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Fortis Healthcare plans for Fortis Hospital Seshadripuram in Bengaluru

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Unveils new logo of the hospital

 

Fortis Healthcare, the second largest healthcare chain in India that recently acquired a majority stake in erstwhile Apollo RM Hospital today shared its plans for repositioning the hospital as a complete multi-specialty neighbourhood healthcare facility providing medical care at secondary level. The hospital has been rechristened as Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram. Consequently, the range and quality of healthcare services at the hospital will be enhanced over a period of time.

Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare also unveiled the hospital’s new logo. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Singh said, “Karnataka is very important for us in deepening our presence in the south. We are delighted to be in the high tech city of Bangalore with our first project in the state. This takes us a step closer to becoming a national player and in realizing our vision of bringing the Fortis quality of healthcare to the people of India. We shall continue to expand our presence in south.”

Fortis is committed to use its experience and expertise to upgrade and expand the range and quality of services being provided at Fortis Hospital Seshadripuram and also expand the bed capacity to 200 over time. Fortis Hospital, Seshadripuram will meet every aspect of common man’s day to day healthcare needs. In line with its patient centric approach, Fortis plans to introduce Home Care services wherein basic medical services shall be provided right at the patient’s doorstep. Besides, the hospital shall tie up with prominent medical experts of the city in different specialties for rendering OPD and IPD services.

The hospital will also upgrade the existing medical program and introduce new specialties while continuing to provide high end advanced medical care in Renal Sciences. The range of multi specialty services available at the hospital includes General Surgery, Orthopedics and Trauma, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, General Medicine, Pediatrics amongst others. The hospital will also be equipped to offer high end Emergency Care to ensure that patients are attended to within the shortest possible time.

The hospital shall be fully equipped to provide comprehensive diagnostics services as per well established Fortis standards. It will also provide Executive Health Checks and pre-employment checks for Corporates and offer a screening process for Cardiac, Diabetes, Cancer and Renal problems.

Fortis announces aggressive plans for Clinique Darné now renamed ‘Fortis Clinique Darné’

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CIEL and Fortis Healthcare, who have recently announced a strategic tie up to pick up majority stake in Mauritius’ largest private hospital, Clinique Darné, today unveiled aggressive plans for the hospital. Fortis Healthcare, who have the operations and management contract for the hospital, have extensive plans to enhance the quality of healthcare services being provided. Dr. The Hon Navinchandra Ramgoolam, G.C.S.K. Prime Minister, Minister of Defense and Home Affairs graced the occasion and unveiled Fortis Clinique Darné‘s new logo. Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare, Mr. Bhavdeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Healthcare and Mr. Gérald De Senneville, CIEL were present at the occasion.                   

Fortis Healthcare, India’s fastest growing healthcare delivery network plans to utilize its experience and expertise to upgrade and expand Fortis Clinic Darné in a two phased manner.

  • In phase I, the company will make an investment of MUR 66 million of a total of MUR 165 Mn invested and upgrade the current facility which will involve introduction of new specialties and upgradation of existing specialties to tertiary care level.
  • In Phase II, the company, utilizing the six acre land available, will expand the facility to become a 400-bedded super speciality hospital providing comprehensive medical services.

To support the upgradation of medical program, there will be introduction of a high end Critical Care Department. This will allow treatment of more complicated and high end cases. There will be introduction of high end Surgical ICU, Medical ICU and Pediatric ICU. Fortis also plans to introduce a Neonatal ICU which will be of tremendous support to the birthing program in the hospital. These Critical Care Units will meet an important need for people of Mauritius. Along with these, there will be extensive scaling up of Emergency Medicine and Ambulance Services. There will be introduction of comprehensive range of diagnostic services including high end Radiology & Laboratory services. While Clinique Darne was the first private player to introduce Cardiac Care in Mauritius, its Cardiac Program will receive significant strength and will be enhanced using the expertise of Fortis. Today Fortis runs the “Fortis Escorts Cardiac Program” which is one of the largest Cardiac Programs in the world.

Post the investment and creation of state of art super speciality healthcare hub, Mauritians would not be required to travel abroad for high end treatment and the hospital will also attract patients from neighbouring African countries. Fortis, known for its clinical excellence and compassionate patient care, will bring in its clinical and management expertise to further enhance the scope and the quality of services available at Fortis Clinique Darné.

