Improving patient experience

State-of-the-art cardiology in rural Portugal

Learn how a provincial hospital turned into one of Portugal's most renowned centers for heart disease. And why distance doesn’t matter.
5 min
Manuel Meyer
Published on 25. Februar 2022

The Hospital do Espírito Santo de Évora is not only improving healthcare in the Portuguese province of Alentejo, it is also becoming a leading hospital for cardiovascular interventions in Portugal. This attracts doctors and patients from all over the country to the remote southern region.

Filomena Mendes, PhD
Hospital Espirito Santo
Professor Lino Patricio
Trained employees

Professor Patricio Lino

Francicsco´s wife help him with daily routine checks
healthcare technicians checking vital data
Francisco receiving his procedure

By Manuel Meyer

Manuel Meyer reports from Spain and Portugal for Ärzte Zeitung (a German newspaper for physicians and other medical professionals) and other media outlets. He is based in Madrid.