"This project combines our expertise in equipping laboratories with our service portfolio. It is a milestone for us and, at the same time, also a proof point for how we enable our customers to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. The new business model is designed to support our customers in increasing efficiency and containing costs right from the beginning," said Bernd Montag, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Healthineers. "We have developed a customized solution for our partner DiA and the Turkish Ministry of Health that will comprehensively support their clinical business. This order will strengthen our portfolio and is consistent with our strategy."
Siemens Healthineers will operate the laboratories at the hospitals in Bilkent, Ankara, and in Mersin in partnership with lab doctors from Turkey's Ministry of Health. Both hospitals are being built by DiA Construction, a subsidiary of DiA, for the Turkish Ministry of Health as a public-private partnership.
The new hospitals are intended to improve healthcare as part of a Turkish government program to restructure the country's healthcare system, which was initiated in 2003. "It was important for us to have a partner that not only came with enough experience in the hospital environment, but also was strong on technical innovation," said Hakan Adanalı, Director of Clinical Support Services in DiA. "We expect, that around 92 million patients will benefit from the partnership over the next five years."
According to the Turkish government, the Bilkent health campus - with almost 3,800 beds and an affiliated hotel, congress center and commercial area - is the largest project in the healthcare sector ever constructed from scratch in the country. Beginning in mid-2018, more than 10,000 medical staff will be responsible for nearly 25,000 patients there on a daily basis. The new hospital in Mersin will hold about 1,300 beds and has become operational at the end of January 2017.
* Based on the exchange rate 1€ = 3,6722 TRY (Turkish lira)
About Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare business of Siemens AG enabling healthcare providers worldwide to meet their current challenges and to excel in their respective environments. A leader in medical technology, Siemens Healthineers is constantly innovating its portfolio of products and services in its core areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging and in laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine. Siemens Healthineers is also actively developing its digital health services and enterprise services. To help customers succeed in today's dynamic healthcare marketplace, Siemens Healthineers is championing new business models that maximize opportunity and minimize risk for healthcare providers. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens Healthineers generated revenue of €13.5 billion and profit of over €2.3 billion and has about 46,000 employees worldwide.