SHANGHAI, 12 July, 2018 – Luye Medical Group today announced its strategic collaboration with internationally renowned medical organization – Cleveland Clinic to build the first Cleveland Clinic Connected Hospital in Shanghai’s New Hong Qiao International Medical Center precinct. The international general hospital, guided by the principle of value-based healthcare, will aim to build key clinical specialties with strong global influence. The collaboration will focus on clinical outcomes, complex and high technology procedures, Patient-Centered Integrated Practice Unit and other areas to implement innovative clinical practice with international standards that is customized for China.
Representatives from the Shanghai government, industry association, the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center, key opinion leaders and academics from top-tier hospitals in China attended the Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic International Collaboration Announcement Ceremony held earlier.
In the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the significance of Healthy China 2030 blueprint has been reaffirmed. The private healthcare industry, under the support of favorable policies, will usher in a new chapter of development. Based on “Healthy China 2030”, the Shanghai government released the “Healthy Shanghai 2030” blueprint which indicates that Shanghai will be establishing a cluster of clinical specialist groups, meeting the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center’s goal and positioning Shanghai as Asia’s “Medical Center City” as well as a leader in clinical specialties in China by 2020.
Luye Medical, with the support from Cleveland Clinic, will establish world-leading clinical specialties such as Cardiology, Urology, Oncology etc. and provide international standard healthcare service in the general hospital with the aim to ultimately contribute to achieve the “Healthy China 2030” goal.
A panel discussion titled “Sino-U.S. Collaboration and Prospects of the Healthcare Industry in China” was held during the announcement ceremony. During the session, top-tier academics from different disease areas shared their point of views on the opportunities and challenges of value-based healthcare in China and also provided constructive advice on the international collaboration between Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic.
“We are honored to work with the Luye Medical Group to bring the first Cleveland Clinic Connected hospital to the city of Shanghai,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Disease and illness know no boundaries or borders, through innovative approaches and teamwork we can work together to impact lives in the healthiest way possible. Collaboration, like the one we are announcing today, aligns with our mission to improve the lives of as many patients as possible in order to advance the ‘Healthy China 2030’ goal.”
“Providing high quality healthcare products, technology and service for patients have always been the aspiration and key driver of Luye Medical Group,” said Liu Dianbo, Chairman of the Board and President of Luye Life Sciences Group. “We are honored to forge this strategic collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, which is renowned to be at the forefront in many clinical specialties around the world. This marks a key milestone in our pursuit of introducing cutting-edge medical technologies, operation models, and management systems to benefit Chinese patients. Sharing the same vision, we are confident that together with Cleveland Clinic, we can make a greater impact to improve the quality of healthcare around the world.”
About Luye Medical Group
Luye Medical Group is the healthcare services arm of Luye Life Sciences Group, with nearly 10,000 employees. Luye Medical Group operates over 50 private healthcare facilities across China, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore through its subsidiaries and associates such as Healthe Care, OncoCare Cancer Centre, Novena Heart Centre and AsiaMedic. Healthe Care is the third largest private hospital group in Australia with over 35 facilities while OncoCare Cancer Centre and Novena Heart Centre are among the largest specialty clinics in Singapore in the areas of oncology and cardiology, respectively. In China, Luye Medical Group has established a set of specialty areas and integrated services such as dental, maternity, rehabilitation and cosmetic surgery services throughout its hospitals and clinics in key cities including Shanghai, Yantai, Chongqing and Chengdu. Through introducing and innovating cutting-edge medical technologies, operation models, and management systems, Luye Medical Group is committed to providing patients with exceptional and value-based healthcare services; as well as leveraging on international expertise and know-how to bring world-class healthcare services to China and SE Asia.
About Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries.
About Cleveland Clinic Connected
Cleveland Clinic Connected connects hospitals with Cleveland Clinic’s best practices in clinical operations, patient experience and quality of care, with the goal of improving patient care in the United States and around the world. Physicians can access best practices and protocols created by Cleveland Clinic experts and used at Cleveland Clinic locations worldwide. Luye Medical is the first member of Cleveland Clinic Connected.