According to Mr. Gérald De Senneville, CIEL, “Fortis is a renowned and highly respected name in the Indian healthcare space with significant contribution made to the sector. We are very proud of this association which has come up after considerable research. We are confident and optimistic that the experience and expertise that Fortis will bring to Fortis Clinique Darné will add immense value not only to the hospital but also to the Mauritian healthcare sector.”

Mr. Raj Gore, Chief Operating Officer of Fortis Clinique Darné further added that, “As a trusted health partner, Clinique Darné has always taken the leadership role to reinvent itself to provide the best of healthcare to the people of Mauritius. The association with an eminent group like Fortis is another milestone in the same tradition. We are very confident about adding real value to the clinical as well as hospital services. Our patients would undoubtedly be the first beneficiary of this.”

While commenting on his plans for Fortis Clinique Darné, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh said, “We are excited to be in Mauritius which has a strong cultural and historical connect with India. We are committed to bringing our healthcare expertise for betterment of healthcare standards not only in Fortis Clinique Darné but to the entire Mascaranes and beyond.”

Fortis follows Clinical Protocols found in the best Global Hospitals and has the honour of having a JCI accredited hospital and four hospitals having the coveted NABH accreditation issued by the Quality Council of India. Fortis will bring these protocols to Fortis Clinique Darné for significantly enhancing patient care.

Additionally, Fortis will introduce its’ Fortis Operating System (FOS), designed to provide uniform experience to patients across the Fortis network. FOS benchmarks the quality of services delivered at each patient interface point and creates systems and processes to deliver the same to provide the best in patient care.

Fortis will also continuously train and educate medical, paramedical, nursing and support services staff to ensure high quality service levels.

Fortis Healthcare announces tie-up with Chitkara University for Medical Education

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Healthcare industry is currently in its nascent stages in India and is continually growing and evolving. It is interesting to note that healthcare is one of the fastest growing fields and is the third largest service sector in India. There is a vast gap between the required and the available talent in this sector. The issues and dilemma facing healthcare managers, practitioners and administrators today are different from those faced five years back. Hence it becomes imperative that the theoretical knowledge is based on the practical business requirements of the young graduates when they graduate from the Universities. It assumes importance for corporates like Fortis to come forward and to actively participate in imparting healthcare management skills and education.

 

Fortis Healthcare,
India’s second largest and fastest growing chain of hospitals today announced a tie-up for medical education with Chitkara University,
Himachal Pradesh. The two renowned players in their respective fields have joined hands to commence a postgraduate management degree program in healthcare management, to produce quality healthcare management professionals. The post graduate management degree program is designed to leverage strengths of the two organizations. It aims to open the doors of opportunity for young graduates by equipping them with skills to assume middle and senior level managerial positions in healthcare industry.

By virtue of this agreement a complete framework for theoretical and practical training and internships will be provided to the students enrolled in the Masters in Healthcare Management and other graduate level courses viz. B.Sc. in Health Sciences-Medical Lab Technology, OT-Technology, Radiology and Imaging Technology. Besides providing the practical training, a joint team of members from Fortis and Chitkara University will be responsible for designing the curriculum and syllabus for the courses. The curriculum thus developed, will be finalized by the advisory committee from Fortis.

According to Dr. Narottam Puri, President-Medical Strategy & Quality, Fortis Healthcare Limited, “Healthcare sector requires an urgent intervention of corporates like Fortis to get into the field of medical education to address the need and availability gap of right talent. For the benefit of students and healthcare players like us, it is important that academic education is based on the practical business needs of outside world. Our tie-up with Chitkara University aims to fulfil this requirement.”

Mr. Brig ( Dr) R S Grewal ( Rtd), Pro Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Chitkara University, said, “Fortis Healthcare is a renowned player in the healthcare arena managing state-of-the-art integrated healthcare facilities across India. We are confident that association with Fortis will bring immense value in terms of desired corporate exposure to the young managers and graduate students of our University.” “Experts from Fortis will also offer guest lectures for the students in our campus.” he added.

Fortis becomes first hospital chain to receive highest national recognition for quality for blood banks at two network hospitals

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In a landmark achievement, the blood banks at Fortis Hospital Noida (FHN) and Escorts Heart Institute and Research Center (EHIRC) have been awarded the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations) accreditation from the Quality Council of India (QCI). NABH accreditation is an assurance of high quality and safety standards maintained at the blood banks which would help in securing the health status of the fellow patients.

