New Innovation Center Looks to Advance Healthcare in China

The facility will focus on expanding expertise, provide innovative training methods, and be in position to improve the local healthcare industry in rural parts
Oct 12, 2017 10:10 AM ET

New Innovation Center Looks to Advance Healthcare in China

A one-of-a-kind Innovation Center is coming to Central and Western China and is expected to make a big impact on healthcare.

“We are ready and eager to continue working with partners in China to explore and solve the country’s healthcare challenges,” says Chris Lee, President of Medtronic Greater China.

In October, Medtronic leaders participated in a groundbreaking ceremony and announced plans to open the center in the year 2020. The facility will serve as a critical hub for training physicians and improving local care.

The Innovation Center, in Chengdu, will be uniquely located to serve the needs of Central and Western China. Compared to more developed countries, the region lacks sufficient clinical training for healthcare professionals. Currently, the number of on-the-job medical training organizations in the western region is half of what is offered in the country’s eastern regions.

"We hope to support the growth and development of medical workers in China's vast central and western regions ," said  Medtronic CEO and Chairman Omar Israk. 

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