December 12, 2011

Johns Hopkins Medicine International signs MOU with Peru’s Pacifico Salud

Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Lima, Peru–based Pacifico Salud, a subsidiary of Credicorp Ltd., the leading financial services holding company in Peru, have signed a memorandum of understanding to improve patient care and management at the medical facilities recently acquired by the Peruvian company.

Under the terms of the agreement, signed Dec. 2, in Lima, Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Pacifico Salud will focus on improving patient safety, management and the quality of health care delivery to provide the best experience for patients.

“We are very proud to have signed this memorandum of understanding, which represents a turning point in the history of Peruvian health care,” said Guillermo Garrido Lecca, general manager of Pacifico Salud. “Johns Hopkins is one of the most prestigious medical groups in the world, and their involvement will enable us to achieve the highest standards of medical excellence for the benefit of our community.”

Beginning in January, Johns Hopkins will assess the hospitals’ strengths and provide a gap analysis of Pacifico Salud’s health care facilities.