Who are we?

The Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia (FCV) is one of the most important medical complexes in Colombia and one of the most outstanding in Latin America. It is a level four in levels of complexity, and it is the first institution in the country accredited by the JCI - International Joint Commission, a seal that endorses high standards of certified quality.

Currently, it ranks third nationally and sixth in Latin America, according to the ranking of the América Economía 2019 magazine, as the medical complex with one of the best models of patient experience that provides a close relationship, the provision of highly complex services, modern facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, a medical team conformed by professionals specialized in all fields of medicine, and an integral portfolio of services that guarantee world-class clinical treatments at the best costs. In addition, it is an important Technological Research and Development Center at the regional, national and international levels.

Acknowledgments

Since our inception, continuous improvement has been a key axis of the philosophy of the institution. Proof of this is that it has assumed the challenge by voluntarily applying to the most demanding quality models in the sector. Since 2001, the FCV has been awarded with multiple awards that show its search for excellence. Today the Cardiovascular Institute (ICV) is the Health Institution with the highest number of accreditations and recognitions in the eastern part of Colombia.

Our History

  • 1982

    The Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia (FCV) goes back to the year 1982 when the Variety Children’s Life or Variety Club International Children's Helpline, inspired the creation of the "Corazón a Corazón" committee of New York led in Colombia by Dr. Franklin Roberto Quiros.

  • 1986

    In 1986, a group of specialists and personalities from Bucaramanga set out to create a private, non-profit entity dedicated to treating heart disease, by having a group of physicians initiate the activities of consultation and stress testing in the Fundación Tercera Edad de la Congregación Mariana, and the first cardiovascular surgeries at the Bucaramanga Clinic in 1987.

  • 1992

    In 1992, the FCV became part of the Carlos Ardila Lulle Clinic, acquiring the fourth floor, and thus expanding all diagnostic and interventional services of cardiology and peripheral vascular surgery, using surgery rooms, intensive care unit and hospitalization of this modern clinic.

  • 1997

    Subsequently, in October 1997, the new headquarters of the Heart Institute (IC) was inaugurated, a modern 14-story building with a capacity of 123 hospital beds distributed among three care units. In this same year it obtained the "National Award of Cardiology ", and the" Corporación Colombiano de Investigaciones Biomédicas (ICIB) " was created.

  • 1999

    To ensure sustainability over time, the Institution's Strategic Plan was conceived, which contemplated the diversification of its health activities through self-sustainable Business Strategic Units that had to function under three guiding concepts: innovation, training and quality. As part of that strategy, in 1999 a continual improvement plan was designed, with the aim of achieving ISO 9001 certification.

  • 2001

    This achievement, which was obtained in January 2001 and covered all of its administrative and assistance areas, made the Cardiovascular Foundation the first hospital in Latin America to have access to a certification of that nature.

  • 2006

    In 2006, the Business Unit of Telemedicine and Bioengineering Businesses was created to contribute to the optimization and modernization of health services in Colombia, for which the Business Technology Center (CTE) was inaugurated with more than 5,500 square meters, space granted to the Strategic Business Units, in order to develop technology and knowledge. At the end of December of that same year, the operation of the Santa Marta Heart Institute clinic was started, receiving 28 beds, of which 4 were from Adult Intensive Care Units, where services of levels of complexity II, III and IV were attended in 24 clinical specialties.

  • 2007

    In 2007, the Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia received the visit of Re-certification ISO 9001 by the ICONTEC certifying body, and opened its new Nursing Room, the new Critical Care Unit and consolidated the UEN "FCV Telemedicine", as the greatest institution in this field at the national level.

  • 2009

    In 2009, the FCV - Instituto del Corazón, in accordance with its institutional vision of being a national and international reference institution in the provision of services for highly complex diseases, is the first institution to receive the accreditation of the international certification of the International Joint Commission in Colombia. In this same year, the consolidation of the International Services Office, created at the end of 2008, continues as a strategy to facilitate the management of international patients to the institution.

  • 2011

    In 2011, the Medicalized Transport Business Strategic Unit was launched, with the acquisition of a Westwind aircraft, a Learjet and a Robinson helicopter, with the aim of contributing to the internationalization of FCV services. During this year, the Biotechnology, Innovation and Technological Development office was also launched to strengthen innovation and research at the FCV.

