IGHS is an integrated Health Group based in Coimbra, Portugal.Internationally recognized for its University, which is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and considered one of the oldest Medical Teaching Institutions in the world, the city of Coimbra is nowadays one of the strongest and most developed health clusters in Europe, integrating in an unique way all the sources of knowledge and know-how necessary for the development of a singular and distinctive Healthcare Group.In this highly demanding and developed academic environment, IGHS was able to create an unique and innovative Business Model, which integrates all the skills and know-how necessary for the conception, development and management of Hospitals and Healthcare projects, allowing its partners to have the comfort of having one single entity responsible for the complete delivery and deployment of turn-key solutions in the Healthcare and hospital business, as well as for its management and day to day operations administration and control.

IGHS · Partners

IGHS combs the global market for the best solutions to our projects and customers’ needs, following previously established criteria and thus guaranteeing the best choice.The health sector’s complexity and exigency level compel us to develop partnerships with the best and most distinctive stakeholders, such as suppliers/vendors, information technology companies, universities and other academic/vocational institutions, hospitals, and research & development centres.

IGHS · Main Partners
  • University Of Coimbra, Portugal
  • University of Oporto, Portugal
  • CESPU, Portugal
  • APHP
  • Clinique des Grangetes de Genéve
  • Grupo Luz Saúde
  • Grupo Trofa Saúde
  • IBM
  • Siemens
  • Medtroninc
  • Embryotools
  • Danmedics
  • Ciberbit
  • VHM
  • EFQM
  • Qual
  • Laborial
Duarte Nuno Vieira

PH.D., MD, Portugal

  • President of the European Council of Legal Medicine;
  • President of the Board of Science Advisors of the International Criminal Court;
  • Best World Doctor for Forensic Sciences;
  • Douglas Lucas Medal Award (American Academy of Forensic Sciences).

“The orientation given to the patent and for the sustainability of the projects,founded on the highly technical, scientific and distinctive contribution of our partners is one of a kind, and a guarantee of innovation in medical services and their management. It is for this reason that this concept is praised and adopted by every one of our international partners.”

Andrea Natale


  • Executive Medical Director of Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Centre in Austin, USA
  • Member of the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Cleveland Clinic;
  • Head of the Department of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology;
  • Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic’s Centre for Atrial Fibrillation;
  • Member of Food and Drug Administration’s Task Force on Atrial Fibrillation;

“The clinical management model offered by IGHS is an added value for any Hospital or Group of Hospitals. Nowadays, it is inconceivable for an organization to have the most varied competences and capacities in all medical fields and specialties. As such, IGHS’s integrating process represents a certainty of success and should serve as an inspiration to modern hospital projects.”

Carlos Robalo Cordeiro


  • President of the Medical Council of IGHS
  • President European Society of Respiratory diseases

“Ensuring Total Dedication
In a medical perspective, it’s with a double sense of pride and responsibility that I think IGHS should be seen as an innovative Group, in which the remarkable success already achieved is reflected in the growing dimension of the Group’s units and in the confidence of those who choose us, showing trust in our efficiency.
Since effectiveness and expertise are essential to the clinical success of the services provided by the Group’s Units, we base them on four fundamental pillars: Quality at all levels, with particular relevance to human resources, infrastructure and equipment, allowing us to ensure the provision of the best and most appropriate solutions to all who come to us in a condition of total security.Differentiated offers, combining comprehensive and highly specialized Teams in the different medical and surgical skills, as well as everyone assigned to additional business resources. Innovation in the conception and development of the services provided daily striving to optimize all resources and solutions in terms of use and implementation. Stringency, based on good clinical practice and the ethical commitment to our users, forcing us to total dedication.Professional competence, attitude, comfort, and humanization, are the values that transform IGHS into a Singular Group. Trust us, because we work for you, and your Health is our priority.”

Ulrich Costabel

MD, UK and Germany

  • Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Pneumology and Allergology at the Ruhrlandklinik in Essen, Germany;
  • President of WASOG from 2008-2011
  • Chairman of the European BAL Group since 1998;
  • Head of the Clinical Assembly and member of the Executive Committee of the ERS;
  • Chairman of the ERS Congress in Munich;
  • President Emeritus and the current Archivist of WASOG

“The organization that I know and have seen in operation in UHC (Unidade Hospitalar de Coimbra, S.A.), in Coimbra, Portugal, is the example of an ideal,integrated, modern hospital that can be successfully replicated in several parts of the world.”

Dania Alsammarae

MD, UK and UAE

  • Strategic/business development consultant;
  • Consultant for feasibility studies and business plans for projects at Pfizer and Booz;
  • Strategy and Development Director of Anglo Arabian Healthcare FZ LLC;
  • COO at Emirates Hospitals Group.

“Based on my vast experience in the elaboration of feasibility studies for hospitals as well as in management, I see a continuous increase in the complexity of Hospitals such that if one is to successfully maximize their management and the best services, it is essential to put together highly qualified and specialized teams who can, together, do what individually no one can.”