Koreans spend $20 million more on Siemens technology

The new Pusan National University Hospital in Yangsan city is due to receive 44 new medical systems thanks to another large ($20 million) Korean order given to Siemens Healthcare. The hospital has also signed a service contract with the firm for maintenance and constant remote monitoring of these systems.

Plans are being made to boost Medical care in and around Pusan, Korea’s second biggest city (Pop: 3.7 million). Pusan National University Hospital (PNUH) is building an additional hospital in Yangsan, a city under development 35 km away from Pusan. The 44 medical systems will be installed in the radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, cardiology departments and emergency care unit of the new complex. These include MR imaging, CT, angiography, X-ray and fluoroscopy systems as well as ultrasound units and systems for nuclear medicine and mammography.
The 1,700-bed PNUH Yangsan hospital will include seven specialist hospitals – a university hospital, plus hospitals for children, dentistry and oriental medicine, as well as a pre-medical school. Some subsections are admitting patients this month (November). According to plans, the entire hospital complex should be fully operational in 2011. ‘We do not see PNUH and Siemens as simple relationship of end-user and producer. Rather, we believe we are partners who can contribute to human health by using the most innovative solutions. We look forward to the intensive collaboration especially in the clinical research,’ said Hae-Kyu Kim, M.D., Director of Planning & Coordination at PNUH.
‘This order is the largest order ever received from a public hospital in Korea,’ said Bernd Montag, CEO of Imaging & IT Division, Siemens Healthcare Sector. ‘We are proud of having a long lasting partnership with PNUH. Hence, this success also highlights the importance of customer satisfaction and loyalty.’


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