Healthcare Beyond Boundary: Samitivej Takes Leading Role with Hospital Management Excellence Samitivej Public Company Limited is a public listed heath care company in Thailand that operates a strong network of three leading private hospitals in Thailand. Established since 1979, it has been providing health care services to Thais and foreigners and well recognized in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region for its medical and service excellence. The group has won many leading international certifications and awards, such as the Join Commission International (JCI) and Hospital Management Awards (HMA) for three consecutive years. Apart from Samitivej group, we also operate 2 other hospitals BNH, in CBD of Thailand and Wictoria in Myanmar. Raymond Chong, Managing Director and CEO of Samitivej Public Company Limited, said, “With our strong credential in Thailand, we treat more than 1,000,000 patients per year of which 40% are international patients. We have more than 500 full time doctors and over 2,000 employees. The hospitals’ revenue is over US200 million per year. We are confident to bring our expertise and professionalism to work with Grande International Hospital in extending excellent medical services to the people of Nepal.“ Both Samitivej and Grand International share similar vision and culture of “Care”. At Samitivej, We Care... We care for patient safety and quality, and for the people who work for us and come into contact with us. We are looking forward to working with Grande International Hospital in developing quality of medical care in Nepal through a transfer of knowledge and sharing of skills to match Samitivej standard which includes other dimensions ranging from quality of services to atmosphere and image. Under this agreement, Samitivej will be responsible to ensure that the hospital operate at a high level of readiness in term of medical, nursing quality and etc. After the opening, Samitivej will continue to help review its capabilities of all administration and make recommendations in order to maintain the highest possible level of operational and service efficiency. Samitivej will also bring in its expertise and excellence in various areas, ranging from emergency medical services and technical services like laboratory and equipment maintenance and IT setup, to marketing and human resources development. Grande International Hospital operational from April 2012 Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi, Kathmandu was initiated on February 2010 with the motive “Care to Cure”. “The hospital will be developed as a centre of excellence for medical services with state-of-the-art facilities for the application of latest medical technology for patient care. The hospital is proposed to be a trendsetter in advancement of medical sciences and health research in Nepal. The long-term project vision will include facilities for medical and nursing education” The Chairman Dr. Roop Jyoti commented at the signing ceremony of Hospital management Services Agreement with Samitivej Hospital, Thailand. Dr. Jyoti said that this venture will bring modern healthcare to Nepal. The project promoters view their investment in the hospital as fulfillment of their social responsibilities to the nation. Dr. Jyoti added that the hospital plan incorporates provisions for handling future population growth, technological advancement and the possibility of medical tourism. The hospital is being constructed on 23 Ropanies of Land at Dhapasi, 2 km north of Ring Road. The total built up area of physical facilities would be 210,000 sft. The main building would be 14 stories and have 8 operation theaters, 5 lifts and 3 staircases. It would also have facilities for physically challenged patients. Construction and other activities are in full swing with 70% of the structural work completed. The total cost of the project is estimated at NRs 140 crores according to Mr. Bijay Rajbhandary, CEO of the hospital. He also mentioned that hospital would have many added features like wellness centre, internet lounge, coffee shop, gift shop, ATM. The visionary of the hospital Dr. Chakra Raj Pandey, Medical Director of the hospital stressed that time does not wait for anybody. He said that there was an urgent need to build such an institution for current as well as future generations. He also added that this hospital would serve patients with the practice of evidence based medicine through the application of modern technology. The multispecialty hospital would have the expertise to handle all the complex medical and surgical problems with state of the art facilities. The institution would aim to achieve excellence with a four- pronged strategy - i) service ii) team building, iii) academics and iv) research. All the subspecialties would be under one roof and the patients would get good treatment comparable to anywhere else in the modern world. He remarked, “Institution building is a process and GI hospital is just a little sprout which will keep on growing, making a difference in our society for better health care.” Previously, Grande International Hospital signed an agreement with Samitivej Hospital for providing consultancy services for the pre-opening project period. The agreement being signed at this time would entrust Samitivej Hospital with the comprehensive management of the hospital during its regular operation. "The demand for affordable quality healthcare in Nepal is on the rise and with the help from Samitivej, Grande International Hospital will be able to fulfill that need starting April 2012", Dr. Jyoti added. …………………………………………………………….
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