BETHESDA, Md., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX, "the Company"), an American healthcare company providing services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare, a network of private hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics, today announced the official opening of United Family Quankou Clinic in Shanghai, one of the latest development projects of the United Family Healthcare ("UFH") network. On July 17, 2013, the Company held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, which was attended by distinguished guests including Mr. Robert Griffiths, United States Consul General in Shanghai, representatives from the city's Changning district government, medical associations, as well as other business associates.
The state-of-the art, expanded facility, previously the Shanghai United Family Dental Clinic, is the new home for several services formerly located within the nearby main Shanghai United Family Hospital. Health care offerings at the new United Family Quankou Clinic include an Eye Clinic, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinic, Dermatology & Skin Center, Mental Health Clinic and ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Clinic, as well as an upgraded Dental Clinic. The very latest medical technology and increased capacity will further allow these specialty clinics to rollout even more expanded services in the near future. The bright and modern UFH clinic facilities aim to provide a comfortable and nurturing environment for patients. The clinic will offer patients referrals to other care providers within the UFH network and the wider medical community, with convenient direct billing options to well-established international insurance companies.
United Family Quankou Clinic will follow and attempt to surpass the highest international quality standards recognized by the world's most well-regarded accrediting agency, Joint Commission International (JCI). UFH is currently China's only multi-city JCI quality accredited healthcare network, confirming its position within the highest echelon of global healthcare providers.
United Family Healthcare Vice President and Shanghai regional General Manager, Emery Brautigan, said, "We are pleased to expand our world-class services to meet growing demand from our patients in the Shanghai region. We could not have reached this notable achievement without the strong support of the Shanghai Changning district government, the Consulate General of the United States in Shanghai, our various partners, and our own operational teams. We look forward to deepening our working relationships and together meeting our healthcare mission to deliver international-standard healthcare services to those in need in China."
About Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics (SHU)
SHU is a purpose built, full service, JCI accredited facility that offers highly qualified medical staff from around the world and direct billing to over 40 global insurance companies. As a full service hospital, SHU has a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient care, state-of-the-art operating theaters and radiology, pharmacy and laboratory services, as well as clinics in Changning, Minhang and Pudong districts.
The international staff of senior physicians and local specialists at SHU are selected based not only on the excellence of their training and professional expertise, but also for their compassion, empathy and a genuine interest in working in a multi-cultural environment. In addition to the highly qualified medical team, SHU also has excellent working relationships with medical professors and consultants at the local teaching hospitals and medical facilities around Asia.
About United Family Healthcare (UFH)
United Family Healthcare (UFH) is the healthcare services division of NASDAQ-listed Chindex International Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX). After 16 years in China, UFH has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuxi and Guangzhou as the provider of choice for those in China who want the very best in personalized healthcare. UFH constantly strives for quality, safety and service excellence. For more information about UFH, please visit www.ufh.com.cn.
About Chindex International, Inc.
Chindex is an American healthcare company providing healthcare services in China through the operations of United Family Healthcare, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics. United Family Healthcare currently operates in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuxi, and Guangzhou. The Company also provides medical capital equipment and products through Chindex Medical Ltd., a joint venture company with manufacturing and distribution businesses serving both domestic China and export markets. With thirty years of experience, the Company's strategy is to continue its growth as a leading integrated healthcare provider in the Greater China region. Further company information may be found at the Company's website at http://www.chindex.com.
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