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Siemens Healthineers partners with SIS International General Hospital

Released at: 14:21, 20/06/2019

Siemens Healthineers partners with SIS International General Hospital

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Two team up to provide better care of stroke victims at Mekong Delta hospital.

by Doanh Doanh

Siemens Healthineers, in collaboration with the Stroke International Services (SIS) General Hospital in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho city, organized the first Asia Stroke Summer School at the hospital from June 18 to 23, with the participation of more than 150 neuro-radiologists and stroke physicians from Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Pakistan, Brunei, and elsewhere in Asia.

The course applies a unique format of combining plenary sessions, discussions, and technical training consisting of a series of concentrated high-quality teaching sessions and courses on acute stroke management as well as hands-on training for interventional neuro-radiologists and special teaching sessions for stroke physicians.

Being a strategic partner of SIS General Hospital, Siemens Healthineers provided comprehensive solutions including high-end imaging diagnostic and interventional equipment that enables SIS to deliver high-value care to all patients with no compromise on quality.

“Siemens Healthineers is transforming the way care is delivered for the benefit of society as a whole, by playing an active role in understanding the needs of its customers, to make healthcare more accessible for populations worldwide,” said Mr. Fabrice Leguet, Managing Director, South East Asia, at Siemens Healthineers. “We are very proud to be associated with SIS in supporting them in living their vision of Asian Stroke Summer School, enabling them to save more stroke patients.”

For the past five years, the European Stroke Winter School, endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), the European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR), and the European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT), has been held in Bern, Switzerland. Its approach is unique. Interventionists and neurologists from an existing or potential stroke treatment site apply together to attend the course and are trained together to go home and start their service. In recent years, more than 300 participants from over 20 countries and territories have participated in the course. The course format has turned out to be successful in sparking interest in providing comprehensive endovascular stroke treatment services throughout Europe. The first Asian Stroke Summer at SIS extended this success by making the Winter School content and training accessible for interventionists and neurologists in the Asia-Pacific region.

SIS Hospital is the first stroke hospital in the Mekong Delta dedicated to providing timely treatment for approximately 10,000 stroke patients in the region of 17 million people.

Since the beginning, SIS was considered a visionary project. With its strategic location in the heart of the Mekong Delta, the hospital plays a critical role in providing timely treatment for stroke patients, thus helping to reduce the risk of disability and death as well as improving the delivery and coordination of care in acute stroke cases.

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