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May 22, 2024/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Connected Membership Expands to Second Vinmec Health System Hospital in Vietnam

Central Park International Hospital to join the global Cleveland Clinic Connected network

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CLEVELAND, Ohio, and HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam: Cleveland Clinic and Vinmec Health System announced that Vinmec Central Park International Hospital has become a member of Cleveland Clinic Connected.

Vinmec Central Park, owned by Vingroup, is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The 178-bed hospital has a team of experienced Vietnamese and international physicians, who provide high-acuity care in a wide range of specialties, including cardiology, neurology, women’s health, cancer and internal medicine, positioning Vinmec Central Park at the forefront of performing some first-of-it-kind medical techniques in Vietnam. Vinmec Central Park is accredited by Joint Commission International, a recognized global leader in healthcare certification as well as recognized for excellent hospital management.

“Our work with Vinmec Central Park will build on and expand our existing collaboration with Vinmec Healthcare System,” said Tommaso Falcone, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Executive Vice President and President of International and Emerging Markets. “Together, we are implementing a positive change in patient experience and care. We are thrilled to welcome Vinmec Central Park as the newest Cleveland Clinic Connected member.”

In January 2023, Vinmec Times City, also owned by Vingroup, became the first Cleveland Clinic Connected member hospital in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. After more than a year of collaboration, Vinmec Times City has recorded significant improvements in quality, safety, and patient experience by applying Cleveland Clinic's standard analysis and evaluation processes to identify areas of improvement.

Cleveland Clinic and Vinmec Central Park experts will collaborate across select specialties such as cardiovascular, oncology, neurology to review current operations, advise on additional best practices, and work together on initiatives to continue offering excellent care to patients locally.

"Becoming a member of the global network initiated by Cleveland Clinic not only affirms the quality of treatment and healthcare provided by Vinmec Heathcare System, but also marks our journey toward international recognition, aiming to become a leading regional hospital in Asia,” said Ms. Le Thuy Anh, CEO of Vinmec Healthcare System, Vingroup Corporation. “We believe that with the support from an excellent healthcare system like Cleveland Clinic, Vinmec Central Park will continue to thrive, constantly standardizing and enhancing its capabilities to become the top choice for world-class healthcare services in the region."

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. The collaboration 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, and quality improvement in the healthcare industry worldwide, especially in the aftermath of the pandemic.

To join Cleveland Clinic Connected, member hospitals must be aligned with the program’s core tenants -- safety and quality, continuous improvement and patient experience. The Cleveland Clinic team witnessed first-hand those priorities at Vinmec Central Park as they conducted interviews with each member of the hospital's leadership team and had independent discussions with doctors, nurses and patients undergoing treatment at Vinmec Central Park.

As a member of Cleveland Clinic Connected, experts with Vinmec's cardiology center and sarcoma center were able to connect with experts from Cleveland Clinic to discuss the application of international standards to achieve high treatment effectiveness in Vietnam. Experts from Vinmec and Cleveland Clinic regularly share knowledge, provide updates on new techniques, and discuss clinical cases. For complex cases, Vinmec physicians may consult Cleveland Clinic physicians for a consultative guidance diagnosis, helping to determine the best treatment protocol.

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. Through Cleveland Clinic Connected program membership, healthcare facilities around the world benefit from clinical and operational support and best practices developed during Cleveland Clinic’s 103-year history.

Cleveland Clinic is ranked as one of the world’s top hospital systems – according to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023 List – Cleveland Clinic currently has 23 hospitals and more than 276 outpatient facilities globally, including locations in northeast Ohio; southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and London, England.

