CEO Message

Since the beginning of my medical career, I’ve marveled at the amazing things that can happen when healthcare organizations put patients and families first. Starting as a surgeon and then as president of Organización Sanitas Internacional (Sanitas), I’ve made that simple truth my guiding principle.

I’ve seen how patients respond when the medical community is organized around proactive quality care. And the results are astonishing! At Sanitas, our doctors and staff members put themselves in the patient’s shoes—and view every medical experience through the patient’s eyes. Patients work closely with their doctors to achieve better health, not just when they were sick, but all the time. 

The Sanitas experience will change your expectations about healthcare. As our patient, you can expect doctors and staff members to spend as much time with you as you need, guiding you through the process toward better health. To explain your medical situation and what’s being done to improve it. Expect a focus on preventive care, so you can be in the best health ever and enjoy the quality of life you want with your family.

In other words, expect health care as it should be—a world of health.

Fernando Fonseca, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Leadership Team

Fernando Fonseca, M.D.
CEO Sanitas USA

“We created Sanitas to give patients and their families a world of health and a whole new perspective on what healthcare can be.” 

Juan Estrada, M.D.
CEO Sanitas Florida

“I’m proud to work with an amazing team who focuses on preventive care and improving the quality of life of our patients and their families.”

Alberto Darsa
Chief Financial Officer

“By combining comprehensive in-house services with our highly personalized patient experience, we create a unique one-stop solution for our patients.” 

Carlos Montoya, M.D.
VP Healthcare Services

“I believe it’s good medicine to help patients learn ways to prevent disease before it occurs—not just treat them when they’re ill. At Sanitas we do both.” 

Raul Daza, M.D.
Regional Medical Director

“It is a gift to have the opportunity to care for patients. Helping them lead healthier and therefore happier lives.”

Lina Agamez
Director of Operations

“At Sanitas medical centers we speak our patient’s language. Everything we do, every service we provide, revolves around our patients and their families.” 

Rodrigo Martinez
Regional Director

“We strive to provide outstanding and compassionate care and service, every step along the way, exceeding our patients’ expectations.”

Diana Pulido
Director of Human Resources

 “At Sanitas we work tirelessly to recruit, train and retain the most professional and dedicated team members”

Henry Sanchez
Director of Information Technology

“Our goal is to support all of our patient facing teams with innovative IT solutions that enable a much better patient experience”

Our history

Colsanitas is born in 1980 along with our health care facilities

We started in Colombia as an insurance company bringing innovative products for both private and public markets. Later in the 1990s, we developed a robust infrastructure of hospitals, medical centers, lab, dental and vision centers to improve access to care for our members. We have strived to provide outstanding and compassionate care and service, every step along the way. Beyond modern facilities, we believe in creating places that have life…that have a soul…and that are closer to our patients. Providing health care that’s personalized and not indifferent…health care that’s kind and treats patients with dignity, and health care with the highest quality standards.

Hispanic markets expansion starts in 1994

After successfully growing and perfecting our health care model in Colombia, we started an expansion plan that led us to begin operations in Venezuela, Peru, Brazil and Mexico. We proudly serve close to 3 million members and patients and have operations in more than 800 cities. We also believe in developing and nurturing the next generation of health care professionals, a reason why we founded our own university. Focused on the health and well being of our members and communities, we continue to elevate the state of healthcare in the countries where we have presence through technological, social and organizational innovation while generating employment, wealth and quality of life.

In 2014 we start our journey in the United States

Our bold expansion plan builds upon our substantial presence in South America to enter the United States market through a strategic alliance with GuideWell, a leading a health solutions organization focused on transforming healthcare. The organization includes Florida Blue (Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan). In our first year, we opened three medical centers serving the Miami-Dade County under the Sanitas brand. These medical centers offer primary care, select specialty care, urgent care, laboratory, and diagnostic services. By 2017 we have grown to eleven locations, nine in Florida in partnership with GuideWell and two Locations in Connecticut in partnership with ConnectiCare and GuideWell

Mission

To provide the highest quality of care and improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

Vision

To become the leading brand for high quality, comprehensive and culturally relevant medical care in the communities we serve, through convenience, compassion and programs centered on patients and their families.

Values

Respect

We treat everyone with dignity in the diverse communities we serve—including patients, families and stakeholders.

Integrity

We maintain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, personal responsibility and trust at all times.

Excellence

We deliver the best outcomes and highest standards of quality for every patient through the dedicated effort of every team member.

Innovation

We grow and strengthen the organization by encouraging learning, creativity and problem solving, and by infusing the culture with a sense of collaboration and mutual support.

Service

We work to exceed our patients’ and families’ expectations for a total care experience by treating them with sensitivity and empathy while providing the highest quality medical care.

Solidarity

We are part of our community, with a strong sense of mutual collaboration and support, and with a special regard for every individual.

News

Sanitas to open first NJ center in collaboration with Horizon BCBSNJ
NJBIZ:The State's Definitive Voice of Business News

Sanitas Medical Center, an independent health care organization, will open the first of three medical centers in New Jersey on Monday during a ribbon cutting ceremony in collaboration with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

December 14, 2017
New Primary Care Services Facility Focuses on Hispanic Community
www.horizonblue.com

To increase the availability of primary care services to the Hispanic community, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is collaborating with Sanitas, a multinational health care provider, to bring comprehensive, cost-effective patient-centered health care services to Union City, Jersey City and Belleville

December 11, 2017
Bilingual Clinic Provides Care To Tampa's Diverse Community
Health News Florida

Spanish speakers in the Tampa area have a new health care provider that they can understand. Located on West Hillsborough Avenue, Sanitas calls itself Tampa's first multicultural medical center.

January 11, 2017
Clinic opens to meet diverse needs
Tampa Bay Times

A new medical center providing culturally-relevant health care focused on patient convenience and personalized attention opened earlier this week.

December 1, 2016
Medical Center Focused on Culturally Relevant Care Opens in Tampa
Sanitas Medical Center

Sanitas Medical Center brings new health care patient experience to Hillsborough County with convenient, multicultural personalized care.

November 30, 2016
Sanitas Medical Centers opening next week in Newington, Bridgeport
Hartford Business Journal

Miami-based healthcare provider Sanitas, which focuses on the Hispanic marketplace, will open its first clinics in Connecticut next week, one in Newington and the other in Bridgeport.

November 23, 2016
Sanitas and ConnectiCare Open its Network of Multicultural Medical Centers in Connecticut
Sanitas Medical Center

Sanitas and ConnectiCare are marking a major milestone in their vision to expand access to high quality and culturally relevant health care with the opening of a network of medical centers in Connecticut.

November 17, 2016
Sanitas, ConnectiCare to open multicultural medical centers
Hartford Business Journal

Sanitas Medical Centers and ConnectiCare have partnered to offer a multicultural healthcare delivery model in Connecticut, mainly to serve the growing Hispanic population.

September 22, 2016