ACIBADEM HEALTHCARE GROUP TURKEY
An ECOSYSTEM that sets an example for the world in healthcare service…
Developing rapidly since 1991, Acıbadem Healthcare Group became one of the leading institutions in Turkey in the field of private healthcare services and now moves forward globally with its partner IHH Healthcare Berhad, one of the biggest groups in the Far East, in 2012. Comprised of 21 hospitals and 16 medical centers, Acıbadem has become a part of the world’s second largest Healthcare Chain with this agreement under the auspices of IHH Healthcare Berhad. Each year, many patients from different parts of the world choose Turkey to receive treatment, and they prefer Acıbadem which provides services using the most advanced technology worldwide featuring an expert team meeting international quality standards. Its quality of the services also supported by independent institutions; Joint Commission International (JCI) and “ISO 15189 Clinical Laboratory Accreditation Certificate”.
Globally competitive integrated healthcare services in Healthcare
Apart from hospitals and medical centers, Acıbadem Healthcare Group offers a worldwide example setting integrated special healthcare system model, and includes various healthcare support institutions:
Acıbadem University establishes the scientific infrastructure of the healthcare services provided within Acıbadem Healthcare Group, with its influential and experienced academic faculty and the international research studies it has conducted. Advanced Simulation Center CASE, established under the university, is one of the most comprehensive three centers worldwide, with all of the departments and technological infrastructure that it embodies. The center, which is comprised of two sections, includes a Clinical Simulation Training Center and an Advanced Endoscopic and Robotic Surgical Training Center.
APlus Hospital and Accommodation Services was structured on the principle that “a hospital is a hotel in which healthcare services are provided” and meets the needs of health institutions such as patient catering, staff catering, cafeteria operation, cleaning, housekeeping and laundry through a single organization.
Acıbadem Mobile Healthcare
Acıbadem Mobile Healthcare Services provides all integrated mobile healthcare services with its experienced and specialized personnel and the quality standard of the Acıbadem Healthcare Group. It carries out both urgent and non-urgent pre-hospital and post-hospital healthcare processes at the highest level.
Acıbadem Labvital, which provides food control and analysis services in conformity with the importance Acıbadem Healthcare places on human health and its pioneering applications, carries out chemical and physical analyses in relation to food safety, hygiene, microbiology, molecular biology (GMOs, identification meat type, etc.), toxins, residues and labels.
Acıbadem Project Management
Acıbadem Project Management, which embodies planning, application, control and consultancy in project management, enables large investments such as hospitals to achieve success by providing “turnkey” services. The organization offers all planning, application, control and consultancy services in project management, which has been long-needed in Turkey, under the same roof with its specialized team and national-international solution partners.
In 2003, Acıbadem Labcell which started out as the Acıbadem Cord Blood Bank expanded its service area to cellular therapy and preparation and storage of peripheral stem cells and bone marrow stem cells. As the provider of many cellular therapy products with authorization for manufacture from the Ministry of Health, Acıbadem Labcell offers advanced treatment options to all healthcare institutions, including public universities.
Acıbadem Labgen provides services to both Acıbadem Healthcare Group and other prestigious health institutions in the fields of genetic diagnosis and personalized medicine. Its strong and new generation technological infrastructure and specialists who are skilled in R&D operations and closely follow scientific developments makes Acıbadem Labgen one of the leading institutions in the genetic field in Turkey.
Acıbadem Central Pathology Laboratory, which started providing its services in 2006, analyzed more than 130.000 cases. Currently, in addition to the two central laboratories, there are divisions in all Acıbadem hospitals which provide intraoperative pathology consultation (frozen section), macroscopic examination, bedside sample evaluation and hospital sample collection and transport services.
International Patient Services Center
International Patient Services Center within Acıbadem Hospitals Group offers a comprehensive range of services for international patients and visitors. Acıbadem staff are dedicated to providing a range of services including consultations, diagnostic procedures, billing and insurance, travel and accommodation arrangements and translation services.
Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Turkey
introduces next generation cancer care with MRIdian MR Image-guided radiation therapy
MR Linac is the newest technology that combined MRI and Linac for the first time in the world and Acibadem Maslak Hospital in Istanbul in Turkey has begun treating patients with it.
With this technology, radiation oncologist can treat the patient as a surgeon, because this device enables the physicians to see tumour precisely, even in soft tissues.
Acıbadem Maslak Hospital is the ninth MR Linac center in the world. MRIdian, MRI-guided radiotherapy, presents the state-of-the-art radiotherapy device to cancer patients. On table and continuous soft tissue imaging enables plan adaptation to reshape radiation doses based on the anatomical changes which occur from one day of treatment to the next. Using a novel streaming video perspective, the technology also allows oncologists to visualize and automatically control beam delivery based on the real-time position of the tumor and surrounding organs.
We are pleased to have commenced Turkey’s first MRI-guided radiation therapy program and believe it offers cancer patients in Turkey a number of distinct benefits over traditional radiation therapy,” said Prof. Enis Ozyar, M.D., the Chief of Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology.
“Most importantly, MRIdian allows for clinical improvements in visualization and precision daily plan adaptation, and it provides us with the tools to deliver higher and potentially more effective radiation doses.” Turkey is currently one of the leading countries in health tourism due to the country’s advanced diagnostic and treatment services offered.