Our History

Philanthropy, ethics, and medical leadership

1886

13 diciembre, 1886
1886

On December 12, the American Hospital is inaugurated in Mexico City. Mr. Simón Lara was the first ABC philanthropist to donate a plot of land to build the hospital, an act that motivated the American Benevolent Society to collect donations for its construction.

1923

1 enero, 1923
1923

Thanks to the donation of Mr. Weetman Pearson and the unconditional support of his wife, Mrs. Annie Cass, both from the English community in Mexico, Cowdray Sanatorium opens its doors on Mariano Escobedo Street; it would later be known as the “English Hospital”.

1941

1 enero, 1941
1941

The American Hospital and Cowdray Sanatorium join forces to create the American British Cowdray Hospital, I.A.P., governed from that date forward by a Board of Trustees whose members, belonging to various communities, support the Institution altruistically.

1952

14 mayo, 1952
1952

The ABC Medical Center Medical Association is created in response to the need for specialized medical advice.

1953

16 diciembre, 1953
1953

The Volunteer Ladies Group is created to support various areas of the Institution.

1964

8 enero, 1964
1964

A fundraising campaign is carried out to build the ABC Hospital in Observatorio, with great participation from the Mexican people.

1970

8 enero, 1970
1970

Logo used until that year.

1983

8 enero, 1983
1983

The “Today and Tomorrow” Campaign begins with the objective of obtaining funds for the expansion and modernization of ABC Hospital.

1984

8 enero, 1984
1984

Actualización de logotipo.

1990

8 enero, 1990
1990

Logo update.

1991

8 enero, 1991

The “Today and Tomorrow” Campaign officially ends, which in seven and a half years reaches the record figure of 20 million dollars (double what was originally planned and in less time) for the ABC Hospital Development Program, today ABC Medical Center .

1999

8 enero, 1999
1999

ABC Medical Center obtains certification from the General Health Council (CSG).

2003

8 enero, 2003
2003

Since 2003, the ABC is a medical center, offering all medical specialties.

2004

8 enero, 2004
2004

ABC Medical Center Santa Fe, a hospital unit that complements the services offered at the Observatorio Campus, is inaugurated.

2006

8 enero, 2006
2006

ABC signs an affiliation agreement with Methodist International of Houston, Texas, to match its current services with international standards.

2008

4 diciembre, 2008
2008

The ABC Center for Gynecology, Obstetrics and Pediatrics is inaugurated at the Santa Fe Campus.

2008

The ABC Medical Center receives accreditation from the Joint Commission International for its Observatorio and Santa Fe Campuses.

2009

8 enero, 2009
2009

The “Imagine…” Campaign is launched for the construction and equipping of the ABC Cancer Center at the Observatorio Campus.

2011

8 enero, 2011
2011

The Center for Neurology, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation begins operations at the Santa Fe Campus.

2013

8 enero, 2013
2013

The Observatorio Campus Hospitalization Tower is named “Jordan-Black” in honor of a great benefactor of ABC.

2014

8 enero, 2014
2014

The fundraising campaign for the construction of the “TEC-ABC” Medical School is launched, naming the building in honor of the Espinosa Rugarcía family.

2016

8 enero, 2016
2016

ABC Medical Center celebrates 130 years of Medical Excellence.

2017

8 enero, 2017
2017

Annie Cass Critical and Surgical Care Tower is inaugurated in the Observatory Campus in 2017.