UPMC Part­ners with Macare Women’s Hospi­tal in China to Raise Stan­dards of Care

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PITTS­BURGH – Macare Women’s Hospi­tal in Quanzhou, China, has signed an agree­ment with UPMC In­ter­na­tional to pro­vide a wide range of ad­vi­sory ser­vices, in­clud­ing physi­cian and nurse train­ing, and as­sess­ment of clin­i­cal ser­vice lines, for this newly built 52-bed hospi­tal spe­cial­iz­ing in women’s health. The part­ner­ship is UPMC’s fourth in China and part of its rapidly ex­pand­ing global op­er­a­tion im­prov­ing the quality and ef­fec­tive­ness of health care around the world.

Added Shiyang Li, M.D., pres­i­dent and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of the pri­vate Macare Women’s Hospi­tal, “This col­lab­o­ra­tion is a key part of our com­mit­ment to achiev­ing world-class lev­els of quality, safety and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion in our state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity. Given UPMC’s world-renowned women’s hospi­tal and health pro­grams—and its long track record of rais­ing health care stan­dards in more than a dozen coun­tries— UPMC is a nat­u­ral part­ner for us.”

The ini­tial agree­ment in­cludes train­ing in Pitts­burgh for Macare physicians, nurses and administrators, fol­lowed by an in-depth, on­site as­sess­ment of the hospi­tal’s op­er­a­tions by UPMC’s clin­i­cal and op­er­a­tional ex­perts. Their re­view is ex­pected to in­clude the phys­i­cal hospi­tal struc­ture and lay­out, clin­i­cal ser­vice lines and pro­gram devel­op­ment, talent ac­qui­si­tion, in­fec­tion preven­tion and con­trol, in­for­ma­tion sys­tems, and lab­o­ra­tory op­er­a­tions. Upon com­ple­tion of the as­sess­ment by the end of 2018, the par­ties ex­pect to be­gin ne­go­ti­a­tions for a long-term col­lab­o­ra­tive re­la­tion­ship fo­cused on im­ple­ment­ing rec­om­men­da­tions.

Macare Women’s Hospi­tal will pro­vide ob­stet­rics, gy­ne­col­ogy and neona­tal ser­vices to women and new­borns in Quanzhou, the eco­nomic cen­ter of Fu­jian Prov­ince. The hospi­tal is equipped with ad­vanced med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy in­side an ele­gant and com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ment. The 13- oor fa­cil­ity, open­ing in Jan­uary 2017, is ex­pected to help meet grow­ing de­mand for ma­ter­nal and new­born ser­vices re­sult­ing from the re­cent ter­mi­na­tion of China’s “one child” pol­icy.

Macare’s re­la­tion­ship with UPMC de­vel­oped af­ter two of its physicians at­tended the rst train­ing class in July at UPMC’s In­ter­na­tional Train­ing Cen­ter of Ex­cel­lence, based at UPMC East in Mon­roeville, Penn­syl­va­nia. “That ex­pe­ri­ence ex­posed our team to the ex­cel­lence of both UPMC’s in­ter­na­tional lead­er­ship and the ad­vanced mod­els of care be­ing prac­ticed at Magee-Womens Hospi­tal of UPMC,” noted Dr. Li.

UPMC’s other agree­ments in China in­clude a part­ner­ship with First Cheng­mei Med­i­cal In­dus­try Group to de­velop health care ser­vices on Hainan Is­land; pro­vi­sion of sec­ond-opin­ion telepathol­ogy ser­vices for KingMed Di­ag­nos­tics in Guangzhou; and sup­port for the op­er­a­tion of the Xiangya In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Chang­sha.

Through UPMC In­ter­na­tional, UPMC shares its clin­i­cal, tech­no­log­i­cal and managerial knowl­edge and ex­per­tise with part­ners around the world, cus­tomiz­ing so­lu­tions to ben­e­fit pa­tients and re­gions. The goal is to trans­form the de­liv­ery of health care while sup­port­ing UPMC’s pa­tient care and re­search mis­sion.

“We are ex­cited to work with Macare Women’s Hospi­tal, which shares UPMC In­ter­na­tional’s be­lief that pa­tients need and de­serve ex­cel­lent health care close to home,” said Bruno Gridelli, M.D., ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of UPMC In­ter­na­tional. “Our com­mon ob­jec­tive is to pro­vide pa­tients of Macare with the most ad­vanced ob­stet­rics, gy­ne­col­ogy and neona­tal care avail­able to­day.”

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