Spanish Hospital Partnership Serves as Peruvian Model

Two Peruvian projects to build and operate new hospitals in the Lima region are following what is being called “the Alzira model,” based on the experiences of Spain’s La Ribera hospital and clinics.

Two Peruvian projects to build and operate new hospitals in the Lima region are following what is being called “the Alzira model,” based on the experiences of Spain’s La Ribera hospital and clinics. The Spanish hospital, built in 1999, used a public-private partnership of public control, public property, public funding and private management for its development and operation, bringing together the Government of Valencia and Ribera Salud Temporary Union of Businesses (UTE-Ribera). Similarly, Peru’s projects are being carried out by EsSalud, an autonomous, decentralized government agency. According to a report from The Global Health Group of the University of California and PwC, the Peruvian projects — Hospital Alberto Leopoldo Barton Thompson and Hospital Guillermo Kaelin de la Fuente — both have primary and urgent care centers and “have adopted an innovative financing model that decouples the risk of construction from that of operations, and minimizes risk to EsSalud by tying payment to specific project milestones.” —LB

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