NABH is a constituent autonomous board of the Quality Council of India (QCI), set up to establish and operate accreditation programme for healthcare delivery organizations. The blood banks at FHN and EHIRC are amongst the seven NABH accredited blood banks in India. The NABH standards for blood banks provide framework for quality assurance and quality improvement for blood banks. The soul focus of the standards is to maintain high end patient safety measures and quality of the care being provided. The QCI follows a continuous process where regular monitoring and stringent corrective action plan leads to the building of a strong culture at all levels of operations and functions. The standards are applicable to blood banks in the government as well as private sector.

“There has been a growing concern on how accessible and safe is ‘Safe Blood’. The Indian government is also laying stress on state-of-the-art blood bank facilities at every hospital either in the private or public sector healthcare centres. To maintain the standards in the quality of Blood Bank services and safe blood banking, it is desirable that a blood bank is accredited from a national or international governing organization like QCI.” said Dr. Narottam Puri, President-Medical Strategy & Quality, Fortis Healthcare Limited.

“QCI conducted rigorous quality and standard checks for seven months at both the hospitals and after complete the process successfully the accreditation was awarded to both the blood banks. Fortis Healthcare’s team is proud of its transfusion services for providing critical and life saving support to our patients.” he added.


Written by sreelakshmi

18 March, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Fortis announces yet another buoyant quarter

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Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of India’s leading chain of private hospitals with a network of 26 hospitals (including 11 satellite and heart command centres)* with a capacity of ~ 3000 beds, today announced its unaudited consolidated results for the 3rd quarter and 9 months ended 31st December 2008.

Quarter ended 31st December 2008 (Q3 FY09)

  • For the third quarter, the Company reported 33% growth in operating revenue as compared to corresponding quarter in the last fiscal. Aggressive strategies adopted to increase number of facilities and specialties across Fortis network have lead to the buoyant growth.
  • EBIDTA margins for the quarter stood at 18%, up from 15% in the corresponding quarter. On absolute basis the EBIDTA grew by 47%.
  • The net profit stood at Rs 5.1 Crore as compared to a loss of Rs 6.8 Crore in the corresponding quarter last year. On a trailing quarter basis, the net profit before exceptional items grew by 38%.
  • Escorts Delhi completed 20 years in providing tertiary care in the field of Cardiac Sciences. Earlier during the financial year, Escorts was awarded “Super Brand” status by Super Brand India, as acknowledgement of its strong brand equity.

Commenting on the results, Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd., said, “A continuous strong focus on delivering consistent quality care and operating efficiencies across the network is leading to a higher level of patient trust and FORTIS brand recognition. This brand recognition has also led us to expand our network aggressively”.

9 Months ended 31st December 2008 (9MFY09)

  • Operating revenues of the company grew by 22% over the corresponding period to Rs 458 Crore. All the hospitals recorded increase in revenues ranging from 13% to 53%, with notable performance by Amritsar, Mohali, Noida and Escorts Delhi.
  • For the same period, the operating revenues for the entire network hospitals stood at Rs 542 Crore, registering a growth of 24%.
  • EBIDTA grew by 77% from Rs 47 Crore to Rs 83 Crore. EBIDTA margins for the period stood at 17%, up from 12% for the corresponding period.
  • Growth in revenues together with expanded gross margins and optimization of operating costs has resulted into a net profit of Rs 16 Crore as compared to a loss of Rs 45.6 Crore in the corresponding period last year.

The company, in line with its vision to become a globally respected Healthcare Organization, continues to add new hospitals to its network in an aggressive manner. Fortis Clinique Darne a 120 bedded hospital in Mauritius, the first international foray of the Company is expected to provide firsthand experience of managing healthcare delivery in developed market and will go a long way in attracting Medical Value Travel to India.

Consequent to acquisition of majority stake, Fortis Hospital Seshadripuram has started to re-position its medical program in order to add new specialties and elevate the level of medical care. This is Fortis’s second venture in South. With the strategy to expand its network rapidly and to strengthen presence in west, Fortis recently took over the operation and management of a 200 bedded hospital (now known as Fortis Modi Hospital) in Kota.

