San José, Costa Rica

Hospital CIMA brings accessible and affordable healthcare to the global market with top tier-talent and a focus on your needs.

Hospital CIMA San José is a full-service, acute care hospital, located in the San José suburb of Escazú, that provides medical services to both local and international patients.

CIMA San José offers medical services from more than 800 credentialed physicians representing more than 65 medical specialties and sub-specialties; a complete imaging department, including open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), x-ray, ultrasound, and endoscopy; a full-service laboratory; and a 24-hour onsite pharmacy. Medical specialties include cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, neurology, urology, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, maternity care, neonatal care, laparoscopic surgery, ophthalmology and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and more.

Hospital CIMA provides care from the youngest to the oldest among us. We have a dedicated maternity wing and the only private neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the country.

We offer a range of health checkups that are specially designed to focus on patients at various life stages, and we have dedicated care units for some of the most challenging medical situations any of us will experience. In short, the dedicated men and women of Hospital CIMA are here to provide you the care you need when you need it.


Hospital CIMA has adopted a philosophy of care we call Carelosophy. There are three elements that make up Carelosophy: 360-degree vision, empathy and commitment.   First, 360-degree vision emphasizes seeing what takes place in every aspect of our patients' care from the moment they enter the doors until they leave for home. We are involved in and concerned about every detail of your health care experience, from administrative services through your medical care to the ways we provide emotional support. Next, we are empathetic and care about and for every patient, give warm service and work to inspire trust. It’s more than that, though. We seek to create relationships, because we know that people who are genuinely connected achieve more than they can alone. Because we develop close relationships with our patients and their families, we are memorable. We want you to think of us each time you need medical care.  Finally, we are committed. We understand that a unique healthcare setting cannot be built by indifferent people.  Being truly unique in ways that makes a difference in people’s lives requires teamwork and focus. Our attention to the elements of Carelosophy drives us every day to be the best hospital for you, your family and others about whom you care. Learn about our services

Our patient commitment at Hospital CIMA

Hospital CIMA brings accessible and affordable healthcare to the global market with top tier-talent and a focus on your needs

Our Mission

Be internationally recognized for best practices and clinical and service excellence by continuously improving processes and satisfying the needs of those we serve.

Our Vision

Be the most trusted and best source of high quality hospital services internationally.

Our Values

Quality, Sustainability and Ethics.


Joint Commission International

2008 to present

CIMA has set new standards, raising the bar with the our ongoing JCI accreditation. The Joint Commission International (JCI) results are a reflection of who we truly are. JCI accreditation is considered the gold standard in global health care and the author and evaluator of the most rigorous international standards in quality and patient safety. JCI certifies that Hospital CIMA San Jose, meets all the external evaluation systems and the clear commitment to improve the quality of care, ensure a safe environment and work systematically to achieve a better organization for patients and professionals.

Ministerio de Salud

Certificate of Accreditation in Quality processes by the National Accreditation Commission

Hospital CIMA San José was the first private Hospital to reach the Comprehensive Accreditation Certificate issued by the National Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Health, according to the external assessment of resources, processes and results of health care and related facilities, in a volunteer and regular type, with the aim of ensuring quality care through the implementation of previously accepted standards, in a process of continuous quality improvement.

Latin American Quality Institute

Global Quality Certification - 2013, 2017

Certifies that Hospital CIMA San José has successfully met the criteria of global standards which provide professionalism and leadership and, is therefore, hereby granted the designation of Global Quality Certification.