In Cuenca there are several wonderful hospitals that you can attend, for any medical emergency or occasion. In fact, Cuenca is well known in South America for its world class Medical Universities. I/we have been told by others that the Medical Department of the University of Cuenca is one of the very best in all of South America!
There are 3 major hospitals in Cuenca that most Expats attend, if or when the need arises, which are as follows below..
Hospital Universitario del Rio
The University Hospital Hospirio River SA University is an institution that began its run on May 26, 2009, offering quality medical services with the highest standards of technology and human resources that are available in Ecuador.
Among the services available to the Hospital Inpatient areas are generally Pediatric Hospitalization, Surgical Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care, and automated clinical laboratory, microbiology laboratory, (the hospital has a 1.6 Tesla magnetic resonator), gastroenterology service, retail pharmacy among others, detailed later.