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Thursday, 12 July 2018 | MYT 12:00 AM

Rebranding for Johor hospital

REGENCY Specialist Hospital has unveiled a new, refreshed look, sporting an identical logo with its sister hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre.

The two brands have joined as one group, signifying a stronger network with a shared vision to serve patients in Malaysia and in the region.

Regency managing director Chin Wei Jia said their new vision was to be the most comprehensive care hospital in Johor and South-East Asia.

Chin said Regency received more than 150,000 patients with approximately 22% growth annually.

“We continue to build on our Centre of Excellences such as Emergency & Trauma Centre, Heart & Lung Centre and Woman & Children Centre.”

The hospital is the only private hospital in Malaysia with Emergency specialists on duty round the clock and the only one in the southern region equipped with adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy.

ECMO is used during surgery to provide prolonged cardiac and respiratory support for heart and lung treatments.

The hospital is the first in Johor Baru approved by Singapore’s Health Ministry for the use of Medisave overseas for permitted hospitalisation and day surgeries.

To date, Regency has 70 specialists, supported by nurses and allied healthcare staff.

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the healthcare sector contributed RM4.1bil from RM262bil in committed investments for Iskandar Malaysia as of March 31.

“Having esteemed healthcare providers such as Regency Specialist Hospital, it has paved the way for patients from Asean countries such as Singapore and Indonesia, continuously contributing to the growth of medical tourism in Iskandar Malaysia,” he said.

He added that this sector created job opportunities for local talents and businesses and provided a compre­hensive exposure of the latest healthcare research and advanced technology.

Regency has planned for a new extension block that will double its bed capacity to house 500 beds.

Chin said their commitment to society was to host more community- based health talks and improve people’s health.