October 7, 2008

Chindex International to Open Guangzhou United Family Health Center

Chindex International, an American healthcare company, has announced that United Family Healthcare made its entry into the southern China market with the receipt of the healthcare practice license for its new Guangzhou United Family Health Center.

Patient care at the clinic is expected to commence soon, with the first patients scheduled to arrive on October 8, 2008.

Clinical services at the Guangzhou facility will include family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine provided by international staff, and a variety of specialty medicine services including cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, ENT, general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and other sub-specialists provided through an affiliation with a Chinese teaching hospital.

Roberta Lipson, Chindex CEO, said: "We expect the clinic to appeal to local Chinese and expatriate professionals employed at one of the many multinational enterprises in the area and in the local business community. The Guangzhou clinic will spearhead a model of evidence-based integrative medicine which merges the best of western healthcare with the best of traditional Chinese medicine.

"The opening of the Guangzhou outpatient facility is an important step in our long-term expansion plan to open hospitals and clinics in the major cities of China. This event fulfills our plan to gain brand recognition and build demand in anticipation for the opening of Guangzhou United Family Hospital in 2010."