Penta Hospitals International, the largest multi-national hospital chain in Central and Eastern Europe, has agreed to a strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers worth more than 30 million euros. In the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia, Penta Hospitals International operates over 75 units, including 34 hospitals and 41 outpatient clinics. Over a 15-year contract term, Siemens Healthineers will provide comprehensive services to Slovakia’s largest private healthcare project, the Next Generation Hospital Bory in Bratislava. 

The collaboration’s goal is to improve healthcare quality by utilizing precision medicine and digital health solutions. Siemens Healthineers is now one of Penta Hospitals International’s largest partners in Slovakia as a result of this collaboration.

“Siemens Healthineers is the preferred partner in the healthcare industry for long-term Value Partnerships. Our products, solutions, and services improve healthcare precision and efficiency. At the same time, our innovative capabilities allow us to actively shape the digital transformation of healthcare. Our customers rely on our expertise, dependability, and quality, especially when it comes to actively addressing rising healthcare costs while improving clinical outcomes.” The announcement was made by Sonja Wehsely, Senior Vice President Siemens Healthineers and Managing Director Central Eastern Europe and Turkey.

Bory Hospital is currently under construction in Bratislava and is set to open in 2023. World-class staff will treat patients with the most complex needs using cutting-edge technology. It has received a 250 million euro private investment, the largest sum ever invested in Slovak healthcare.

“The next-generation Hospital Bory in Bratislava will not only be the flagship of our hospital network, but also of the entire Slovak healthcare system. We will gain technological leadership in radiodiagnostic medical technology as a result of our strategic alliance with Siemens Healthineers. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is an unquestionable requirement for providing high-quality healthcare. Process efficiency, digitization with AI elements, continuous innovation, and medical staff training will all add value. Based on our long-term positive experience with Siemens Healthineers in the majority of our hospital network, we decided to take a step forward to a higher level of cooperation and partnership with them. And we are ecstatic to be able to do so. I am confident that this collaboration will help shape the future of our entire healthcare sector.” Penta Hospitals International CEO Martin Hreo also commented.

Over the course of the contract, Siemens Healthineers will provide on-site service and replacement for more than 20 imaging and monitoring devices. CT, advanced therapies, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-ray, molecular imaging, and nuclear medicine devices are covered by this agreement. Cutting-edge tools such as Smart Simulator, PEPconnect, and Cinematic Anatomy are prioritised in a comprehensive education programme. There are also novel AI-based solutions to help physicians with their work.

As a result, Penta Hospitals will benefit from advances in diagnostic equipment and digital healthcare solutions. This strategic alliance aims to reduce technological risk at Bory Hospital by utilising cutting-edge devices, lower total operating costs, streamline operating processes and efficiency, facilitate digital connectivity, and ensure that imaging devices continue to meet the industry’s stringent standards. To help improve patient care in Slovakia, hospital employees will have access to training and continuing education resources.

“As a true Value Partner, we believe we can help the new Hospital Bory achieve its ambitious goal of 35.000 hospitalizations and 350.000 outpatient examinations per year over the next 15 years. The partnership agreement is an important step toward strengthening mutual cooperation and leaving an indelible mark on Slovakia’s healthcare industry as it moves toward modernization, digitalization, and overall transformation.” According to Vladimr olk, Executive Director of Siemens Healthineers Slovakia,

Bory Hospital brings best-practice medicine to Slovakia and aims to raise healthcare standards by equipping the hospital with cutting-edge medical technology and hiring the best professionals in their fields. Hospital Bory is at the centre of the CEE healthcare provider map due to significant investments in medical technologies, customised IT systems, and a strict focus on evidence-based medicine. The patient is at the centre of six multidisciplinary medical programmes at the hospital.

Top Slovak medical and nursing professionals from Germany, the United States, and Austria are expected to return in order to provide the best care possible to Slovak patients. The Bory Hospital, with its flexible bed management system, can care for up to 400 patients at any given time and can accommodate 35 000 inpatients per year.

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