GE HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINA JSC ANNOUNCED THE SIGNING OF A STRATEGIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT


21.02.2014

GE HEALTHCARE AND MEDICINA JSC ANNOUNCED THE SIGNING OF A STRATEGIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT

Moscow, February 21, 2014 - GE Healthcare and the Medicina JSC Clinic signed a memo of strategic and technological partnership. Within the frameworks of this memo the parties agreed to create an international site for modern medical technologies demonstration and training facility for Russian doctors on the premises of the Medicina Clinic, one of the leading private clinics of the capital.

Grigory Roytberg, President of Medicina JSC, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said when signing the memo: “We are happy to start a strategic partnership with GE Healthcare, the leading manufacturer and supplier of high-tech medical equipment. The Medicina Clinic will become a demonstration practice ground where Russian specialists can get familiar with the modern technological concepts. I am confident that cooperation between GE Healthcare and the Medicina Clinic will promote the development of medical technologies in Russia.”

Skander Malcolm, GE President for rising markets, said: “In accordance with the localization strategy, GE Healthcare aims to expand its presence on the high-tech medical equipment market in Russia. By uniting the best medical solutions and interacting with the local partners who have expert knowledge of the Russian healthcare market, GE together with Medicina JSC seeks to make high-quality diagnostics easily accessible for Russian patients.”

The Medicina Clinic is the only Russian clinic accredited according to the JCI International Healthcare Standards Today the Medicina Clinic has got top specialists in the fields of radiation therapy, chemotherapy, cardiac surgery, traumatology and orthopedics working there.



Medicina JSC
Medicina JSC was founded in 1990. The Medicina Clinic is an multi-specialty medical center of 2 buildings occupying the space of 35 000 m2: it has a polyclinic, an inpatient facility, a 24 hour ambulance and the Sofia Oncology Center *. More than 300 doctors of 44 medical specializations work at the Medicina Clinic.
In December 2012, the Medicina Clinic was recognized the best private clinic in Moscow by the Contest Juri of the Moscow Festival “Formula of Life” in the area of health care, organized under the auspices of the Moscow Government and the Moscow Health Department. The Clinic is certified according to the international standards of ISO 9001:2008, is an award winner of the European contest of quality (EFQM Awards 2012), is part of the Swiss Leading Hospitals Association, and is the recipient of the Prize of the Russian Government in quality. For more detail: www.medicina.ru
GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare company offers a range of advanced medical technologies and services that satisfy the demand for wider access to healthcare, its better quality and higher availability. GE Healthcare (company stock is listed in the New York Stock Exchange under the code of “GE”) performs an important task of making the top specialists find solutions to the most difficult problems with the help of advanced technologies. The knowledge and experience of GE Healthcare in the areas of medical imaging, IT, patient monitoring systems, diagnostics, development of drugs, biopharmaceutics manufacturing techniques and performance increase solutions are all aimed at helping healthcare specialists provide the best treatment to each and every patient. You can find out the latest company news at http://newsroom.gehealthcare.com. In September 2011 GE Healthcare announced that during the 5 years to follow it will allocate 1 billion US dollars of its budget to expand scientific research in the fields of developing the advanced oncological diseases diagnostic tools, molecular methods of visualization, worlds-class biopharmaceutics manufacturing techniques and oncological research.
GE Healthcare in Russia/CIS
GE Healthcare has been working in Russia and CIS (Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan) for more than 25 years. During these years various clinics and hospitals in Russia and CIS were supplied with over 20 000 high-tech equipment items including computer MRI scanners, angiographic, mammographic and X-ray machines, ultra sound systems. The whole range of products and services allows GE Healthcare to satisfy up to 70% of the local market demands in complex medical equipment. In Moscow there is its own “GE Healthcare Academy” training center that provides instruction to Russian and CIS specialists in terms of working knowledge with GE equipment. More than 400 top class local specialists work at GE Healthcare in Russia and CIS. The company strategy is aimed at expanding its presence in all regions of Russia to support the Russian healthcare priority missions such as medical service quality improvement and decrease in chronic disease morbidity and mortality rate.


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Nina Byvsheva
GE Corporate communications in Russia and CIS

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nina.byvsheva@ge.com
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