Combining Nature and Technology, Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic Join to Build a Future Hospital in Shanghai

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Artist rendering of the Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital.

Shanghai: Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic unveiled an architectural scale model of the world’s first Cleveland Clinic Connected project – the Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital.

Leaders from the government agency of Shanghai’s Minhang District and the Shanghai New Hong Qiao International Medical Center (IMC), the Consul-General from the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, representatives of industry associations and key therapeutic areas in China, and a team from Cleveland Clinic attended the event, holding discussions on how to leverage innovative medical technologies and service models globally to achieve the “Healthy China 2030” vision.

Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Connected project, will be open for patients in 2024. It will focus on key therapeutic areas including cardiology, digestive disease and oncology; improving clinical outcomes; performing technology-intensive complex surgeries; and providing a wide range of high-quality patient-centered medical services.

At the event, Luye Medical, Cleveland Clinic and Foster + Partners presented a scale model of the project and introduced the design philosophy to the public for the first time. Revolving around the patient-centered healthcare philosophy, the Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital will fully draw on China’s landscaping elements in its architectural design to create a medical space seamlessly connected with nature.

The hospital will adopt the latest digital technologies and follow the international quality assurance standards to create an eco-friendly and comfortable space. Every patient will be able to enjoy an environment tied to nature, including an open, landscape-rich atrium, a well-vented glass rooftop that can provide plenty of natural light, and the main building surrounded by a courtyard.

With the ongoing implementation of the “Healthy China 2030” strategy, China has a growing demand for advanced international medical technologies and leading health management practices.

Today’s event marks an important milestone following the strategic cooperation agreement signed in 2017 by the two parties to jointly create an international general hospital in Shanghai under the umbrella of Cleveland Clinic Connected, based on the shared vision of providing value-based and patient-centered healthcare. This relationship will help to upgrade China’s healthcare services through providing cutting-edge international medical technologies, a scientific operating model, and advanced management systems.

Cleveland Clinic has nearly 100 years of experience in clinical operations, patient experience, and quality of care.

Cleveland Clinic Chief Operating Officer Bill Peacock said, “For years, we have been collaborating with various medical institutions across the globe to provide the highest quality care for patients around the world, and to improve their health on an ongoing basis. The presentation of the architectural scale model for this project is the beginning of a new chapter in medical collaboration and practice both in China and in the United States. We look forward to working with Luye Medical to develop a premier patient-centered hospital that will build upon U.S.-China medical cooperation.”

On this cooperation, Mr. Liu Dianbo, Chairman of the Board of Luye Life Sciences Group, expressed his excitement, saying, “The idea of enabling patients to enjoy the best medical products, technologies and services has been driving Luye Medical ever since its inception. In order to be better-positioned to meet the need for medical services of a higher quality in the future, we should join with the best international partners, to keep innovating and advancing medical solutions in all aspects. This future hospital is a forward-looking experiment and breakthrough for us; it also represents a commitment from both Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic to patients in China and around the world.”

Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Connected project, will be located at the New Hong Qiao IMC. As the city with the largest medical service system in China, Shanghai plans to become one of Asia’s leading medical centers by 2020 and create a tech innovation center with global influence before 2030. Meanwhile, with great support from the government, New Hong Qiao IMC has been positioned as a national pilot zone for medical reform and a modern medical center. It is of strategic importance to meeting different levels of need for medical treatment and health management; it will also serve to enhance China’s overall medical service provision. The Cleveland Clinic and Luye Medical appreciate the support of the Shanghai Municipal government and Minhang District Government in making the hospital a success.

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.