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The mission of the St. Maarten Medical Center is:

SMMC provides high quality, accessible and affordable hospital care in the best interest of the patient, by closely cooperating with strategic partners, within a safe environment with motivated, qualified and competent staff.

About Us

St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) is an ambitious and growing hospital organization on St Maarten. With more than 300 employees, 25 specialists and a capacity of 69 beds, we continuously strive to ensure safe, quality health care.

Our primary service area is St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba which represents a total population of approximately 60.000 people, constituting a multi-cultural mix with more than 100 different nationalities. In addition, we offer health care services to the 2 million annual visiting tourists.

SMMC is preparing to start construction of a state-of-the-art new hospital, the St. Maarten General Hospital, with the aim to expand its services and offer ‘Quality Care Close To Home’ in order to accommodate the increased care demand of the people of St. Maarten, its visitors and neighboring islands.

Key Facts

69 Total number of beds
320 Total FTE count
2000 Total surgeries annually
15000 ER visits annually
450 Babies born annually
50000 Number of policlinic consultations annually
4500 Number of admissions annually

The vision of the St. Maarten Medical Center is:

SMMC is the general hospital that guarantees high quality hospital care based on patients’ needs, to residents and visitors of St. Maarten and her surrounding islands, close to home.

Medical Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Urology


“We are always striving to be better in the things that we do. As such, we are constantly in need of persons who are ready and willing to serve the people of St. Maarten, their own people. Together we will improve the level of care, not only in the number of services or specialties we offer, but the quality of care we provide, close to home “

Kees Klarenbeek

General Director

“Working at SMMC is more than working in the hospital to me, but working in and for St. Maarten. My job brings me great satisfaction; to work on the island that I call home, caring for my community whom I call my people. The appreciation we get from our patients can never be expressed in money or words. Our patients will occasionally remember their surgical procedure but they will always remember the personal and highest quality care and service that we give. We cannot give anything less than our best.”

Dr. Felix Holiday

Medical Director

Quality & Safety

SMMC is committed to the ongoing improvement of the quality and safety of care provided to its patients. The hospital’s main focus is to reinforce a culture and environment where all employees are patient focused and provide the highest of quality care services in accordance with national and international best practices. By adopting the concept of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), the hospital strives to better meet client needs and exceed their expectations. Our patients and staff are central in our CQI, whereby their Safety, Health and Satisfaction are the pillars defining our quality care. Through tracking of key quality and safety indicators, we are dedicated to improved patient outcomes.

JCI Accreditation

As we shift our organization towards a new General Hospital, we are aiming to become a Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited organization which is considered the gold standard in global health care. JCI accredited organizations are rigorously evaluated and must demonstrate committed compliance to quality care delivery based on the most current evidence-based practice standards. This means SMMC is working to improve and implement high quality care initiatives, patient-safe policies, practices, and procedures required to meet those standards.

St. Maarten General Hospital

An Ambitious Hospital in the Caribbean

Our aim is to develop SMMC to a prominent medical institution in the Caribbean in order to deliver quality care close to home. The new St. Maarten General Hospital will be a state-of-the-art hospital, Category 5 hurricane resilient and means an expansion to the following:

  • 15.387 m2 gross surface
  • 110 In-patient beds, divided by:
    • 8 special care beds (ICU/CCU)
    • 48 medical surgical beds
    • 38 mother & child beds
    • 16 daycare positions
  • 4 Operating theatres
  • 4 Outpatient clusters
  • Dialysis clinic with up to 30 positions
  • Radiology department including MRI
  • 2 General Practitioner clinics at the Emergency
  • Helideck
  • Pharmacy and Laboratory included
  • Parking Garage / 420 Parking lots

The total employee base for the St. Maarten General Hospital will be approximately 400 FTE’s.

Get in Touch

  •  Phone : +1 721 543 1111
  •  Email :
  •  Fax : +1 721 543 0116
  •  Address : Welgelegen road 30 Unit 1
  •  Address : Cay Hill, St Maarten

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