BEIJING, June 22 Concord Medical ServicesHoldings Limited ("Concord Medical" or the "Company") (NYSE: CCM), theoperator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centersin China, today announced that it will add two new centers to its extensivenetwork by furthering its partnership with the PLA Navy General Hospital("Navy General Hospital" or "the hospital"), located in Beijing.
Concord Medical will add two new centers to the Beijing-based Navy GeneralHospital's existing facilities, bringing the total number of centers under theCompany's management at the hospital to seven. One of the centers will housean Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) system and the other center willhouse a Body Gamma Knife system. The IGRT center commenced trial operation inmid June and both centers are expected to enter into full operation in thethird quarter of 2010. Prior to these new centers, Concord Medical had beenmanaging five radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers at the Navy GeneralHospital, one of Concord Medical's earliest hospital partners. With theadditional centers, the hospital will further strengthen its position tobecome one of the top cancer treatment facilities in China.
"We are excited to further expand our services at the Navy GeneralHospital with the addition of two new centers. This expansion underscores ourability to grow with our hospital partners through quality service andeffective management, and puts the Navy General Hospital into one of the topcancer treatment facilities in China. In addition, furthering a longstandingpartnership symbolizes recognition of the value of our services on top of ourfinancial support to the hospital," said Dr. Jianyu Yang, director, presidentand chief executive officer of Concord Medical. "Concord Medical is on trackto achieve our goal of operating at least 200 centers by 2012. As the industryleader with the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centersin China, we are committed to making cancer treatment more readily availablein China and are confident that we are well positioned to benefit from afavorable market environment supported by medical reform policies andincreasing consumer demand for world-class cancer treatment."
About Concord Medical
Concord Medical operates the largest network of radiotherapy anddiagnostic imaging centers in China in terms of revenues and the total numberof centers in operation per available statistics. The Company currentlyoperates a network of more than 89 centers spanning 37 cities and 21 provincesand administrative regions in China. Under long-term arrangements with top-tier hospitals in China, the Company provides radiotherapy and diagnosticimaging equipments and manages the daily operations of these centers locatedon its hospital partners' premises. The Company also provides ongoing trainingto doctors and other medical personnel in its network of centers to ensure ahigh level of clinical care for patients.
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