by John R. Fischer
, Senior Reporter | May 04, 2022
Penta Hospitals International, the largest multinational hospital chain in Central and Eastern Europe, has paid Siemens over €30 million (over $31 million) to support and provide services for the Next Generation Hospital Bory in Slovakia.
Located in Bratislava, the hospital is the biggest private project under construction in the country’s healthcare sector and is set to open in 2023. It will be the flagship hospital of both Penta Hospitals International’s network and the entire Slovak healthcare system, and one of the more than 75 hospitals and outpatient clinics that the organization runs in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Penta Hospitals International plans to implement precision medicine and digital health solutions designed by Siemens to help the hospital care for patients with the most complex needs. This includes, but is not limited to CT, MR, X-ray, molecular imaging and nuclear medicine devices, as well as advanced therapies. The 15-year collaboration makes Siemens one of the largest partners of Penta Hospitals International.
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“The strategic partnership with Siemens Healthineers will provide us with technological leadership in the field of radiodiagnostic medical technology. Fast and accurate diagnosis is an unquestionable prerequisite for provision of high-quality healthcare. Process efficiency, digitization with elements of artificial intelligence, constant innovations and training of our medical staff are to create unique added value,” Martin Hrežo, chief executive officer at Penta Hospitals International, said in a statement.
Siemens will provide on-site service and replace more than 20 imaging and monitoring devices. It will also help create an education program on innovative tools such as Smart Simulator, PEPconnect and Cinematic Anatomy, as well as AI solutions that aid physicians in their work. Staff will have access to training and further education resources to better optimize patient care in Slovakia.
The use of these technologies and the company’s services is expected to reduce technological risks for Bory Hospital, and in doing so, decrease total operating costs, streamline operating processes and facilitate digital connectivity. It also ensures that imaging devices continue to adhere to industry standards.
The hospital will have six multidisciplinary medical programs and will care for up to 400 patients at any time, as well as secure care for 35,000 inpatients annually with its flexible bed management system. It also will facilitate 350,000 outpatient exams each year.