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Hospital HIMA San Pablo Caguas is 1 of 6 facilities within the Hospitales HIMA San Pablo healthcare system in Puerto Rico. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Hospital HIMA San Pablo Caguas is the 3rd largest private hospital in Puerto Rico, serving mainly the Central / Eastern region of the Island. Particularly, its Oncologic Hospital is a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program (American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer). Our population is 99% Hispanic, providing the opportunity to tackle disparities in recruitment of these patients.

The institution has a fully dedicated Office of Clinical Research, staffed by clinical research-certified professionals and investigators, with the objectives of promoting, supporting, and conducting clinical research studies in search of new forms of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up for diseases and conditions affecting human health.

Hospital HIMA San Pablo Caguas is a member of the following clinical research organizations: Society for Clinical Research Sites, Children's Oncology Group, NIH NCI Central Institutional Review Board, Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigation, and the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium. In addition, quality oversight is provided by the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation.


Demographic Data

  • Phases of clinical studiesPhase III, Phase IV
  • Types of studiesBiologics, Drugs, Medical Devices
  • PopulationsInfant 0-1yr, Child 2-10 yrs, Adolescent 11-17 yrs, Adult 18-64 yrs, Senior 65 yrs and over
  • Type of siteHospital
  • # of employees involved in research4
  • # of investigators11
  • Days openMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Extended office hoursYes
  • Dry iceYes
  • Blinded pharmacistYes
  • Dedicated monitoring spaceYes
  • Internet access for the monitorYes
  • Onsite laboratoryYes
  • Central laboratoryYes
  • Infusion capabilityYes
  • Shipping optionsFedEx, UPS, DHL, Other
  • Contact for regulatory documentsWilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, MD, MSc
  • Regulatory phone number787-653-3434, ext 1788, 19011
  • Type of IRB used by this siteCentral
  • Appropriate storage facilities for productYes
  • Able to appropriately store Schedule II drugsYes