BETHESDA, 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 Healthcare network.
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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