Hospitalito Atitlán is a small, non-profit, non-governmental hospital that serves 75,000 Mayans who live on the southern shore of the beautiful Lake Atitlán in the highlands of Guatemala.
We are a non-profit health institution that offers curative and preventive health services accessible to the population, without making any distinction, with a focus on the mother-child group and with continuous medical education among national and international professionals, to contribute to improving their quality of life.
To be a reference hospital in the southern region of Lake Atitlán, with adequate and specialized personnel, functional physical structure, and efficient and effective administrative system, providing 24-hour medical care services, with sustainability programs and in alliances with related organizations.
We offer consultations for:
- General medicine
- Gynecology and Obstetrician
- Internal Medicine
We have a diabetes clubs, and nutrition classes for mothers of children with malnutrition.
We focus on maternal and child mortality. We started with a community forum with the Ministry of Health. At that time, there was no 24-hour maternal health care.
We provide an option of care to those living in and visiting the Santiago Atitlan.
- Patients to date: 45,797
- Surgeries: 5,428
- Emergencies: 33,210
We measure our impact through medical records, community programs, indicator framework, and evaluations.
Size and/or structure
We started with about 7 employees, pre pandemic we were 65. Now have just under 50.
Expanded pediatrics around 2012 (residency collaboration with Hospital Juan Pablo II), dental, ambulance, community programs.
We started in Panabaj, had to move locations due to a mudslide.
Due to the pandemic we now have more private donors rather than patients.
Way in which you collaborate or work with others
We have moved to less dependence on volunteer physicians, and are partnering with local health clinics in community programs.
Regain volunteer base and specialty services
Obtain digital x-ray, continuing medical education of hospital staff, hospital wide implement electronic medical record.
Recover confidence of community in health care services to pre pandemic levels.
Expand access to specialties with routine days, return to pre COVID-19 services.
Start a blood bank.
Expand coverage area and population of diabetes program, return to pre COVID-19 services.