DETROIT, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Ford Health System, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, has licensed its state of the art technology for the development of a new specialty care hospital in southern India. Officials from Pearl Human Care Private Limited, based in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, are planning to break ground on Naruvi Hospital in the city of Vellore as early as next spring. It will infuse a combination of clinical best practices and advanced digital technology into southern India.
"We are so proud to be part of the effort to bring Henry Ford's approach to high quality, cost-effective healthcare to India," says Mark Coticchia, Chief Innovation Officer for Henry Ford Health System. Coticchia's team managed the agreement through the international arm of Henry Ford Health System Innovations. "With the huge increase in lifestyle diseases like diabetes and heart disease, families need access to affordable, sustainable care more than ever. With our medical expertise and innovative technology, Henry Ford is well positioned to share that knowledge and help meet that need."
Bob Riney, Chief Operating Officer for Henry Ford Health System, says the agreement will also benefit families in Michigan and beyond. "The sharing of best practices that were created by our team provides value through the growth of employment right here in Detroit. This was a significant part of our goal when we established the Innovations program and we are thrilled to see our efforts mature and to fuel our growing role in the local economy."
In its first phase, Naruvi Hospital will have 250 beds, with plans to increase that number to 400. The hospital will provide primary care as well as advanced specialty care in such fields as cardiology and orthopedics.
Chairman and Managing Director of Pearl Human Care, Mr. G.V. Sampath says, "We are delighted at the opportunity to work with Henry Ford Health System in setting up a world class health care facility at Vellore. We believe Henry Ford's experience will bring to India modern techniques and practices from the United States that will help revolutionize health care in the region."
Pearl Human Care is planning to establish a network of multi specialty hospitals in and around Vellore that will deploy cutting edge technology and globally advanced medical protocols. Architectural planning for the campus has begun. Naruvi Hospital is expected to open in 2019.
About Henry Ford Health System and Henry Ford Health System Innovations
Henry Ford Health System is a six-hospital system headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It is one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated health systems, recognized for clinical excellence and innovation. Henry Ford Health System provides both health insurance and health care delivery, including acute, specialty, primary and preventive care services backed by excellence in research and education. The system is a 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Visit HenryFord.com to learn more.
Established in 2011, Henry Ford Health System Innovations engineers the future of healthcare through identifying and commercializing the health system's technologies and know-how. Its main arms include Research and Education, Technology Management, Corporate Innovation, and International Programs. To learn more, visit HenryFord.com/Innovations.