Ribera acquires the largest private healthcare group in Murcia and consolidates its presence in the region
- The Centro Médico Virgen de la Caridad group includes the hospitals of Cartagena and Caravaca, and a network of more than 30 medical centres and six specialised units.
- Elisa Tarazona, CEO of the Ribera Group, assures that the objective is to continue growing in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe.
The Ribera healthcare group has formalised the acquisition of Grupo Centro Médico Virgen de la Caridad, the largest private healthcare operator in Murcia. This operation is an example of Ribera’s commitment to this region, where it already manages Ribera Hospital de Molina, in Molina de Segura, which covers a catchment area of 140,000 citizens. In Alicante, Ribera also manages the Hospital Universitario del Vinalopó in Elche and the Hospital de Denia, as well as its Primary Care networks.
Founded in 1981 and with a staff of more than 560 professionals, the Centro Médico Virgen de la Caridad group has the Cartagena Hospital, built in 2018, and the Caravaca Hospital, refurbished last year, as well as a network of more than 30 medical centres and six specialised units. The Centro Médico Virgen de la Caridad group is the leader in private healthcare provision in the Region of Murcia in terms of number of centres, as well as being present in all the most populated towns in this autonomous community.
“We are making progress in the consolidation of our responsible health project”.
For Elisa Tarazona, CEO of the Ribera Group, “with this operation we are moving forward in the consolidation of our responsible health project in the Iberian peninsula and in Europe, helping the sustainability of health systems, always committed to excellence, innovation and research, and learning and collaborating with the great professionals we have, and who are the key to the success of our project”.
In addition, as Tarazona explained, “with these centres, we provide assistance to the citizens of Murcia, but also to the residents of the nearby Torrevieja Health Department in everything they may need, as well as to those of the rest of the province of Alicante”.
The consulting firms Deloitte and KPMG have been the advisors of this operation.
About the Ribera Group
Ribera is a business group that has been a provider of public and private healthcare services since 1997, managing hospital projects and specialised care services in Spain, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. It has a University School of Nursing, a purchasing centre, a laboratory division, a technology company and a foundation dedicated to research, training and health promotion. Ribera is a responsible health company, working to improve the health and well-being of citizens. Its social commitment is evident through multiple initiatives that, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, contribute value to current and future society and contribute to the sustainability of healthcare systems.