The overall performance for the period has been encouraging and tracking as per plan with most of the hospitals constantly setting new milestones in terms of operating and financial parameters. The continuous endeavour to deliver high quality medical care coupled with patient centric approach shall remain the core foundation for strengthening the FORTIS Brand

Mr. Bhavdeep Singh is Fortis Healthcare’s CEO

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Fortis Healthcare Limited, one of India’s leading private chains of hospitals, announced the appointment of Mr. Bhavdeep Singh as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Bhavdeep Singh brings with him a vast and rich background covering three decades of professional experience. While for the major part of his career he was in the United States, Bhavdeep has now been in India for three years and most recently serving as Chief Executive of Reliance Fresh.

Bhavdeep Singh, a US citizen, returned to India after spending 30 plus years in US. In the US, for more than 28 years, Bhavdeep was associated with A&P, a leading supermarket chain in the United States. His key areas of responsibility included Operations, Merchandising, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain/Logistics, HR, Labor Relations, Asset Protection, Productivity and other support functions. In his last role, he was responsible for a $3.5 billion business with almost 20 thousand employees.

On his return to India in 2006, Bhavdeep Singh joined Spencer’s Retail as the Chief Executive –Operations and Food Merchandising before moving to Reliance Fresh as Chief Executive. During the last two plus years at Reliance, Bhavdeep spearheaded the aggressive launch and expansion drive of Reliance Fresh and introduced almost 600 new stores in 18 months, to turn it into the fastest growing retail chain in India.

Announcing the new development in the management team, Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare said, “Fortis is in a phase of stupendous growth. When organizations grow at this pace, it becomes important to signify and solidify its leadership, align systems and processes with a renewed focus on outcomes. Bhavdeep’s extensive experience in the retail sector with focus on efficient processes, ability to manage and contain cost of operations, exceptional people management experience coupled with his strong operations & business acumen will bring tremendous value to Fortis and help further enhance its leadership stature in the industry.”

Commenting on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Fortis Healthcare, Bhavdeep Singh said, “I am very excited to be a part of Fortis at such a crucial and significant time in its growth and see great potential of leveraging my experience both in USA and in India. I look forward to lead the organization which is leading the Indian Healthcare Sector to its next stage of development.”

For further details visit http://www.fortishealthcare.com

Fortis announces O&M agreement with Apollo Modi Hospital in Kota, Rajasthan

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Fortis Healthcare Ltd., one of India’s leading chains of private hospitals, announced taking over the Operational & Management control of ~ 200 bedded Apollo Modi Hospital in Kota for providing superior healthcare services in the region. The hospital has been renamed as “Fortis Modi Hospital“. This is the third hospital added to the Fortis network in the last one month. Earlier, in end January, Fortis announced the acquisitions of Fortis Clinique Darne in Mauritius and Apollo RM Hospital in Bangalore.

The announcement is in line with Fortis’s deep penetration strategy. The company already has a ~ 320 bed capacity hospital operating in Jaipur and an upcoming 150 bed hospital in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. This second venture in Rajasthan – situated in Kota in Southern Rajasthan – strengthens Fortis’s presence in western markets. It will also enable Fortis to expand its coverage to major cities in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, apart from serving people in and around Kota. The addition of Fortis Modi Hospital takes the Fortis network to a total of 26 hospitals with capacity to increase inpatient beds to ~ 3000 beds.

Fortis Modi Hospital, spread over 1.5 acres, was commissioned in November 2007. With a built up area of ~ 1.5 Lacs sq. ft., the hospital is equipped with state of art technology and offers services in

  • Cardiology,
  • Cardiovascular Surgery,
  • Endocrinology,
  • Nephrology,
  • Neurology & Neuro Surgery,
  • Orthopedics & Trauma,
  • Respiratory Medicine and
  • Urology.

Fortis, leveraging its tertiary care expertise will enhance and complete the medical programme from where it was left off by the previous management. Fortis will implement its systems and processes in the hospital, leading to higher level of quality and patient care.

Commenting on the new association Mr. Shivinder Mohan Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd. said, “We are happy at this addition to our network of hospitals. We are committed to providing quality healthcare to the people of Rajasthan. This facility shall facilitate increasing number of people in Rajasthan to experience and benefit from FORTIS’s patient centric approach and quality care. We appreciate and respect the trust in us by Ram Niwas Modi Charitable Society, for allowing us to work with them to make this a quality hospital”.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. R.N. Modi of,
RNMCS said, “There has been a long awaited need for a professional and competent healthcare delivery provider partner. Fortis Escorts Hospital has already made a significant mark in the field of healthcare in Rajasthan. We are very optimistic about the association with the Fortis Group and are confident that it will add immense value to the services offered in the hospital.”