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. Cleveland Clinic is consistently recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world for its expertise and care. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 81,000 employees worldwide are more than 5,743 salaried physicians and researchers, and 20,160 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,690-bed health system that includes a 173-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 23 hospitals, 276 outpatient facilities, including locations in northeast Ohio; Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2023, there were 13.7 million outpatient encounters, 323,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 301,000 surgeries and procedures throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 132 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CleClinicNews.News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

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About Cleveland Clinic Connected

Cleveland Clinic Connected is a robust program that provides members across the world with access to Cleveland Clinic’s wealth of knowledge to enhance patient care, safety, and outcomes at their local facility. It brings decades of experience caring for patients and operating on the ground in the United States and international markets. With this knowledge and expertise, Cleveland Clinic is uniquely positioned to collaborate with diverse healthcare systems around the world, understand customs and care priorities of domestic and international partners, as well as integrate shared best practices to support local patient care. Members also have access to unique education and training opportunities and marketing support that leverages Cleveland Clinic’s world-class reputation for excellence and leading-edge care. Cleveland Clinic Connected member institutions can access best practices and protocols created by Cleveland Clinic experts and used at Cleveland Clinic locations worldwide. Through program membership, healthcare facilities benefit from the health system’s clinical and operational experts to enhance patient care and distinguish themselves within their markets. Visit us at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/professionals/connected 

About Vinmec Healthcare System

Vinmec is a not-for-profit academic healthcare system, invested by Vingroup – Vietnam’s leading multi-sector corporation, with the mission: “We care with compassion, professionalism, and wisdom”. Established in 2012, Vinmec now has 7 international-standard hospitals and 3 clinics in big cities of Vietnam, including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Nha Trang, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Ha Long, Phu Quoc. Vinmec has become a destination of international-standard healthcare services in Vietnam for the leading medical experts, state-of-the-art facilities, comprehensive services and continuous efforts to implement the world's most advanced treatments. Vinmec has been structured into three mutually supporting components: Hospitals, Research Institutions, Medical Education (in collaboration with VinUniversity). Beside the development of the hospitals, Vinmec has built up specialised research institutes, and Vinmec Research Institute of Stem Cell and Gene Technology is the first of all. The research and education components have been creating a solid foundation for Vinmec’s rapid and stable growth, to catch up with other developed countries’ medical systems in region and around the world. In 2022, Deloitte has named Vinmec as one of the Best Managed Companies in Vietnam, joining Deloitte’s network of more than elite 2,000 companies globally.

Visit us at https://www.vinmec.com/en/. Follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/Vinmec, and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuqtKp77ZbFRUFLq05-ddkw

About Vinmec Central Park International Hospital

With an investment capital of over 1.2 trillion Vietnamese Dong, Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital is built on a 38,643 square meter area, including 7 above-ground floors and 3 basements, with a capacity of 178 beds and 23 specialized departments, along with numerous specialized centers. As a member of the Vinmec Healthcare System, Vinmec Central Park has achieved remarkable accomplishments in its 9 years of development, establishing a reputation for its high quality and becoming a leading hospital in the southern region.The hospital gathers top medical experts from both domestic and international fields, including experienced doctors, nurses, and medical staff. The medical experts at Vinmec Central Park not only possess high qualifications but also continuously update their knowledge and new techniques through technology transfer and professional exchanges with medical centers in countries with advanced medical systems such as France, the United States, Japan, and Singapore.

Being one of the modern healthcare facilities in Vietnam, the doctors at Vinmec Central Park regularly participate in training courses, experience exchanges, and consultations with doctors throughout the Vinmec Healthcare System, as well as foreign experts. This aims to update their knowledge of modern techniques and find effective treatment options for patients.Recently, Vinmec Central Park International General Hospital received the JCI Gold Seal of Approval for its operation and patient safety. In this successful third re-evaluation, the hospital surpassed nearly 1,300 stringent evaluation criteria, receiving high praise for its infection control measures, policies, and practices to ensure maximum patient safety. It achieved an almost perfect score of 9.92 out of 10. The hospital has been at the forefront of performing awake brain surgery for the first time in Vietnam for patients with epilepsy, as well as brain tumor resection and epilepsy treatment using Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring (IONM) to identify the language areas of the brain for epilepsy treatment. In 2017, Vinmec Central Park Cardiac Center was recognized as the first independent Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) center in Vietnam. With the ACC certification from the United States for heart failure management and coronary intervention, the hospital is also the first Cardiovascular “Center of Excellence" in Asia.

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