Philips signs agreement with City Clinic to introduce high standard of care to Bulgarian patients


City Clinic combines technological and clinical excellence to become leading provider of state-of-the-art clinical service and patient care in Bulgaria

December 12, 2012

Sofia, Bulgaria – Royal Philips Electronics today announced the signing of an agreement with City Hospitals & Clinics, a Bulgarian healthcare group, to equip their new hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria. A complete solution combining the latest generation imaging equipment, state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, a comprehensive clinical systems package, as well as high-end lighting

 will be delivered. Some equipment will be available in the country for the first time.

 

Planned to open by the end of 2012, City Clinic’s new Sofia hospital will be the flagship facility of the City Hospitals & Clinics group. It will combine a 90-bed acute care center and a comprehensive outpatient clinic, providing a broad range of services, from advanced interventional treatment to open heart surgery.

 

"We are committed to ensuring our patients receive the highest quality medical care and by partnering with Philips we are able to provide access to treatment with the latest, evidence based medical technology in a friendly and healing environment." said IIian Grigorov, co-founder and Managing Director, City Hospitals & Clinics group. "This, along with the clinical excellence and professional expertise of internationally renowned clinical specialist at our hospital, allows us to offer an exceptional standard of patient care in the region."

 

Philips will provide a customized package of innovative imaging solutions, including Philips CT iDose which gives radiologists control of the dial so they can personalize image quality based on their patients’ needs at low dose. The deal also includes Philips Ingenia 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the first-ever digital broadband MRI solution that delivers exceptional image quality, scanning efficiency and scalability designed to advance diagnosis and radiology workflow. Within the MRI room, Philips will install Ambient Experience, a solution which integrates architecture, interior design, video projection and sound. This provides a multi-sensory experience, a people centric solution that provides a welcome distraction to help patients remain calm and comfortable during imaging procedures, thus facilitating a quality diagnosis.

 

Philips is also providing a modern and precisely balanced lighting solution throughout the general and medical areas of the hospital. The unique product mix which consists of long-life, energy efficient products such as LuxSpace, will cut energy costs as well as the carbon footprint of the hospital, allowing the facility to save up to 50% of the energy compared to conventional lighting. The lighting package has been tailored to ensure patient and visitor comfort in general areas of the hospital, whilst also ensuring the best possible lighting conditions for the healthcare practitioners in operating theatres, intensive care units and scanner rooms.

 

"Philips is delighted to be partnering with City Clinic to help realize their vision of a hospital which delivers the highest standard of care for patients," commented John Bruijnincx, General Manager of Central and Eastern Europe, Philips Healthcare. "This collaboration is an important step for Philips within this area of Europe and we hope to work with other forward thinking hospitals like the City Hospitals & Clinics group in the future."

For media inquiries, please contact:

Peter Blazsevacz
Corporate Communications
Philips Central and Eastern Europe
Tel: +31 61 5888622
Email: peter.blazsevacz@philips.com
 Sabine van Deursen
Philips Healthcare Communications
Tel: +31 615043894
Email: sabine.van.deursen@philips.com
   
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Further detail on Philips’ imaging solutions:

  • Philips Ingenia 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the first-ever digital broadband MRI solution. An illustration of Philips Imaging 2.0 concept, the Ingenia is helping to usher in a new era in radiology science driven by the development of innovative patient care solutions that deliver exceptional image quality, scanning efficiency and scalability designed to advance diagnosis and radiology workflow.
  • Philips iDose gives radiologists control of the dial so they can personalize image quality based on their patients’ needs at low dose. When used in combination with the advanced technologies of the iCT, Ingenuity and Brilliance 64 scanner families, this provides a unique approach to managing important factors in patient care – a new era in low energy, low dose and low injected contrast imaging.
  • Philips Ambient Experience provides a positive environment for patients and health care professionals to enhance clinical processes and patient care. It integrates architecture, design and enabling technologies, such as dynamic lighting and sound, to allow patients to personalize their environment and surround themselves in a relaxing atmosphere. Philips works with hospitals and health care facilities to customize ambient design aspects around the specific desires and needs of our customers.  Ambient Experience is based on a deep understanding of all emotional and physical aspects of patient care.
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About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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