International Announces the Opening of Wuxi United Family Healthcare
Maryland, April 2, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International,
Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX) a leading independent American provider of Western
healthcare services and medical products in the People's Republic
of China, announced the opening of the Wuxi United Family Healthcare
Center at a ceremony held on April 2, 2008. The Wuxi United Family
Healthcare Center was established by the International Travel Healthcare
Association, Wuxi Center and will be managed by Chindex's United Family
Healthcare network. This cooperation will allow the newly-constructed
Center to provide premium healthcare services to the international
and local residents of the prosperous city of Wuxi and the surrounding
areas of metropolitan Shanghai. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Lu
Yanguang, Deputy Director of the Jiangsu Entry/Exit Inspection and
Quarantine Bureau, Mr. Gong Peixing, a member of the Standing Committee
of the CPC of Wuxi and Chairman of Political Consultative Conference
of Wuxi, Ms. Fang Peiying, Deputy Director of Wuxi Bureau of Health,
Roberta Lipson, CEO of Chindex International and Chairman of United
Family Healthcare, and Anne Moncure, President of United Family Healthcare.
Mr. Zhou Chuanming, Director General of the China Inspection and Quarantine
Wuxi Office praised the opening of the Center: "The opening of
the Wuxi United Family Healthcare Center will benefit the communities
of the areas surrounding the city of Wuxi by providing international
standard healthcare services for the first time. The opening of the
Center has also become a symbol for the continuing improvement of
the investment environment. The China Inspection and Quarantine Wuxi
Office is taking the lead to establish this cooperative venture with
an international healthcare company. Our project with United Family
Healthcare will introduce a well-known premium quality healthcare
brand in the Wuxi area and promote an international standard hospital
management model. Our goal is to improve healthcare services for the
residents of the Wuxi area and elevate the social economic development
to an international level."
Roberta Lipson, CEO of Chindex International, said, "The successful
establishment of the Wuxi United Family Healthcare Center is a result
of earnest collaboration between the two parties, which couldn't have
come to fruition without the great support from the Wuxi municipal
government and the healthcare administration. On behalf of the United
Family Network, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the
government leaders, relevant government offices and all distinguished
guests. We truly hope that we will continue to have this great support
from all of you in the future operations of the Wuxi United Family
Healthcare Center. "
Anne Moncure, President of United Family Hospitals and Clinics, said,
"As a member of the United Family network, Wuxi United Family
Healthcare Center will have access to the medical resources that our
integrated network in Shanghai and Beijing has to offer. The Wuxi
Center will cooperate with multiple overseas health insurance providers
to set up international direct billing for our patients. We're confident
that direct billing will bring significant convenience to the expatriate
families in Wuxi and Southern Jiangsu Province, who will gain access
to quality medical care at international standards without having
to travel to Shanghai or back to their home countries."
As the sixth healthcare facility in China to be owned or operated
by Chindex International, the Wuxi United Family Healthcare Center
has been constructed, equipped and will operate according to the international
standards for patient care which are the hallmarks of the United Family
About Chindex International, Inc.
Chindex is an American healthcare company that provides healthcare
services and supplies medical capital equipment, instrumentation and
products to the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. It provides
healthcare services through the operations of its United Family Hospitals
and Clinics, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated
ambulatory clinics in China. The Company's hospital network currently
operates in the Beijing and Shanghai metropolitan areas. The Company
sells medical products manufactured by various major multinational
companies, including Siemens AG, which is the Company's exclusive
distribution partner for the sale and servicing of color Doppler ultrasound
systems. It also arranges financing packages for the supply of medical
products to hospitals in China utilizing the export loan and loan
guarantee programs of both the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the German
KfW Development Bank. With twenty-six years of experience, over 1,000
employees, and operations in China, Hong Kong, the United States and
Germany, the Company's strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach
by providing leading edge healthcare technologies, quality products
and services to Greater China's professional communities. Further
company information may be found at the Company's websites, http://www.chindex.com
and http://www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com .
About International Travel Healthcare Association, Wuxi Center
International Travel Healthcare Association, Wuxi Center is a well-recognized
medical institution with strong management and high social awareness.
The Center is a state-designated professional institution for immigration
medical examinations and has an important position in the industry.
The Center is equipped with advanced medical equipment to provide
efficient and high quality services. All of the medical staff has
received professional training to ensure quality of service.
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