GE Healthcare becomes strategic partner of Vinmec

10:08 | 13/12/2017

GE Healthcare, the medical arm of General Electric, yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Vinmec Healthcare System, fostering science and technology application, boost the development of infrastructure as well as to invest in the human resources of the industry fitting international best practices. 

Particularly, GE Healthcare will dedicate its innovative medical equipment for imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound system and anaesthesia solutions to help Vinmec advance healthcare outcomes, focusing on two prime segments: cardiology and oncology.

Likewise, GE Healthcare will be a strategic party in nurturing a new generation of clinicians at Vinmec University of Health Sciences (VUHS), setting the new standard for medical education in Vietnam.

The health science university is scheduled for the debut in 2019 as the first hospital design partnership between a foreign-owned conglomerate in the medical industry and Vinmec.

Terri Bresenham, vice president and CEO of GE Healthcare in South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia said, “Vinmec is one of the leading healthcare organisations in Vietnam in terms of scale, infrastructure as well as modern equipment. We have a long history of collaboration with Vinmec and we are proud to continue to be Vinmec’s strategic partner for its future development and specifically with regards to development plans for VUHS. Medical education and capacity building are vitally important to a sustainable healthcare system and will have long-term impact on healthcare access and quality for generations to come.”

Terri Bresenham, vice president & CEO of GE Healthcare in South Asia, Africa and Southeast Asia, addressed the strategic partnership with Vinmec

Doctor Bui Duc Phu, director of Vinmec Times City, noted “in order to meet such a deluge of demands for healthcare services, to upgrade the quality and medical safety for our patients and to facilitate international-standard hospitals, we sought a strategic partner with the capability of providing cutting-edge technology to actualise those three objectives.”

GE Healthcare, with a track record of over a century in the field, a leading provider of medical imaging equipment, whose goal is to deliver better outcomes for providers and patients.

Vinmec, founded in 2012, is the not-pro-profit healthcare system invested by Vingroup Corporation targeting at catering high-quality healthcare service.

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BY Sam Luong

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