Siemens and Dutch Hospital ADRZ to Jointly Build and Manage New Operating Theaters

SiemensDutch hospital Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis (ADRZ), based in Goes, and Siemens Healthineers have signed an agreement to build and supply equipment for six operating theaters, including a hybrid OR. Siemens will build the new building complex with its partner companies Engie and Jan Snel. Under a Managed Equipment Service (MES) agreement, Siemens will also equip the new operating theaters with medical systems and service and update the equipment for ten years. Once the construction work is completed, Siemens will act as lessor, leasing both the new building and the medical systems to ADRZ. This model will enable ADRZ to handle a major investment without providing too high financing capital.

Earlier this year, the hospital operator and Siemens have entered into a similar agreement to build ADRZ's new Nuclear Medicine Center in Goes. Also in this case, Siemens will be involved in the construction and will supply the medical systems on an MES basis.

With 2,200 employees and 23,000 hospitalizations annually, ADRZ is the biggest hospital in the Zeeland Province in the southern part of the Netherlands. The new complex housing six operating theaters should be completed in February 2017. The total project cost is more than EUR 10 million.

All the theaters are set up the same, which in turn results in uniform running lines and logical order. For a surgeon, it makes no difference in which operating theater he or she is working; every room is set up the same way. This also applies for the medical equipment. This set-up is supposed to provide for best possible patient safety and to support the medical staff to achieve the highest possible medical outcome.

"This is a next step in upgrading the care infrastructure at ADRZ. After a period of austerity and reorientation this is literally and figuratively the next building block of the new ADRZ. We are delighted with our partner Siemens, who is supporting us in developing and implementing such a technically complex infrastructure. In this case it involves six operating theaters, whereby quality and safety for our patients are key aspects," said Claudia Brandenburg, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ADRZ.

"We at Siemens Healthineers intend to be the enabler for our healthcare partners. For this, our partnership with ADRZ is an excellent example: With our customized, long-term MES partnership, we enable ADRZ to continuously take advantage of state-of-the-art technology and processes within an affordable model. At the same time, ADRZ is able to concentrate on its medical core competence. By this collaborative model, we jointly drive operational performance and ultimately patient outcomes," said Sourabh Pagaria, Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment - such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems - and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.

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