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Vithas and MSD Join Forces to Train and Innovate in Oncology Matters

Vithas and MSD have formed an alliance to enhance patient care, especially in cancer treatment. The collaboration focuses on innovation, research, and education, coinciding with the launch of Vithas Oncology Institute. Vithas, exceeding €700 million in turnover, operates 20 hospitals and 37 medical centers nationwide. Owned by Goodgrower, it’s chaired by Jorge Gallardo Piqué.




New agreement between the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Vithas and MSD have launched an alliance with the main objective of “ contributing to the improvement of care and quality of life for patients with cancer ” and other pathologies, according to the company statement.

Within their commitment to innovation and health research, both companies have signed the agreement, with a minimum duration of two extendable years, coinciding with the launch of the Vithas Oncology Institute (IOV).

This center will be the hospital company’s main instrument for its development together with the Vithas Foundation, the Vithas PlazaSalud+ purchasing center and the group’s group of hospitals.

The framework agreement includes the collaboration of Vithas and MSD in carrying out joint training projects and programs, activities related to innovation, technological development and social promotion of health education in different therapeutic areas , including the oncology field.

Vithas has exceeded 700 million euros in turnover in 2023

Apart from the future Esplugues de Llobregat hospital, Vithas already has two medical centers in Lleida and Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) . All this offer and resources have led the healthcare group to exceed 700 million euros in turnover in 2023.

Vithas is owned by the parent company Goodgrower , created in 2007 by the Gallardo family, owners of Almirall. Since its creation in the mid-2000s, this division had already acquired some health centers, but it was in 2011 when Vithas began to be built as it is known today , after the purchase of 80% of the division that grouped Adeslas’ hospital offering. Segurcaixa. With this operation, Goodgrower acquired ten hospitals at once and worked side by side with Criteria Caixa in the hospital sector for almost a decade.

Currently, Goodgrower is chaired by Jorge Gallardo Piqué, part of the third generation of the family and brother of Carlos Gallardo, president of Almirall. The Gallardos have controlled 100% of Goodgrower since 2020 after purchasing the remaining 20% ​​from Criteria Caixa for 93 million euros .

The Vithas group is made up of twenty hospitals and 37 medical and care centers distributed throughout 14 provinces with more than 12,000 professionals in its lines. In addition, the group integrates the Vithas Foundation, Vithas Red Diagnóstica and the PlazaSalud+ purchasing center.


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