoclassical perspective, form the overlapping  forms of cubism to his experiments in ceramics, from his interpretation of the Old Masters to his last paintings of the 70s.
    http://museopicassomalaga.org

Sponsors

  • Cititravel
    Cititravel

    Cititravel, founded in 1985 in Benalmádena Costa is one of the leading privately owned travel agency specialized in Incentive, Meeting and Conference Travel Business.

    Now, with more than 27 years’ experience, and network of offices across the whole Iberian Peninsula, we attend our clients with a unique objective: their satisfaction.

     

    www.cititravel.es/default.asp
  • CERAM
    CERAM

    On average one in every 6 couples experience some degree of infertility during their lives. Our aim is to investigate and diagnose in the shortest time possible the cause of infertility and thus suggest a course of treatment.

    CERAM advises to book a first consultation appointment if after 12 months of unprotected intercourse a pregnancy has not been achieved.

    http://www.ceram.es/en/index.php
  • Garvi Orthopaedics
    Garvi Orthopaedics

    Garvi Orthopaedics is a company which arises from the commitment of covering all the basics requirements of the user from its 24h chemist. We have at your disposal all kind of products in order to improve the everyday life.

    http://www.farmaciagarvi.es/
  • Spanien aktuell
    Spanien aktuell

    Spanien Aktuell is the leading Spanish news magazine published in German.Our  aim is to be a means of communication between Spanish businesses, especially those in Malaga, and potential German speaking clients, residents and long term visitors alike, in the  provinces of Malaga, Cadiz and Granada. At present we are expanding our distribution network to other Andalusian provinces as well as the Balearic Islands.

     

    Our editorial staff of of native German speakers with extensive experience in the field of journalism, have made Spanien Aktuell an important reference point for the central European public.

    www.spanienaktuell.es/
  • Liv Sunhed magasinet
    Liv Sunhed magasinet

    Live Sundhead is a Health magazine with an important number of professional collaborators in the health field such as specialist doctors who work in private health and sport therapy centers. The distribution is directed to people who are interested in health and well-being and intends to provide contact information of each of these specialists. Thus, the Scandinavian community can have the information they need to choose contacts and addresses in their community in a convenient and easy manner.

    www.livsundhedmagasinet.com

Partners

  • GAONA Abogados
    GAONA Abogados

    Gaona Abogados is a GLOBAL LAW FIRM, whose corporate purpose is the practice of law.  The lawyers who formed the firm, as a result of the merger of their offices, mostly and continuously practice the legal profession since the decade of the 80s.  The company holds in Spain the quality certificate ISO 9001:2000 for the activities of advice, representation and legal defense.  It covers business advice, tax advice, labor, real estate, public law, as advice and defense of administrations, as businesses and individual against these, and civil and criminal defense.  Its global character, can provide a highly qualified service in international recruitment, which has led it to have its own offices in Spain and Peru, partnerships in the United Kingdom and specialise in German speaking clients (German Desk) and in China, Taiwan and South Korea (Asia Desk). The firm has an office specialised in the internationalisation of companies.

    http://www.gaonaabogados.com/en/
  • Ingenia
    Ingenia

    Ingenia is an international company, dedicated to execute projects around information and communications technology and Internet services.
    Ingenia has a catalogue of products, solutions and services which can meet the market's most demanding needs, including: systems integration, exclusive information technology, security and communications solutions and managed services, which are complemented by consulting and e-Learning activities.
     

    http://www.ingenia.es/en
  • Quorum Media
    Quorum Media

    Quorum Media is a company with national and international vocation in consulting and integrated communication services aimed at companies, institutions and individuals. Among our services, you can find content creation and production of written, online and television, graphic design, social media, global communications planning (on and off line) or events. We are experts in Corporate Communication, Social Media, Graphic Design, Advertising, Content Creation, Public Relations, Events, formats for television, advertising, media management, online TV channels, media formats for sales, SEO and reputation on line. Tell us what you need and we will design the best strategy and communication services.

    http://www.quorummedia.es/
  • CIMA
    CIMA

    CIMA is a company formed by a group of communication professionals, aware of the great importance of communication at all levels of life and the many possibilities it offers.  Commited since 2000 to help companies and other organisations reach excellence, CIMA ensures speed, accuracy, professionalism, trust and attention to detail, to guarantee clients´satisfaction, as more than 100 customers have experienced in the past few years.  Among the services CIMA offers to businesses, institutions, professional firms and other entities are the  development of strategic communication plans, communication audits, daily monitoring and delivery of information, writing and distributing press releases and communications, social / business relevance, training, protocol and public relations or personal image.

    http://www.cimamalaga.com/

Members

Members are organisations that offer medical or tourism-related services in the Málaga area, and have been accepted as such members of Málaga Health because of their quality and competence.

Medical centres

  • Miramar Medical Institute
    Miramar Medical Institute

    Instituto Médico Miramar  is set in a restored, unique and striking building in Paseo de Miramar, Málaga The facilities include a conference room wit capacity for 60 people to attend multimedia broadcasts of operations in real time from either of the Clinics two operating theatres.  The centre has four recuperation areas, Anaesthesiology and Reanimation Services, Clinical Analysis Laboratory - equipped with the latest technology in aparatology and under the quality control of the A.E.F.A.  It houses specialists from the following areas:  Nutrition, Cosmetic Medicine, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Anaesthesiologists, Otolaryngologists, Vascular Surgeons, Digestive Surgeons, Pharmacists, Nurses, Aestheticians, who have been working as a team for many years.

