CEO Message

Since 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 CliniSanitas, 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 CliniSanitas 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.

Chief Executive Officer

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

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 CliniSanitas we do both.” 

Juan Estrada, M.D.

Regional Medical Director

“I’m proud to lead a team of doctors and other clinicians who will focus on preventive care and improving every patient’s quality of life.”

Lina Agamez

Director of Operations

“At CliniSanitas 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.”

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 CliniSanitas 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

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.

Respect

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

Values

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.

Integrity

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

Values

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.

Excellence

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

Values

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.

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.

Values

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.

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.

Values

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.

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

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, CliniSanitas calls itself Tampa's first multicultural medical center.

Date: 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.

Date: December 1, 2016

Medical Center Focused on Culturally Relevant Care Opens in Tampa

CliniSanitas Medical Center

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

Date: November 30, 2016

CliniSanitas Medical Centers opening next week in Newington, Bridgeport

Hartford Business Journal

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

Date: November 23, 2016

CliniSanitas and ConnectiCare Open its Network of Multicultural Medical Centers in Connecticut

CliniSanitas Medical Center

CliniSanitas 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.

Date: November 17, 2016

CliniSanitas, ConnectiCare to open multicultural medical centers

Hartford Business Journal

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

Date: September 22, 2016

International Joint Venture Delivers High-Quality and Affordable Healthcare to the Hispanic Market in Florida

South Florida Hospital News

As a result of a recent partnership between Organización Sanitas Internacional (OSI) and GuideWell, the parent company to Florida Blue, the CliniSanitas medical centers were created to give patients and their families a world of health and a whole new perspective on what healthcare can be.

Date: November 1, 2015

Latin American Health care group Sanitas coming to Miami-Dade in partnership with Florida Blue

Miami Herald

A familiar face in Latin American healthcare will debut three primary-care clinics in Miami-Dade intended to appeal to Hispanic consumers under a new partnership next year with the parent company of the state’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue.

Date: September 24, 2015

Bilingual Clinic Provides Care To Tampa's Diverse Community

Health News Florida
Date: January 11, 2017

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

Clinic opens to meet diverse needs

Tampa Bay Times
Date: December 1, 2016

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

Medical Center Focused on Culturally Relevant Care Opens in Tampa

CliniSanitas Medical Center
Date: November 30, 2016

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

CliniSanitas Medical Centers opening next week in Newington, Bridgeport

Hartford Business Journal
Date: November 23, 2016

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

CliniSanitas and ConnectiCare Open its Network of Multicultural Medical Centers in Connecticut

CliniSanitas Medical Center
Date: November 17, 2016

CliniSanitas 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.

CliniSanitas, ConnectiCare to open multicultural medical centers

Hartford Business Journal
Date: September 22, 2016

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

International Joint Venture Delivers High-Quality and Affordable Healthcare to the Hispanic Market in Florida

South Florida Hospital News
Date: November 1, 2015

As a result of a recent partnership between Organización Sanitas Internacional (OSI) and GuideWell, the parent company to Florida Blue, the CliniSanitas medical centers were created to give patients and their families a world of health and a whole new perspective on what healthcare can be.

Latin American Health care group Sanitas coming to Miami-Dade in partnership with Florida Blue

Miami Herald
Date: September 24, 2015

A familiar face in Latin American healthcare will debut three primary-care clinics in Miami-Dade intended to appeal to Hispanic consumers under a new partnership next year with the parent company of the state’s largest health insurer, Florida Blue.