|City International Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City displays a huge sense of responsibility for its patients |
Six years into operation, CIH has made great strides in delivering care for around 120,000 outpatient and inpatients. The achievement leverages the dedication of the team of top-class physicians as well as the entire hospital staff putting efforts in building trust, as well as bringing health and happiness to the community.
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Vietnam Doctor’s Day on February 27, Dr. John Lucas, CEO of City International Hospital, expressed his gratefulness for the meaningful contributions of doctors and hospital staff in contributing and adding life values for the community, which is the mission of comprehensive healthcare for all.
Dr. Lucas shared how proud he was with CIH’s continuous development, and improvements in the medical profession, as well as focus on modern equipment investment to ensure a high-quality process of medical examination, diagnosis, and treatment.
Since the inception, CIH has faced numerous hurdles but with the leaders’ wise direction, the hospital has brought value in the field of integrated healthcare for the community – meeting the needs of intensive treatment, applying high techniques, and contributing to improving quality on par with international standards.
Planning ahead, CIH envisages deployment of specialist clinics taken charge by teams of leading experts in areas such as cancer, neurology, orthopaedics, and more. The hospital is recruiting specialised doctors both in Vietnam and abroad who will be working together to provide the best quality of expert approach and care for all patients.
“Moving forward, City International Hospital aims to develop into Vietnam’s leading specialised medical examination and treatment hospital with a team of expert doctors, high standard faculties, modern equipment, and facilities as in other advanced countries in the region,” Dr. Lucas said. “The hospital is also focused on becoming a leading private healthcare facility by providing special services for women, children, and elderly patients.”
He added that CIH is developing an excellent testing centre for early detection and prevention of several afflictions. For emergency services, the hospital will have stroke emergency and chest pain relief programmes to provide early treatment for life-threatening conditions.
“We will continuously improve the quality of the hospital according to the 83 criteria set out by the Ministry of Health. Moreover, it is expected that in the coming years, CIH will achieve the global JCI accreditation,” Lucas noted.
Pursuing the direction of the Ministry of Health, CIH has remained ready to respond and quickly implement disease prevention measures through wide-ranging activities. Such activities include establishing an Infection Prevention and Control Team, a novel coronavirus response drill, conferences focusing on the current epidemic, communicating on health education about the outbreak, and disease screening at the main entrance of the hospital.
Before entering the building at the main entrance, visitors are given face masks, disease instruction information, and have their body temperature checked by staff. Patients and visitors showing symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath will be directed to an isolation area in the emergency department to get further monitored and checked.
In many areas of the hospital, especially crowded places with many patients and visitors, all are equipped with information on pneumonia protective supplies, hand sanitiser, and face masks. As of now CIH has not been involved in any confirmed case of COVID-19 infection.
With a high sense of responsibility, dedication to medical services, and the love of caring for patients, City International Hospital is confident in offering the best conditions for specialised medical examination and treatment.