     

  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
    Vithas Xanit International Hospital

    Xanit International Hospital, with its two leading departments, the Xanit Institute of Oncology (IOX) and the Department of Cardiology, is the private hospital of note on the Costa del Sol. Situated in Benalmádena (Málaga) and with a team of personnel consisting of more than 650 professionals, its objectives are to guarantee a quality healthcare service whilst offering its patients the latest in diagnostic and therapeutic advances.

  • IOM . Instituto Ocular Marcos . Eye Clinic
    IOM . Instituto Ocular Marcos . Eye Clinic

    The IOM eye clinic specialises in all kinds of ocular pathologies, with the aim to advise patients and protect people's sight, one of our most spectacular senses. Human eyes are exceedingly delicate and require the most expert specialists to treat them.  Its clinical focus is laser and microsurgery for myopia, presbyopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism and cataract vitreoretinal microsurgery.

    The experience and professionalism of the personnel that integrates the human team of the  Instituto Ocular Marcos  is at your service to resolve any problem of visual health you may suffer from.

  • Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital
    Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital

    Vithas Hospital Parque San Antonio, founded in 1962, is at the forefront of medicine in the province of Malaga and has evolved steadily, to be one of the leading hospitals on the Costa del Sol.  

    The Hospital is also the leader in specialist areas such as Maternal Child Unit, Neonatology and Cardiology as well as in implementing pioneering techniques in Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, General Surgery and treatments for Obesity, Cardiovascular Surgery and Urology.
  • Gutenberg Reproduction Clinic
    Gutenberg Reproduction Clinic

    Assisted Reproduction Unit "CENTRO GUTENBERG" was born in Malaga in 1987. During this time, many couples who have decided to trust their desire of being parents to this team of specialists have achieved their goal of having children, thanks to our diagnostic and therapeutic methods and Assisted Reproduction Techniques.

     
  • IMATDE
    IMATDE

    The IMATDE medical team is made up of a group of ten specialists in traumatology and orthopaedic surgery who decided to work together 24 years ago and since then have offered their services in Málaga. They provide a very wide complete range of therapeutic options. The team´s specialists follow continuous training by attending specialized courses, visiting national and foreign hospitals, as well as by participating in conferences and symposiums. Working as an Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology Service team with constant communication between team members by means of clinical sessions and referrals, make it possible for problem cases to be studied jointly in order to find the best solution.

  • CERAM
    CERAM

    On average one in every 6 couples experience some degree of infertility during their lives. Our aim is to investigate and diagnose in the shortest time possible the cause of infertility and thus suggest a course of treatment.

    CERAM advises to book a first consultation appointment if after 12 months of unprotected intercourse a pregnancy has not been achieved.

  • Sohail Physiotherapy Clinic
    Sohail Physiotherapy Clinic

    The Sohail Clinic is constantly researching the field of health and improving the knowledge base of its physiotherapists to guarantee a non-stop updating and recycling of their professional team and tools in order to bring the most efficient treatments to improve your quality of life.

    Our treatments include the use of latest generation muscle-skeletal ultrasound which allows us to diagnose, treat, and objectify the patient recovery process in real time.

  • Sanysol Care Home
    Sanysol Care Home

    Very experienced and sensitive professional carers are always close by, working hard to make every member of the SANYSOL family feel right at home.

    They help to create a happy and healthy environment, with medical service, psychological assistance, physiotherapy and nursing assistants. Excursions, occupational workshops and soirees.

  • Cuevas & Queipo Dental Clinic
    Cuevas & Queipo Dental Clinic

    Cuevas Queipo is an advanced multidisciplinary dental and maxillofacial surgery clinic. With more than 20 years of constant progress, we have succeeded in becoming a reference in the field of dentistry, in which we have resolved complex cases and have functionally and cosmetically rehabilitated all kinds of smiles with our state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.

  • Urology Clinic Torrecillas
    Urology Clinic Torrecillas

    Centre specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of urological diseasesThe clinic incorporates the most advanced minimally invasive techniques to safely and quickly solve the problem of each patient with special interest in avoiding pain treatments, with personnal attention. We conducted extensive studies to apply to each patient in each case the recommended treatment with greater guarantees of success. The clinic includes a team of urology and andrology specialists, extensively trained and experienced sexologists.

     

     

  • Hospital El Angel
    Hospital El Angel

    Hospital El Angel was pioneer in Malaga in the treatment of complex processes in the field of private medicine. From the moment of its creation, its vocation was not only to perform minor procedures and provide obstetrics services as other clinics did, but also to treat other kind of pathologies, performing heart and thoracic surgeries, as well as neurosurgery. The hospital´s infrastructures were created to respond to these needs from the start. From a functional point of view, this development has resulted in the creation of specialized medical units with a multidisciplinary approach in the various specialties to allow for a better accessibility for patients. On the structural point of view, Hospital El Angel has recently been entirely remodeled, including the hospitalization area, to count with the most modern and functional rooms in the sector.

  • Garvi Orthopaedics
    Garvi Orthopaedics

    Garvi Orthopaedics is a company which arises from the commitment of covering all the basics requirements of the user from its 24h chemist. We have at your disposal all kind of products in order to improve the everyday life.

Medical teams

Tourism services

  • Cititravel
    Cititravel

    Cititravel, founded in 1985 in Benalmádena Costa is one of the leading privately owned travel agency specialized in Incentive, Meeting and Conference Travel Business.

    Now, with more than 27 years’ experience, and network of offices across the whole Iberian Peninsula, we attend our clients with a unique objective: their satisfaction.