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India’s Kauvery Hospital launches orthogeriatrics department
29 June 2015 Kauvery Hospital, a multi-speciality hospital in Chennai, India, has advanced its healthcare services to senior citizens with the launch of an orthogeriatrics department to provide...

Cancer Research UK launches Major Centres for personalised treatment of patients
26 June 2015 Cancer Research UK is launching Major Centres at its Oxford, Manchester and Cambridge hubs to support research in early detection of cancer and personalised...

OhioHealth to open $300m neuroscience centre in Columbus
25 June 2015 Healthcare group OhioHealth is opening a new $300m neuroscience centre on its Riverside Methodist Hospital campus in Columbus on 6...

Two hospitals temporarily close in South Korea to control MERS spread
24 June 2015 South Korean authorities have temporarily closed two hospitals in the country's capital Seoul, to control the spread of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)...

Australian states oppose federal proposal to avoid hospital funding
23 June 2015 The Australian Government is planning to avoid funding public hospitals by delegating it to state governments, a leaked discussion paper has...

Mediclinic to purchase 29.9% stake in UK’s Spire for £431.7m
22 June 2015 South Africa-based private hospital group Mediclinic International's major shareholder Remgro has signed an agreement to purchase a 29.9% stake in UK-based Spire Healthcare Group from Cinven,...

Varian to deploy TrueBeam technology at Inova’s facilities in US
19 June 2015 Varian Medical Systems has signed a multi-year agreement with Inova to provide its advanced technology for image-guided, high-precision radiotherapy and...

HealthSouth and Mount Carmel to develop new rehab hospital in Ohio, US
18 June 2015 US-based HealthSouth has entered an agreement with Mount Carmel Health System to build a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Westerville,...

Philips signs $500m deal with WMCHealth to enhance patient care in US
17 June 2015 Royal Philips has entered a multi-year, $500m partnership with US-based Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), in a bid to improve patient care across New York's Hudson...

NMC Health to acquire UAE-based medical care provider ProVita for $160m
16 June 2015 NMC Health has signed an agreement to acquire UAE-based ProVita International Medical Centre from TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, Olayan Group, Al Zarooni Emirates Investment and other...

Bouygues to build new €175m LimmiViva hospital in Switzerland
15 June 2015 Losinger Marazzi, a Swiss subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, will design and build a new LimmiViva hospital in the town of Schlieren, near...

South Korea closes two hospitals to restrict spread of MERS disease
12 June 2015 South Korea has closed two hospitals that treated patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), in a bid to restrict the spread of the disease in the...

EIB grants €40m fund to upgrade General Hospital in Pula, Croatia
11 June 2015 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to provide a €40m fund to Croatia to improve health infrastructure in the...

Yukon Government breaks ground on Whitehorse General Hospital expansion project
10 June 2015 The Yukon Government has broken ground on the expansion project of the Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH) located in Yukon,...

Expansion works for Marin General Hospital’s $394m project begins in US
09 June 2015 The expansion works for Marin General Hospital's $394m project has started in Greenbrae, California,...

Victorian Government to build new heart hospital in Australia
08 June 2015 Australia's Victorian Government has revealed plans to construct a new specialist heart hospital at Monash University in Clayton, in a bid to expand cardiovascular care, research and...

New blood donors are decreasing in UK, says NHS
05 June 2015 UK-based NHS Blood and Transplant has reported that 40% fewer new volunteers have offered to donate blood in 2014 compared to the last decade across England and North...

PointRight introduces new analytics tool set for healthcare payers
04 June 2015 Analytics solutions provider PointRight has introduced new predictive analytics and performance measurement tools, which can be used by healthcare payer...

Acadia Healthcare buys 17 inpatient behavioural health facilities for $145m
03 June 2015 Acadia Healthcare has acquired 17 inpatient behavioural health facilities with 500 beds in the UK and US for...

Memorial Hermann breaks ground on $650m Texas Medical Centre expansion project
02 June 2015 US-based Memorial Hermann has broken ground on the $650m renovation and expansion project of the Texas Medical Centre (TMC)...

Georgia Healthcare acquires 50% stake in 450-bed hospital in Tbilisi
01 June 2015 Bank of Georgia's healthcare subsidiary Georgia Healthcare Group has entered a binding memorandum of understanding to acquire a 50% equity stake in...