Sandy Beach Medical Center and US hospital group AMERIMED have joined forces to build a full service medical tourism hospital in Puerto Peñasc.
Puerto Peñasco is a city in the Northwest of the Mexican state of Sonora, 100 km from the border with the US state of Arizona. The location joins the peninsula of Baja with the rest of Mexico. The area is part of the Altar Desert and since the 1990s there has been a push to develop the area for tourism, as it is heavily visited by people from Arizona and California. Puerto Peñasco is often called Rocky Point in English, and has been nicknamed “Arizona’s beach” as it is the coast closest to the major cities of Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma, and many Arizonans spend weekends there.
In 2009 Dr. Jesús González-Gaytán opened his clinic in Rocky Point. Sandy Beach Medical Center offers services to locals, expatriates and medical tourists from the USA. Dr. González sees the potential of Puerto Peñasco for tourism. He is now medical director of the new Hospital AMERIMED Puerto Peñasco.
With four hospitals located in Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and San José del Cabo AMERIMED is used to running medical tourism hospitals with bi-lingual staffs, U.S. trained, certified and/or educated and licensed doctors and nurses, state of the art diagnostics equipment and a corporate core commitment to the medical tourism industry.