The MAR Health Park is a large and complete services organisation on the Barcelona coast. It brings together one of the most dynamic hubs of healthcare knowledge, education and research in the city.
The characteristic and, in parallel, differentiating element that sets it apart from other similar healthcare institutes, is the diversity of its portfolio of healthcare services, encompassing all levels of healthcare services: acute diseases, social-public health, mental health and primary care. The plurality of management formulas and the development of technological and strategic alliances with other centres in the city and in Catalonia, grant it a distinguished role in fostering entrepreneurial business policies in the healthcare sector.
The Mar Hospital is the main healthcare facility at the institute, with a complete range of healthcare and tertiary services, in parallel with indispensable technological innovations that assure that only the most advanced practices are undertaken. All combined with a great vision of community service to its reference population residing in coastal neighbourhoods of Barcelona (Ciutat Vella and Sant Martí).
With respect to other healthcare facilities, the Esperança Hospital merits mention, acting as a complementary centre to the Mar Hospital, while social and mental healthcare services are concentrated at the Forum Centre. The Dr Emili Mira Centre was added to the institution on 1 February 2010, specialising in mental health care.
Low-complexity emergency services are also offered at the Peracamps Centre and community programmes are developed, such as sexual and reproductive health assistance, early breast cancer detection and coordinated registration between its hospitals and primary care facilities.
Research activities are deployed through IMIM, a centre that is closely connected to the Mar Hospital, a domestic and international reference in biomedical and health sciences research. It develops high-level competitive research programmes with the participation of domestic and international researchers and clinical doctors.
A changing social and economic context, that might influence providing high quality healthcare services to the general population
The possibility of collaboration with other entities, reinforced by joining the United Nations Global Compact.