Columbia Asia Opens Hospitals near New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur

Expansion part of plan to build multiple facilities in urban areas

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Columbia Asia, a fast-growing hospital company with Pacific Northwest roots, has opened hospitals in two cities near New Delhi, India, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The first hospital is in Ghaziabad, a city of 3.3 million people east of Delhi. The city is also part of the 13,000-square-mile National Capital Region around Delhi, the fastest growing urban area in India.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Ghaziabad, which cost $20 million, is the company’s second hospital in the Delhi area and its eighth facility in India.

The second hospital is in Bukit Rimau, a new township in Shah Alam, a city of 584,000 people west of Kuala Lumpur.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Bukit Rimau, which cost $22 million, is the company’s third hospital in the Kuala Lumpur area and its eighth hospital in Malaysia.

Both new hospitals will provide much-needed healthcare in some of the fastest-growing urban areas in Asia. Both facilities are also important steps toward Columbia Asia’s plans to build multiple facilities in major urban areas, but usually outside the central city.

“The residents of Asia’s urban centers are demanding quality, patient-focused medical care,” said Matthew Powell, Managing Director of Columbia Asia. “By building a network of clean, efficient, affordable and accessible hospitals in an urban area, we will be able to best serve the needs of our patients.”

Columbia Asia Hospital – Ghaziabad has 90 beds and offers a full range of primary and secondary services, including internal medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, neurosurgery, minimally invasive surgery and trauma and emergency care.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Bukit Rimau has 82 beds and similar inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour emergency room, operating theater, day surgery and physiotherapy.

About Columbia Asia

Columbia Asia, part of Seattle-based Columbia Pacific, has 19 facilities across India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia, and plans for 15 new hospitals by the end of 2011.

The company’s highly skilled doctors and nurses deliver care in modern hospitals located close to where people live and work. Columbia Asia hospitals are specifically designed for the needs of patients and built for maximum comfort and efficiency.

Most of the company’s new hospitals – nine – will be in India: Bangalore (2), Pune and Trivandrum in South India, and Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Meerut, Chandigarh and Jallandhar in North India.

In Malaysia, five new hospitals are planned: Balakong, Setapak and Petaling Jaya in the Kuala Lumpur area; and Seremban and Sitiawan in West Malaysia.

For more information about Columbia Asia, go to www.columbiaasia.com.



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