Centro Médico CEM - Fuerteventura
The dream of Silvestre de León is twenty years old. The businessman who died in 2002 decided at the end of the nineties to open a physiotherapy centre in order to cover the existing demand in Fuerteventura. Two decades later, the Centro Médico Fuerteventura (CEM) has over twenty specialists and sophisticated technology that has turned it into a reference and avant-garde centre on the island and even outside of the island.
The project of Silvestre de León started in 1998 in a small office in the María Estrada Street, in Puerto del Rosario. Silvestre kept on dreaming of incorporating new health services that would cover the necessities of the Majorero society and in 2002, he achieved another dream: to install on the island the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which was a true revolution for the health service on the island and put an end to the trips of patients to the other islands and to the long waiting lists.
That same year, Silvestre passed away and his project was carried on by his wife Marisa Darias, who has followed in his steps and has managed to bring to Fuerteventura the best specialists, cutting-edge methods for diagnosis and state of the art machinery. Slowly, the family of the centre has grown and at present, it provides an enormous catalogue of services with the latest technologies: 4D scans for gynaecology, totally digitalised radiology, cryosurgery in otolaryngologist (unique on the island). In addition to individuals, they also attend private insurance companies and work accident mutual insurances. The dream of Silvestre was a success. Over twenty specialists and about fifty professionals work daily so that CEM can keep on being a reference for the island's health sector.