Cleveland Clinic and Vinmec Health System jointly announced that Vinmec Times City International Hospital has become a member of Cleveland Clinic Connected.
Cleveland Clinic created Cleveland Clinic Connected to respond to increased global demand for quality healthcare. The collaborative program enables hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world to connect with Cleveland Clinic’s clinical and operational experts to enhance patient care, quality and safety. Through program membership, healthcare facilities around the world benefit from clinical and operational support and best practices developed during Cleveland Clinic’s 101-year history.
Ranked as one of the world’s top hospital systems – according to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2022 List – Cleveland Clinic currently has 22 hospitals and more than 220 outpatient facilities globally, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and London, England.
Vinmec Times City, owned by Vingroup, is located in Times City, an urban area in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is the first general hospital in Vietnam to be accredited by Joint Commission International, a recognized global leader in healthcare certification. The 500-bed hospital has a team of experienced Vietnamese and international physicians, who provide high-acuity care in a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, women’s health, cancer and orthopedics. In collaboration with VinUniversity, which is also part of the Vingroup, Vinmec Times City is training the next generation of physicians and nurses.
“We are honored to work with Vinmec Times City as the first Cleveland Clinic Connected member hospital in Vietnam and Southeast Asia,” said Tom Mihaljevic, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic and the holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair. “We have a responsibility to bring the best care to patients — regardless of where they live — because everyone deserves high quality healthcare. By working with hospitals and health systems aligned with our mission, we can take steps to honor that commitment.”
The goal of the Cleveland Clinic Connected program is to build a global network of independent, like-minded, quality-focused organizations that have a positive impact on patient care. Experts from Cleveland Clinic work with hospitals and health systems to ensure the highest standards of patient care delivery, enhancing operational efficiencies and supporting the professional development and education of clinical and non-clinical staff.
“Being a member of the Cleveland Clinic Connected program not only affirms Vinmec’s position in Southeast Asia/Asia-Pacific, but also marks a milestone in our international strategy,” said Ms. Le Thuy Anh, CEO of Vinmec Health System. “With access to Cleveland Clinic’s wealth of expertise, Vinmec Times City will make significant progress toward international standards, thereby delivering world-class patient care for Vietnamese patients.”
Vinmec Times City’s clinicians will be able to access educational opportunities either at Cleveland Clinic or through distance learning, as well as best practices and protocols that are used at Cleveland Clinic locations worldwide. As a Cleveland Clinic Connected member, Vinmec Times City’s physicians will be able to request educational consultations of complex cases. Also, Vinmec Times City’s staff can access Cleveland Clinic’s continuous quality improvement and advisory services, plus education and training including clinical observership programs.
Cleveland Clinic leverages decades of experience caring for global patients and operating on the ground in international markets to collaborate with diverse healthcare systems around the world. With this knowledge and expertise, Cleveland Clinic is uniquely positioned to understand customs and care priorities of international partners, as well as localize shared best practices in order to support patient care locally.