  • 2016

    After developing successful medical processes in national and international patients, and analyzing the population's demand for health services, the FCV carried out its most ambitious project in terms of its magnitude and social impact for the country. The new specialized medical complex that was born within the hospital services ecosystem of the FCV, called Hospital Internacional de Colombia (HIC), was inaugurated in July 2016 with the aim of meeting the needs of society in terms of health and care capacity.

  • 2018

    The Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia (FCV) is one of the most important medical complexes in Colombia and one of the most outstanding in Latin America. It is a level four in levels of complexity, and it is the first institution in the country accredited by the JCI - International Joint Commission, a seal that endorses high standards of certified quality. In addition, it is an important Technological Research and Development Center at the regional, national and international levels.

    The FCV is prepared to take care of the lives of thousands of people and sow a new seed of hope that draws smiles throughout the world.

Corporate Philosophy

The Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia (FCV) is one of the most important medical complexes in Colombia. It has a level four complexity status and is the first institution in the country accredited by the International Joint Commission. In addition, it is an important Technological Research and Development Center at the regional, national and international levels.


In the FCV, we work with criteria of excellence, innovation and social sense to offer our patients the best care. Our recognition has been possible thanks to the perseverance, discipline and commitment of our team. However, our greatest achievement and what truly differentiates the Colombian Cardiovascular Foundation from other institutions is the fact that we do everything with the patient's well-being and satisfaction in mind.

Mission

Offer the best experience in the care of diseases in different medical specialties through comprehensive and specialized care provided by specialized institutes and centers, with a deep vocation in excellence, research and teaching that contributes to the health and well-being of our patients. collaborators and community in general.

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In 2025, the Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia - FCV will be the best health ecosystem in Latin America, a national and international reference based on superior clinical results, innovation and a person-centered care, within the framework of the FCV's largest social project

Corporate Values

Carry out our work with total dedication, interest and care, always trying to deliver the best of ourselves, to obtain optimal results that generate total satisfaction for the clients, using appropriately the resources provided by the Institution. Doing things right from the beginning to the end, observing with a high ethical sense all the actions and interventions in the products and services that reach our customers, anticipating the opportunities for improvement that can lead us to work more and better every day.

Work for personal and institutional development, creating new and better ways of doing things, always maintaining an attitude of flexibility towards change that in turn allows the search for solutions to unexpected setbacks that lead to continue strengthening the capacity for continuous learning.
Generate trust, pleasant emotions and human feelings of good treatment to our customers and suppliers, in order to allow moments of truth and provide added value in the services that we offer them.

Work day by day demonstrating a high sense of belonging and institutional commitment to the FCV, joining efforts to fulfill goals and objectives, defending the name of the institution, and always acting with transparency and sincerity, being loyal to the norms and values of the institution.

Contribute to the maintenance of a cordial and friendly work environment by recognizing and accepting the rights and differences of other people, complying in a timely manner with the established responsibilities and providing a considerate and courteous treatment to the people with whom we relate to everyday, mainly our customers.
Acting with equity guiding the work towards the community, offering support and collaboration to other people, working with a sense of fraternity and union that not only leads to the achievement of personal goals, but also tending to the fulfillment of objectives that promote the development and institutional progress.

Acting with the truth in each and every one of the acts towards our clients, suppliers and community in general, printing a sense of confidence, reliability and transparency in our work.

Strategic Objectives

Social

Develop the line of social insurance that provides access to specialized medicine.

To set up a network of specialized and top-level hospitals in Colombia.

Be pioneers in carrying and developing new institutions of high complexity and high incidence in the population.

Financial

Compliance with the TACC for Income and EBITDA by GEN and by LEN.

Generate an Ebitda Margin of 20% per year.

Portfolio recovery less than 60 days.

Customer and Marketing

Product and business development based on knowledge applied to results that are transferred to patient care.

The HIC is in the Top 3 in Latin America.

Development of a portfolio of specialized products for patient care.

Internal Processes

Compliance with accreditation standards for management processes and hospital care.

Deployment of the integral hospital management model in the FCV hospitals network.

Learning and Growth

Development of a training model by competences for all employees.

Attract, retain and develop personnel with key competences for the management of the FCV.