In an Andean city like Quito, marked by a green horizon prominent and proven by a sedate growth twentieth century, It is extending north to the Carolina sectors and Iñaquito, a group of missionaries decided to build a place where, especially indigenous groups, they could receive relief from their aches and shelter to recover mood and energy.
The roots of the Hospital Vozandes Quito join those of'The Voice of Andes', Radio HCJB (Today Christ Jesus Blesses), Also of essence mission, that experiencing significant growth since 1931, He saw the need to create a health care facility for domestic and foreign employees
A few months into operation, health clinic for'The voice of Andes' had its first challenge: professionals and medical teams at that time, They tested their gifts and talents to provide assistance to the victims of the earthquake in Ambato 1949, one of the hard episodes recorded in the history of the Ecuador. The remarkable fact is: the missionary group was the only one who owned portable gasoline sterilization equipment that served to make mobile medical procedures. Also they provided support to the clinic safe and were the only ones, with military personnel, They found that there were no survivors in Pelileo. They died in this earthquake 5 a thousand people, according to official data..
With this experience, plus the emergence of other needs and the desire to help people, comes the desire to expand the service, so a 28 April 1950, formally opens the Indigenous Youth and Dispensary Doctor attending especially indigenous groups and needy.
Mentioned above, It is a brief account of the first steps taken before the onset of the Hospital Vozandes Quito, a fact that occurred 12 October 1955, date formally opened the doors of the hospital, and from which he is practicing one of his most zealous principles: "To the Glory of God and to the service of the Ecuador".
At that time the remarkable figures of the hospital were Dr. Paul Roberts, The Mrs. Barbara Roberts and Kathleen Erb nurse who became the first gospel medical missionaries in the middle of the world and were the ones who materialized a dream for Ecuadorians, to bring besides health, also they wore them hope.
With its appearance, Vozandes Quito Hospital was a great support to the houses of public and private health that existed in that decade. Always he noted for professionalism, altruism and solidarity of doctors, that according to the writings and recorded testimonies, Vozandes made great contributions to the Ecuadorian medicine through its links, especially with the United States and Canada, whence came through donations, new and used equipment that allowed doctors to develop new techniques for the country, medical diagnostic methods or recent production, among others; as well as, input from medical, nurses, administrators, technologists, who contributed their expertise in health care or management of hospital services that marked a milestone in the comprehensive care, psychological and spiritual support for the patient.
All this work allowed in 1991 it recognizes the Quito Vozandes Hospital Teaching Hospital. Enhancement granted by the Ecuadorian Medical Federation and the Council of Faculties of Medicine of the Ecuador, It is the first private hospital to receive this distinction.
In 1999 he received the first class of Internal Rotativos of the Pontifical Catholic University of Quito and Universidad San Francisco de Quito. To this date a formal program of rotary externado established with these universities.
In 2005, Graduate of Otolaryngology begins with the endorsement of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Teaching is not the only strength that stands to this day at the Hospital Vozandes Quito. Among other, Research also made great contributions to national and international scientific community. In the late seventies, Missionary Ronald Guderian found the first case of oncocercocis an inhabitant of the banks of the River Callapas Esmeraldas Province. This forced a thorough investigation of the issue for about 9 years, a fact that had the support of strategic groups that allowed the creation of the Center for Clinical Research Hospital Vozandes, whose purpose was to conduct studies of tropical diseases such as oncocercocis, malaria, leishmaniasis, paragonimiasis and chagas.
After this step, the control program oncocercocis ran through the annual Community treatment drug ivermectin, circumstance that with the passage of time became a reference for the diagnosis and management of tropical diseases and converged in the formation of biologists in the field of clinical research and ended with awards featured in international magazines named specialty.
From the 2005 until now they have been strengthened several services such as traumatology, surgery, image, laboratory, etc., and they created others such as physiotherapy, prenatal education, personalized delivery and more, always taking care of its goal of providing a comprehensive service.
As a tertiary hospital, demands high quality standards are increasingly demanding, thence, that from the 2015 Hospital Vozandes Quito invigorates security processes and quality, a transverse axis that ensures the safety of the patient, generating the appropriate channels of communication that seek to end with a total satisfaction with the use of our service.
With firm and well-defined steps, since it was forged as an idea, to add more 60 years of service, Hospital Vozandes Quito has been concerned about the safety of the patient, promoting continuous improvement of processes to comply with regulations, implementing protective and preventive measures, disseminating and promoting responsibilities and commitments, which it has become an important service with foundations that support the development of the Ecuadorian people.
Health care is a complex field and is subject to constant change in response to changing technology, of knowledge and economic conditions. All this makes health an exhilarating and exciting topic, but at the same time challenging and amazing.