Cleveland Clinic and Previta Offer International Second Opinion Services for Patients in Mexico 

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CLEVELAND and MEXICO CITY: Cleveland Clinic and Previta will offer an international second opinion option to address patients’ medical needs.  

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Consistently recognized as one of the world’s top hospital systems – including by Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023list – Cleveland Clinic provides patients access to a global network of physicians and specialists to provide the highest quality care, as well as world-class patient experience. 

As part of Cleveland Clinic’s continued efforts to ensure greater access to quality care for patients around the world, this program will allow doctors at Previta to collaborate with leading Cleveland Clinic experts to review complex cases and create a personalized treatment plan for the patient.  

“The collaboration with Previta will enable Cleveland Clinic specialists to provide peer-to-peer consults to our clinical partners and their patients in Mexico,said Curtis Rimmerman, M.D., M.B.A, Cleveland Clinic Chairman of International Operations. “Peer-to-peer consults can be a valuable resource in complex healthcare situations. This partnership will unlock access to more than 3,500 Cleveland Clinic physicians across advanced subspecialties without the need to travel abroad.” 

Previta, a Mexico-based provider of healthcare services, will be the clinical coordinator for the peer-to-peer consult process.Previta’s care team will work with the patient to collect and submit all necessary information so Cleveland Clinic physicians can appropriately review and respond. 

“Quality medicine has no boundaries and medical collaboration between professionals around the world is the way of the future. Giving access to top specialists from Cleveland Clinic to our patients will improve their health outcomes,” Morgan Guerra Gea M.D., M.P.H., Previta Co-founder and CEO. “We are very excited to provide this new service that will benefit Mexican families and who knows maybe in the future all around the world.” 

In November 2022, in collaboration with Previta, Cleveland Clinic accepted the appointment of  Karen Chiquillo as an independent in-country representative for Mexico. Cleveland Clinic’s local representatives have in-depth knowledge of the latest clinical treatments that are available and draw on their shared language and cultural understanding to facilitate care for patients.  

With 24/7 access to global patient services, the in-country representatives can connect patients to Cleveland Clinic care available at locations across the United States, in Toronto, Canada; London, U.K.; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  

In-country representatives also can arrange second opinions where available and follow-up appointments, as well as in-person treatment at the most convenient Cleveland Clinic hospital, complete with travel arrangements for patients and their families. 

 Cleveland Clinic has been awarded “Accreditation with Excellence” for its medical travel services by Global Healthcare Accreditation. 

 

About Cleveland Clinic  

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 77,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,658 salaried physicians and researchers, and 19,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,699-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, more than 275 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2022, there were 12.8 million outpatient encounters, 303,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 270,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org. 

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About Previta 

Previta, Hospital at Home, is a healthcare company focused on providing its patients with medical services and needs from the comfort of their home.  Previta services include laboratory, medical equipment rental, imaging, teleconsultations, and medical transportation. In its 18 years of experience, Previta has provided healthcare services to more than 2 million patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Previta became the largest hospital-at-home provider in Mexico with more than 10,000 patients.  https://www.previta.com.mx/