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  • Fortis announces another 4 hospitals

    Published on August 29, 2011

    by NR INDRAN / INT

    Mumbai : Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd. today announced the launch of four hospitals as part of its plan to strengthen its presence across the country. This announcement fulfills the ‘10 in 10’ commitment made by the Company on its 10th Anniversary in end-June, to announce 10 new hospitals in 10 weeks. Fortis has now announced 10 launches in less than 10 weeks, taking its bed capacity to 10,270 beds. Besides setting up new hospitals in Cochin, Bilaspur and Bangalore, Fortis Healthcare will manage the Cardiac Care unit at HLG hospital in Asansol, West Bengal.

    Fortis marks its entry into Kerala with a 45 bed boutique hospital in Cochin, which will offer quality healthcare for women under the ‘Fortis La Femme’ brand.

    As part of the hub and spoke model, a multi-specialty hospital in Bilaspur, acting as a spoke to the Mohali hub, will cater to the Kullu-Manali-Mandi belt by FY 2012.

    Expanding its reach in West Bengal, Fortis will operate and manage a 50-bed Cardiac Care unit at multi-specialty HLG hospital in Asansol.

    The Group also strengthens its presence in the South with a world-class tertiary care hospital in Bengaluru, strategically located near the Marathalli Junction, which will commence operations by 2013. This follows the recent announcement to operate a 100-bed boutique hospital for women in the state.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aditya Vij, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Healthcare (India) Ltd. said, “These new hospitals across the country conform to our plan for strengthening the Fortis network in India. With this announcement, we have met the “10 hospitals in 10 weeks” commitment made on our tenth anniversary. Locations and operational models have been carefully selected to increase access to quality healthcare, while maintaining affordability, for local communities. We continue to strengthen our presence in bigger cities, while penetrating smaller towns, helping to address the enormous need for quality healthcare in India.”

    Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited is committed to clinical excellence and patient-centric healthcare, which is manifest in hospital design, patient services, medical programmes and the compassionate approach of medical and non-medical hospital staff.

    Fortis commissioned its first hospital in 2001 at Mohali, near Chandigarh, and has expanded its operations to become a network with a 10,270 bed capacity across 66 hospitals. The Fortis network has a large number of international accreditations, including four JCI (Joint Commission International) and eight NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) certifications.

    The network’s capability covers multi-speciality hospitals and super-speciality centres that provide tertiary and quaternary healthcare to patients in the major medical specialities.

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