Luz Saúde was established in 2000 and is one of the largest health care groups in terms of income operating in the Portuguese market.
The group provides its services through 20 units (including eight private hospitals, a hospital of the national health service operated under the Public-Private Partnership program, seven private outpatient clinics and two senior residences), located in the North, Central and Central-South regions of Portugal.
On February 2014, Luz Saúde became the first private company in the health sector publicly listed.
On October 2014, the Portuguese insurer Fidelidade acquired 96% shares of Luz Saúde, thus becoming the new majority shareholder of the company.
The principal strategic orientations of Luz Saúde include:
Creation of an integrated network of healthcare providers that incorporates hospitals, outpatient clinics and residential healthcare facilities.
Establishment of partnerships with the public sector through the Public-Private Partnership programme.
Creation of specially designed residences for seniors - senior residences with services.