Chindex opens new Tianjin United Family Hospital in China

19 December 2011 (Last Updated December 19th, 2011 18:30)

US healthcare company Chindex International has officially opened Tianjin United Family Hospital in Beijing, China.

US healthcare company Chindex International has officially opened Tianjin United Family Hospital in Beijing, China.

The new 75,000ft2 facility will provide inpatient services and contains two operating theatres.

Outpatient services include primary care, obstetrics and gynaecology, dental services, paediatrics, and emergency services.

Supporting departments include radiology and laboratory services.

The 26-licensed bed facility has established direct-billing relationships with international insurance companies for the convenience of its patients and is expected to begin its operations shortly.

Chindex president and CEO Roberta Lipson said that facility is the first foreign-operated, full-service hospital in Tianjin.

"We believe Tianjin offers a compelling market opportunity. The city has seen rapid economic and social progress in recent years and is home to a growing international community," Lipson said.

"Moving forward, we will continue to seek new development opportunities in Tianjin based on operating capacity needs and Tianjin's continued economic development."

Chindex provides healthcare services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare.

United Family Healthcare is a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuxi.

The company also provides medical capital equipment and products through Chindex Medical, a joint venture company with manufacturing and distribution businesses serving both domestic China and export markets.

Chindex Medical's businesses also engage in R&D, manufacturing, distribution and export of Chinese devices and consumables, including blood transfusion consumables and viral inactivation systems, surgical consumables and dental products.