DECEMBER 2019 Sant Joan de Déu again receives a TOP 20 award. The TOP20 Hospital Program evaluates more than 150 hospitals throughout the Spanish state. The hospital has received this recognition nineteen times.
SEPTEMBER 2019 Success in the first thermal laser ablation performed in Spain on a child with a brain tumor. It is a very new surgical technique that is performed in few centers due to its complexity.
SEPTEMBER 2019 A brainstem implant allows sounds to be perceived by a patient suffering from profound hearing loss. This technique allows treating congenital auditory malformations that in other countries are considered unviable.
FEBRUARY 2019 The Sant Joan de Déu Hospital successfully operates a 1,310-gram baby who suffered from unremitting ventricular tachycardia. It is the smallest baby in the world who has had a cardiac ablation.
JANUARY 2019 for the first time in the world Sant Joan de Déu treats a pediatric retinoblastoma with an oncolytic virus.
JUNE 2018 the researcher Guillem Pascual Pastó receives one of the most prestigious awards in world pediatric oncology in recognition of his research work on retinoblastoma. The Société Internationale d’Oncologie Pédiatrique (SIOP) awards the Odile Schweisguth Prize each year to the best researcher in the field of childhood cancer.
MARCH 2018 for the first time, a team of neurosurgeons operates an awake 15-year-old girl to remove the focus of her epilepsy.
MARCH 2018 for the first time in Spain, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu implants the first wireless pacemaker in a teenager.
DECEMBER 2017 Cardiologist Josep Brugada is among the 50 best doctors in Spain according to Forbes magazine. Dr. Brugada leads the Arrhythmia Unit of the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and is an expert in the prevention of sudden infant death. Dr. Brugada is rated among the top 5 Spanish cardiologists.
OCTOBER 2017 Surgeons at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital operate on an open heart for a large premature baby to correct a serious congenital malformation that would have caused death.
SEPTEMBER 2017 The Sant Joan de Déu Emergency Department is chosen as the highest rated department of hospitals in Catalonia. Families value the information and assistance received with an 8.6.
DECEMBER 2016 The Catalan government distinguishes the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital with the Josep Trueta plaque for health merit 2016 for its contribution to the advancement and improvement of healthcare.
MAY 2016 Cardiologist Georgia Sarquella receives the National Prize for Pediatric Cardiology.
AUGUST 2015 for the first time traumatologists from Sant Joan de Déu reposition the shoulder blade by endoscopy to a child born with this bone at neck height.
JANUARY 2014 The team of heart surgeons at the Sant Joan de Déu children’s hospital performs a pioneering intervention on a premature baby of one and a half kilograms with very serious heart disease. It is the first time that a premature baby with these characteristics has been successfully operated on.
JANUARY 2008 The Sant Joan de Déu Hospital places a bionic hand in a pediatric patient for the first time in Europe.