Vinmec cooperates with Seoul National University Hospital on preventive medicine

May 06, 2022 - 15:00
Vinmec Healthcare System (Vinmec) on Thursday held a signing ceremony for the High-class Health Check-up Centre, in cooperation with Seoul National University Hospital.
Lê Thúy Anh (right), CEO of Vinmec Healthcare System, and Kim Yon Su, President and CEO of Seoul National University Hospital, represent the two sides to sign the MOU in the presence of Korean Ambassador to Việt Nam Park Noh Wan. — Photo courtesy of Vinmec

HÀ NỘI — Vinmec Healthcare System (Vinmec) on Thursday held a signing ceremony of the High-class Health Check-up Centre in cooperation with the Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH).

The Korean Ambassador to Việt Nam witnessed the ceremony.

This event not only affirms Vinmec's goal in its international development strategy but is also expected to create a remarkable advance in preventive medicine in the country.

The five-year memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides sets specific goals for Vinmec's high-class General Health Checkup Centre based in Vinmec Times City Hospital in Hà Nội, which aligns with SNUH in Korea.

It’s not only a health check-up centre but also a comprehensive and in-depth health assessment model which aims at an early screening of the risk of diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and elderly diseases, creating personalised health management programs for each customer.

With 130 years of experience in training, research, management and operation in the medical field, SNUH will support Vinmec in implementing premium healthcare and management programs.

According to the agreement, screening programmes and general health check-ups will be organised and managed by a team of prestigious professors and doctors of the Gangnam General Health Check-up Centre (under SNUH) - the leading preventive medicine centre in Korea.

SNUH experts will participate in the General Health Check-up Centre at Vinmec Times City and train the staff, transfer and apply technical processes, algorithms, and SNUH's diagnostic logic in providing early risk screening.

Vinmec will utilise the system’s state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, experienced staff, and achievements in gene research and application to receive technology transfers and operations from SNUH.

Thanks to this close cooperation, the Korean standard high-class general health check-up centre at Vinmec Times City Hospital will help every customer access healthcare services from the very beginning, actively control and improve their own health through the highest-personalised health management plans, contributing to reducing the pressure on the national healthcare system.

The cooperation between Vinmec and SNUH stems from the fact that both sides share a vision of the need for preventive medicine in the COVID pandemic and the increasing prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases.

With the motto "Prevention is better than cure", applying the most advanced technology in healthcare will increase initiative and efficiency, reduce the burden on the Vietnamese healthcare system, and improve the quality of customers’ lives. Both sides consider this a foundation for deepening cooperation in other fields between the two healthcare systems in the future.

“At Vinmec, we aim to become an academic healthcare system with an excellent clinical management protocol, a continuous, comprehensive health management model, serving the community. In cooperation with Seoul National University Hospital, the high-class general health centre is part of our continuous efforts to pursue international standards and globalise,” said Nguyễn Việt Quang, vice chairman and CEO of Vingroup.

On behalf of Seoul National University Hospital Yon Su Kim President of SNUH said: “SNUH, as the central national hospital, has been leading the advancement of medicine for the past 130 years in South Korea, and the SNUH Gangnam Centre, which will play a major role in this agreement, has been a leader in preventive medicine in South Korea."

"With the Gangnam Center’s know-how accumulated over 20 years, excellent faculty, and an advanced Hospital Information System, we believe Vinmec Health Checkup Centre will be able to leap forward to become the best health check-up centre in Việt Nam.

"In addition, as Korea and Việt Nam celebrate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year, we hope that this cooperation will contribute to improving the health of Vietnamese people and Koreans in Việt Nam and serve as a milestone in strengthening medical cooperation between the two countries.”

After the signing ceremony, representatives of both sides had a meeting to start the preparation process for the centre. — VNS