Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez
At the moment, this institute has 20 pediatric specialities, one core speciality, 15 postgrade courses for specialists, 38 formation courses and 2 odontological specialities.
The hospital has 212 censable beds and around 101 non censable beds that correspond to medical intensive therapies, surgical, urgencies and neonatal
In the researching area, it counts with over 100 researchers in the institutional system of researchers in medical science from health secretariat, from which 20 belong to the national system of researchers from CONACYT, who work in the 162 protocols of investigation registered about cancer, liver and kidney transplanting, infectious diseases, cardiovascular malformations, genetical problems, as well as socioeconomical studies about health programs for childhood.
The projection of the research in the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez is to the conformation of excellence centres in researching, aimed at the settlement of priority health problems of children in Mexico. A clear example of this is the creation of a virtual centre of excellence in the science of cardiology and heart surgery, which unique proposal is to promote and increase the academic productivity of the groups that meet and conduct the research about congenital heart diseases, as well as constitute a venue where national activities are coordinated, including a data base for congenital heart diseases and docent activities that help training programs for both this hospital and other hospitals all around the country, in order to improve the level of attention for these kids.
The project for the building and equipment of the Hemato-Oncological Unit and research has begun and it will provide an integral service for Hemato-oncological diseases and immunodeficiencies of high complexity, that will look up as a model in the country and Latin America and become the reference centre in the speciality.
Combined with this, a worthy and functional place for the Institute researchers community will be given for the realization of their projects and for bearing a bigger number of them.
Medical and surgical care,as well as medical diagnosis also have had a lot of attention. Nowadays, the Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez” , is the only pediatric hospital in Mexico and Latin America with a Linear Accelerator, a technological equipment for cancer treatment in children and now joins the vanguard of medicine by performing radiosurgery, a non invasive procedure for the treatment of neurological diseases. Also, patients of this Institute, may have a precise diagnostic thanks to the existence of a last generation multislice axial tomography, with this equipment, radiologists can see the shape, size and composition of the tumors, congenital malformations, vascular networks.
With the recent acquisition of a fluoroscopy equipment, there are thousands of children benefited from the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, which gives them a better quality of life.
The entire Department of imaging is in the process of digitizing, which will directly impact on the economy of resources, time and accessibility to images for a timely and accurate diagnosis.
At the moment, the institute has some of the newest treatments for sufferings and diseases of a third level of care hospital, among them one of the most important programs of cochlear implants and osteointegrated titanium implants in Mexico which has enabled hundreds of infants with profound bilateral deafness, hear with an average quality compared with a healthy kid.
The Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, with 65 years of existence, has so far convinced foster the health and welfare of children, at all times..