Luye Medical Collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to Pioneer Value-Based Healthcare in China

First Cleveland Clinic Connected hospital member to reinforce China’s health science and technology innovation and facilitate medical service upgrade, ultimately contributing to achieve “Healthy China 2030” vision

SHANGHAI – Luye Medical Group and internationally renowned Cleveland Clinic have formed a strategic collaboration to bring value-based and patient-centered healthcare to Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center.

Value-based care is a concept of improving quality and outcomes for patients, based in the ways a patient receives medical care and focused on three key elements including overall wellness, quality of care, and preventive screenings.

Luye Medical is the inaugural member of the Cleveland Clinic Connected international program, which allows for patients around the world to connect with Cleveland Clinic’s best practices and leading-edge technology, with the goal of improving patient care delivery in the U.S. and around the world. Hospitals in the Cleveland Clinic Connected program can access best practices and protocols created by Cleveland Clinic experts and used at Cleveland Clinic locations worldwide.

In addition, patients in Shanghai will be able to access detailed health education materials prepared by experts at Cleveland Clinic on conditions and various treatment options. The hospital, which is owned and operated by Luye Medical Group, can also help patients connect with Cleveland Clinic specialists without the time and expense of travel to obtain second opinions through distance health technologies.

Cleveland Clinic’s patient-first culture, best clinical practices, advisory services and focus on quality and patient safety will add to the “best-of-the-best” of local health care practices in Shanghai. It marks a significant milestone for Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic to fulfill their long-term commitment in China, focusing on key specialty areas and meeting ever-growing needs for disease treatment and healthcare in the Shanghai community.

Based on “Healthy China 2030,” the Shanghai government released the “Healthy Shanghai 2030” blueprint, which has underpinned the role of innovation in the development of the health industry. Under this blueprint, Shanghai will establish a cluster of clinical specialty groups to become one of the medical centers in Asia by 2020 and a Science Technology Innovation Center with global influence by 2030.

In support of the goals of “Healthy China” and “Healthy Shanghai 2030,” the collaboration between Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic will introduce clinical specialties, such as cardiology, urology, and oncology.

“With strong government support, Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center is positioned to be the pilot zone for national and Shanghai medical reform. The collaboration between Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic is expected to pave the way in developing a premium innovation healthcare hub and a high-end medical service platform based in Shanghai that can extend to the Yangtze River Delta, and service the whole country,” said Jie Yang, Chairman of Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center Construction Development Co. Ltd.

“We are honored to work with the Luye Medical Group to bring the first Cleveland Clinic Connected hospital to the city of Shanghai,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Disease and illness know no boundaries or borders, through innovative approaches and teamwork we can work together to impact lives in the healthiest way possible. Collaboration, like the one we are announcing today, aligns with our mission to improve the lives of as many patients as possible in order to advance the ‘Healthy China 2030’ goal.”

“The collaboration with Cleveland Clinic, one of the world-leading healthcare organizations, marks one of the key milestones for Luye Medical, which is also a strong testament to our commitment to China. With our shared vision, we will strive for delivering world-class healthcare innovation and expertise to have a profound impact on the well-being of local community,” said Liu Dianbo, Chairman of the Board and President of Luye Life Sciences Group. “As the collaboration advances, we look forward to working closely with public hospitals and universities to drive innovation with ‘hospital of the future’ collaboration centers and deliver international-level clinical outcomes and value to patients locally and nationally.”

According to U.S. News & World Report’s “2017-2018 Best Hospitals,” Cleveland Clinic is No. 1 in cardiology and heart surgery for the 23rd consecutive year and also No. 1 in the U.S. in urology; No.2 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, and Rheumatology. U.S. News also lists the Clinic’s Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology among the top five in the U.S.


About Luye Medical Group

Luye Medical is the regional healthcare services arm of Luye Life Sciences Group. Headquartered in Singapore, Luye Medical oversees over 50 private healthcare organizations across China, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand and many other countries.

Through introducing and innovating cutting-edge medical technologies, operation models, and management systems, Luye Medical is committed to providing patients with exceptional, value-based healthcare services focusing on cardiology, digestive and general surgery, oncology, orthopedics, mental health, rehabilitation, and dental and cosmetic surgery services.

In China, Luye Medical has established a set of specialty areas and integrated services throughout its hospitals/clinics in key cities including Shanghai, Yantai, Chongqing and Chengdu.


About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries.


About Cleveland Clinic Connected

Cleveland Clinic Connected connects hospitals with Cleveland Clinic’s best practices in clinical operations, patient experience and quality of care, with the goal of improving patient care in the United States and around the world. Physicians can access best practices and protocols created by Cleveland Clinic experts and used at Cleveland Clinic locations worldwide. Luye Medical is the first member of Cleveland Clinic Connected.