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Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila
MetroPavia Heath Systems
IMG 2739 - The new Dr. Pila Hospital on Avenida Las Americas (PR-163) looking NE in Barrio Canas Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico.jpg
Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila on Avenida Las Americas, Barrio Canas Urbano, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Geography
Location Ponce, Puerto Rico
Organisation
Funding For-profit hospital
Hospital type General
Services
Beds212
History
Founded1925 [1] [2]
Links
Website http://www.metropavia.com/DrPila.cfm

Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila or, more commonly, Hospital Dr. Pila is a hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

History

Main entrance to the old Dr. Pila Clinic/Hospital (now an apartment building) looking northwest in Barrio Primero, Ponce.

The hospital was founded in 1925 in by Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias, a Spaniard from Cádiz, Spain, who had been raised in Ponce. Prior to founding Hospital Dr. Pila, he worked for the municipal government at Ponce's Tricoche Municipal Hospital and at the private Hospital San Lucas both in Ponce. He had also been medical director at the Hospital de Damas, also in Ponce. [3] The hospital was founded as a small medical clinic; it has since grown considerably. It was originally named "Clinica Quirurgica del Dr. de la Pila Iglesias" (Surgical Clinic of Dr. de la Pila Iglesias). It was located in the now Ponce Historic Zone at the northwest corner of Marina and Jobos streets in Ponce. [4] Between 1980 and 1983, the Ponce Municipal Government, seeking to relocate Hospital Tricoche to a more accessible and spacious quarters, built new facilities on Avenida Las Americas ( PR-163). Once built, however, the government could not appropriate the necessary funds to equip and open its new hospital building and agreed to sell the new facility to the Hospital Dr. Pila corporation, which moved into the new facilities three years later. [5] In 1986, Hospital Dr. Pila left its Calle Jobos and Calle Marina location and moved to these new facilities on Avenida Las Americas (PR-163). [6]

Pavia Health Systems

In May 2010 Pavia Health Systems purchased the hospital for $32 million. [7] [8] The hospital had filed for bankruptcy in August 2007; it owed $50 million. [9] Metro Pavia started operating Hospital Dr. Pila in early 2010. Metro Pavia owns 12 other hospitals. [10] It was subsequently renamed "Hospital Metropolitano Dr. Pila".

Today

The hospital has over 300 employees. It is seeking to specialize in surgery and pediatric care. [11] Its executive director is Jose Cora Izquierdo. [12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Hospital Dr. Pila: Historia. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
  2. ^ Historia: El Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias: Ilustre médico de Ponce y Puerto Rico. Norman Maldonado. "GALENUS: Revista para los Medicos de Puerto Rico." MW World Puerto Rico Corporation. Issue 9. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. ^ Historia: El Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias: Ilustre médico de Ponce y Puerto Rico. Norman Maldonado. "GALENUS: Revista para los Medicos de Puerto Rico." MW World Puerto Rico Corporation. Issue 9. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  4. ^ Historia: El Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias: Ilustre médico de Ponce y Puerto Rico. Norman Maldonado. "GALENUS: Revista para los Medicos de Puerto Rico." MW World Puerto Rico Corporation. Issue 9. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  5. ^ Carmelo Rosario Natal. Ponce En Su Historia Moderna: 1945-2002. Published by Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo of the Government of the Autonomous Municipality of Ponce. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2003. p. 126.
  6. ^ Socorro Guiron. Ponce, El Teatro La Perla, y la Campana de la Almudaina. Ponce Municipal Government. 1992. Page 151. LOC Card Catalog Number: 85-90989.
  7. ^ Tras quiebra y venta: Se recupera de la crisis el Hospital Dr. Pila en Ponce. Javier Rodriguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 16 November 2011. Year 30. Issue 1459. Page 6. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  8. ^ Completada la venta: Inyección vital para el Hospital Dr. Pila. Glorimar Muñoz Berly. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  9. ^ Mientras se alarga la espera por venta: Escasean los pacientes en el Dr. Pila. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  10. ^ En Ponce: Pulsean por la compra del Hospital Dr.Pila. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 16 September 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  11. ^ Historia: El Dr. Manuel de la Pila Iglesias: Ilustre médico de Ponce y Puerto Rico. Norman Maldonado. "GALENUS: Revista para los Medicos de Puerto Rico." MW World Puerto Rico Corporation. Issue 9. 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  12. ^ Mientras se alarga la espera por venta: Escasean los pacientes en el Dr. Pila. Jason Rodríguez Grafal. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 2007. Retrieved 13 December 2011.

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HOSPITAL DR. PILA Latitude and Longitude:

18°00′13″N 66°36′38″W / 18.00359°N 66.61063°W / 18.00359; -66.61063