QINGDAO, China, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — United Family Healthcare ("UFH") welcomed U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus and Vice Mayor of Qingdao Ms. Luan Xin as they attended the inauguration of the organization’s newest international-standard facility in China, Qingdao United Family Hospital ("QDU"). Ambassador Baucus and Vice Mayor Luan together participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, joining United Family Healthcare Board Chair Ms. Roberta Lipson in delivering speeches on healthcare and partnership between their two nations.
Ceremonial ribbon cutting at Qingdao United Family Hospital’s inauguration. (from left to right, Qingdao United Family Hospital GM Rex Hancock, United Family Healthcare Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs David Rutstein, UFH Board Chair Roberta Lipson, U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, and Qingdao Vice Mayor Luan Xin)
Ms. Lipson echoed U.S. Ambassador Baucus and Vice Mayor Luan’s comments, stating, "We are proud to be opening Qingdao United Family Hospital, which specializes in comprehensive, world-class, personalized healthcare for the people of Qingdao. It is a shining example of the benefits to be gained for all by integrating best practices in Western and Chinese healthcare. We are looking forward to rolling out more cooperative projects like this in the future."
With the rapid pace of Qingdao’s economic and social development, building an international business environment has become increasingly important for the port city’s future. The founding and operation of QDU will not only help to enhance the overall competitiveness and regional influence of the city, but also introduce international-standard healthcare to Qingdao. As healthcare resources are set to diversify, the Qingdao Laoshan District Health Board has expressed interest in opening a project exploring the new patient-centered, private international healthcare model offered by QDU and UFH.
With a total construction area of 30,000 square meters, QDU is a facility that offers multidisciplinary care and represents an significant multimillion US dollar investment for UFH. As a full-service hospital, residents of Qingdao and the greater Shandong area will benefit from UFH’s premium outpatient and inpatient medical services.
A tour of Qingdao United Family Hospital’s international-standard facilities. (Given by United Family Healthcare Board Chair Roberta Lipson (right) to U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus (left) and Qingdao Vice Mayor Luan Xin (center))
About Qingdao United Family Hospital (QDU)
The newly-unveiled Qingdao United Family Hospital, a full-service facility in the city’s scenic Laoshan District. The hospital offers comprehensive, international-standard healthcare.
Located in the scenic Shilaoren Community of Laoshan District, just 30 minutes from the heart of downtown, UFH’s newest hospital will offer patients not only premium healthcare but also a beautiful environment in which to heal.
After opening, the hospital will begin with a beautiful 20,000 square meter facility, delivering comprehensive international-standard healthcare including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Eye Clinic, and ENT services, as well as other specialties. QDU is staffed by an international team of physicians who will serve the city’s multinational patients with experience, compassion, and dedication.
QDU’s Hospital’s mission is to provide high-quality medical and healthcare services to the expatriate and Chinese populations throughout Qingdao and Shandong province. The hospital will combine UFH’s unique service model of international healthcare management with advanced medical equipment and technology to promote the development of the Chinese medical industry. QDU will also conduct academic exchanges focusing on international standards for diagnosis, treatment, and management, to lay the foundation for international cooperation in healthcare.
In addition, UFH has signed direct billing agreements with a number of major insurance providers, helping patients to settle claims directly with their providers. For more information, or to make an appointment at QDU, please call their 24hr Service Center at 4008-919191.
About United Family Healthcare (UFH)
United Family Healthcare (UFH), the healthcare services division of Chindex International, Inc., is a pioneering, international-standard healthcare organization in Asia whose mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and family service-oriented environment.
After 18 years in China, UFH has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Wuxi, Tianjin, Mongolia, and now Qingdao as the provider of choice for those who want the very best in personalized healthcare. UFH constantly strives for quality, safety, and service excellence. In China, all facilities in its system with long-term operation are accredited with the gold standard for quality by Joint Commission International (JCI). More information is available at http://www.ufh.com.cn.
Qingdao United Family Hospital Contact Information and Location
Qingdao United Family Hospital (QDU)
Shilaoren Community, 319 Hong Kong East Road,
Laoshan District, Qingdao
Urgent Care Hotline: (0532) 8163 3120
24hr Service Center: 4008-919191