The Punta Mita Hospital Foundation is a non-profit association which was formed by a group of people with a genuine desire to support the community by contributing to the  Punta Mita Hospital through healthcare programs with the intent of having the best healthcare services and equipment in the area.

Before 2017 the Punta de Mita area did not have emergency medical services available to people who live, work, and visit the area. In case of an accident the nearest hospital was 40 minutes away.

It was in June of 2017 that the Punta Mita Hospital opened its doors with the objective of providing world-class healthcare to the community of Punta Mita — both within the gates of Punta Mita and beyond.

In early 2018 after two separate health incidents in Punta Mita, a group of concerned residents leaded by Mr. Stan Grad, felt that a foundation to support Punta Mita Hospital was required to take it from urgent/emergent care to a trauma equipped Hospital.

Our first fundraiser was a success and with Dr. Najmabadi´s guidance we were able to buy Cardio equipment, a 64 slide Ct Scan – the best in the bay – and ancillary medical equipment.

Throughout this time our donations have been used strictly for healthcare related activities.

In 2021 the Punta Mita Hospital Foundation and Punta Mita Hospital itself, entered into an agreement with UC San Diego Health to provide Telemedicine services.

Punta Mita Hospital Foundation seeks to seed new initiatives, identify and expand existing healthcare programs, support appropriate clinical and medical research, promote medical education to positively impact its targeted communities


Ensure that Punta de Mita and surrounding communities have access
to state-of-the-art medical care, with a commitment to improving the
health and well-being of our patients and their families.


Apply our energy and funding towards improvement of health care to
the entire community in a compassionate and equitable manner.


Our values stand for these commitments:

To the Donor

We are good stewards of all donations to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

To the Community

We support Punta Mita Hospital in providing excellence in health care for the communities served not only today, but well into the future.


Punta Mita Hospital Foundation is fortunate to have a committed, dynamic Board of Directors. Each board member contributes a unique perspective, but all are united in their commitment to improving health.

Stan G. P. Grad

Stan G. P. Grad

Founder / Calgary

Stan Grad’s commitment to entrepreneurship, leadership, and philanthropy embodies the spirit and values he exemplified.

As Founder of the PMH Board, his tireless energy and passion for improving healthcare for all Will forever be remembered.

James C. Temerty

James C. Temerty

Co-Chairman / Toronto

Jim is the Founder and former CEO and Chairman of a multibillion-dollar global company. He’s a major investor and philanthropist in healthcare research, with a particular focus on cancer.

Richard Chess Zien

Richard Chess Zien

Co-Chairman / Los Ángeles

Rich began his advertising career in Toronto but spent the majority of his working life in the US Co-Owner, President & CEO of a successful firm. As a Founding Member of PMHF, he strives to ensure Punta Mita has state-of-the-art lifesaving medical capabilities.

Alfredo Bonnin Erales

Alfredo Bonnin Erales

Board Member / Nuevo Nayarit

Alfredo is Managing Director of Punta Mita ard has dedicated over 27 years to Dine, frie development company.

He plays a vital role as a liaison between Punta Mita residents and the Punta de Mita Community, contributing significantly to the project’s international.

Kurt Hauser

Kurt Hauser

Board Member / Boise

Kurt is a professional economist, dedicated writer, and former President of the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University.

He serves on various charitable boards and is Founder, President, and Director of his Foundation based in Wilmington, DE.

Margaret Isberg

Margaret Isberg

Board Member / Toronto

Margaret is a prominent Punta Mita resident with extensive business and non-profit experience.

She retired in 2009 as Senior Partner of a large global investment company and has been a seasonal resident in the Bahia de Banderas area for 20 years.

Roberto Santa Cruz

Roberto Santa Cruz

Treasurer / Guadalajara

With over 15 years of experience as a CEO for health care corporations, Roberto’ knowledge and skill set align perfectly with the Foundation’s mission to enhance health care services in the community.

Dallas Howe

Dallas Howe

Board Member / Canadá

Dallas has a background in software technology, agriculture and fertilizer/mining with over four decades of experience in chairing boards for a multinational listed company, University, and private sector, as well as serving on a hospital foundation and not-for-profits.

For 20 years he has divided his time between Punta Mita and Western Canada.



Punta de Mita is a small coastal town located in the state of Nayarit, Mexico. Due to its remote location and small population, there is a lack of public health providers in the area. This means that residents have limited access to essential healthcare services such as preventative care, diagnostic testing, and emergency medical services.

The absence of public healthcare providers in Punta de Mita is a significant challenge for the community. It not only affects the physical health of the residents but also their economic well-being. Many families in the area are unable to afford private healthcare, leaving them vulnerable to illnesses and medical emergencies.



Persons who used
IMSS – Social Security


Persons who used SSA – Health-Care
Center or Hospital – Seguro popular


Persons who used
other place

Nevertheless, there´s only one public health office in the area.

The hospital provides access to high-quality medical care for everyone, regardless of socioeconomic status. The hospital is staffed by trained professionals and equipped with the latest medical technology to ensure that patients receive the best care possible.
The presence of a private hospital in Punta de Mita has a significant impact on the community’s health and well-being.  It ensures that residents have access to essential healthcare services that they would otherwise be unable to afford. It also provides employment opportunities for the local community, supporting the area’s economic growth

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