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Luye Medical, Cleveland Clinic unveil architectural model of Cleveland Clinic Connected project

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-centred 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-centred 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-centred healthcare. This relationship will help to upgrade China’s healthcare services by 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-centred 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 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 meet 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.