QualiMed and Siemens affirm healthcare partnership in Berlin
Ayala Land Inc., through its healthcare investment QualiMed, and Siemens, Inc. Philippines (Siemens), the local subsidiary of a leading global provider of integrated healthcare solutions affirmed their busines partnership at the sidelines of the recently concluded state visit in Berlin – the last leg of a four-nation European trip aimed at promoting investments under the government’s Public-Private-Partnership program.
Witnessed by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III with other state dignitaries and a top level business delegation from the Philippines, the contract signing ceremony, which was held at the AXICA Kongress, Pariser Platz in Berlin, was led by Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Chairman of Ayala Land Inc. and Jorel Nuyda, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, Inc. Philippines.
The ceremonial signing symbolizes a strengthened partnership between Siemens and QualiMed, which is bound by a common advocacy of providing Filipino communities with premium healthcare services at affordable prices. The parties have entered into a supply contract for the installation of Siemens imaging equipment in 10 QualiMed sites to be established in Ayala Land-owned malls and communities over the next few years. A unique provision under the partnership agreement is the development and operations of a training facility in one of the QualiMed sites, which is intended for the advanced and continuous education of its healthcare personnel.
”QualiMed gives us the opportunity to provide quality and affordable healthcare to many of the communities that we serve. We are delighted to work with Siemens as our technology partner“ said Mr. Zobel de Ayala.
The Siemens imaging equipment to be installed during the first phase of the project, which covers five hospitals and five clinics are MAGNETOM Essenza 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); SOMATOM Perspective 128-slice Computed Tomography scanner; SOMATOM Scope 16-slice Computed Tomography scanner, Symbia E Gamma Camera; MAMMOMAT Fusion digital mammography system; Mobilett XP mobile X-Ray; ACUSON X300 Premium Edition ultrasound system ; Siremobil Compact L C-arm system; Multix Select Digital Radiography X-Ray systems; Luminos Select fluoroscopy system; and; Artis One angiogrpahy catherization laboratory system.
QualiMed, a joint-venture between Ayala Land Inc. and Mercado General Hospital, Inc. (MGHI), was formed with a vision to provide holistic community needs through its integrated mixed-use developments. QualiMed’s first satellite clinic was inaugurated in February at the Ayala Land-owned Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. In July, the second satellite clinic was opened in Fairview Terraces Mall, another Ayala property. ALI’s partner – Mercado General Hospital, Inc. (MGHI), an established healthcare provider with nearly 60 years of experience and a longstanding customer of Siemens, is responsible for the operations of all QualiMed facilities and patientcare services.
Siemens established its presence in the Philippines in 1894. With its patented technology innovations in the fields of energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and urban infrastructure, Siemens continues to help the Philippines hurdle various challenges and move towards a more sustainable future.
“Our partnership with QualiMed helps us achieve our vision of raising the country’s standards for healthcare services by providing superior imaging products and solutions that enhance diagnostic confidence and facilitate treatment and therapy options,“ said Jorel Nuyda, President and Chief Operating Officer of Siemens Inc., Philippines at the contract signing ceremony.