Oulu University Hospital Expands Partnership with Siemens Healthineers for Better Healthcare in Northern Finland

Siemens HealthineersSiemens Healthineers and Oulu University Hospital in Finland have entered a strategic partnership for the next ten years, adding to an existing radiotherapy collaboration to jointly expand and modernize the radiology department. This Value Partnership includes the supply, installation, and maintenance of medical imaging technology and software, training and further education of staff, a flexible financing concept and consulting services to increase process efficiency and improve the value chain of clinical care. A joint research approach and an enhanced collaboration to develop new solutions and treatment methods are also part of the scope of work. This partnership was initiated in the context of the renewal program of the Oulu University Hospital facilities, which will lead them to aim at being one of the most innovative and modern hospitals in the world by 2030. The common goal of the partnership is to ensure high-quality care throughout the region, improve clinical processes and increase attractiveness as a healthcare employer. The contract has an option to be extended for ten more years. The volume amounts to around 30 million euros.

"We are very proud that we are now the trusted partner for both, oncology and radiology departments, for Oulu University Hospital. In this Value Partnership, we are pooling our strengths and, together with the Oulu University Hospital, we are building up a high-performance radiology department as well as oncology service line. Modern medical equipment is the central nervous system of future-proof healthcare," said João Seabra, Head of Enterprise Services at Siemens Healthineers. Oulu University Hospital and Siemens Healthineers want to further develop and improve the diagnostic and therapeutic capability of the hospital and thus increase quality of care for patients throughout the region. Over the next ten years, Siemens Healthineers will supply around 15 new large-scale imaging devices for radiology, and a broad training concept for employees is intended to increase the attractiveness of the hospital as an employer.

Oulu University Hospital serves patients throughout northern Finland, which accounts for more than half of Finland's territory with about 741,000 inhabitants. The hospital, which was founded in 1973, is affiliated with the University of Oulu and is used by the Faculty of Medicine as a teaching hospital. “We are building a completely new university hospital in Oulu. Our vision for change is that by 2030, Oulu University Hospital will be the smartest hospital in the world, where the latest technology, modern facilities and up-to-date know-how will guarantee efficient and best-quality care delivery. This Value Partnership is one of the corner stones for achieving this vision,” said Jaakko Niinimäki, Service Centre Manager from Oulu University Hospital.

The partnership with Oulu University Hospital is a Value Partnership designed to enable healthcare providers to optimize their business operations, expand their capabilities and drive innovation. It relies on the entire portfolio of Siemens Healthineers to create added value beyond the technological equipment. The design of the Value Partnerships is based exclusively on the needs of the customer and their goals. Siemens Healthineers has entered Value Partnerships with many healthcare providers worldwide. Recent global examples include: HMI Group in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the University of Missouri System in the USA, or the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, and also Nova Hospital in Finland.

About Siemens Healthineers AG

Siemens Healthineers AG (listed in Frankfurt, Germany: SHL) pioneers breakthroughs in healthcare. For everyone. Everywhere. As a leading medical technology company headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, Siemens Healthineers and its regional companies is continuously developing its product and service portfolio, with AI-supported applications and digital offerings that play an increasingly important role in the next generation of medical technology. These new applications will enhance the company's foundation in in-vitro diagnostics, image-guided therapy, in-vivo diagnostics, and innovative cancer care. Siemens Healthineers also provides a range of services and solutions to enhance healthcare providers' ability to provide high-quality, efficient care. In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, Siemens Healthineers, which has approximately 66,000 employees worldwide, generated revenue of €18.0 billion and adjusted EBIT of €3.1 billion.

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