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Cardiology Service Provider of the Year

  • 03 May 2018

Singapore, 3 May 2018 - While cutting-edge technology may be a prerequisite for providing world-class treatment in a cardiology hospital, skill, experience, and a strong ecosystem are even stronger factors for good patient outcomes, says Dr Peng Chung Mien, CEO of Farrer Park Hospital in Singapore.

Dr Peng believes these are key selling points for a hospital, as evidenced by Farrer Park’s success in receiving this year’s Global Health and Travel award for Cardiology Service Provider of the Year.

“Farrer Park Hospital is widely recognised as a leading smart hospital in the region. Our facility is the newest, with large hybrid theatres and state-of-the-art equipment,” he explained.

In addition, the hospital has some of the most experienced cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons in the region. Among these are Dr Maurice Choo, the founding professor and head of cardiology at the National University Hospital in Singapore, and his colleague, Dr Ruth Kam, who performed the island’s first implantation of the world’s smallest leadless pacemaker in a private hospital.

“There have been many other firsts, too. Most importantly,” he said, “there is an ecosystem of skilled specialists from many other specialities working together to cover the myriad related conditions that affect patients with heart conditions. Conditions do not happen in isolation.”

Dr Peng also highlighted how being Asia’s first fully integrated healthcare and hospitality complex enables Farrer Park to offer a comprehensive approach to treating heart patients, including recommendations for leading a healthy lifestyle.

“Our health screening centre specifically customises programmes to not only screen, but offer treatment and preventive courses. Our provisions range from hotel-inspired and nutritionist-approved dietary management courses to specific physiotherapist-tailored exercises, not to mention hotel and spa stays for overall mood enhancement. All activities and treatments in a single location for utmost convenience,” Dr Peng said, adding that he doesn’t think there is any other healthcare and wellness facility like it.

As evidence of its success, the hospital has been receiving a greater number of medical tourists seeking cardio-related treatments from other countries.

“This is one of the most popular specialities that medical tourists come for. We have many patients coming from Indonesia and South Asia seeking treatments, from simple angiograms to the more complex bypasses,” said Dr Peng. “Moreover, we have done close to 140 complex cardiac surgeries with zero adverse morbidity.”

He believes the hospital’s “unique blend” of cutting-edge and serious medicine, combined with the ambience and comfort of a five star hotel, are considerable pull factors. “This offers medical tourists convenience, comfort, and value like no other,” he said.

About Farrer Park Hospital

Farrer Park Hospital is the latest private tertiary acute care hospital in Singapore. The facility includes the Farrer Park Medical Centre with specialist clinics, medical technology, nuclear medicine and radiology services to support a wide range of surgical specialties in oncology, orthopedic, gastroenrology, and cardiology. Designed by healthcare professionals and conveniently built above an underground train station, the hospital is a carefully created environment to enable modern yet holistic care for all its patients.

The hospital shares numerous calming gardens and inspiring art works with its related hotel, One Farrer Hotel. Synergies between the hospital and hotel provide families and visitors with enhanced experiences in food and beverage, choices of accommodation, lifestyle programs and conference facilities. Farrer Park Hospital and One Farrer Hotel are part of The Farrer Park Company Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based company.

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