IU Health Announces China Diabetes Collaboration

June 26, 2012

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana University Health has entered into a collaboration agreement with Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou, China, to provide management and clinical consulting for a new diabetes center in the hospital. IU Health is one of the first U.S. hospital systems to establish a physical presence within a hospital in China.

“The prevalence of diabetes in China is increasing at an alarming rate,” said Daniel F. Evans, president and chief executive officer, IU Health. “We are pleased to partner with Zhejiang Hospital to help improve the quality of care for its diabetes patients, as well as help develop its resources to expand care to a larger population.”

University Health Management China, Inc., a subsidiary of CHV Capital, wholly-owned by Indiana University Health, negotiated the agreement.

“For the last two years, we’ve been exploring healthcare projects in China,” said Matthew Neff, chief executive officer, CHV Capital. “Our goal is to transfer IU Health’s expertise, clinical standards, best practices and management expertise into underserved regions.”

Under the terms of the collaboration agreement, IU Health will provide endocrinologists to Zhejiang Hospital for on-site and telemedicine consultation, and a full time on-site diabetes manager. In addition, educational programs will be developed at IU Health in Indiana for diabetes providers from China.
About Indiana University Health

Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology. Discover the strength at iuhealth.org.

Source: Indiana University Health

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