We are committed to maintain the quality of medical care which we provide to be world standard meeting the needs of not only domestic patients, but also patients abroad.
Globalization is not a new concept in medicine. The quality at the best hospitals in Asia and Latin America is now at least as good as it is at many hospitals in US and Western Europe. Patients will travel around the world seeking for the cost effective, best possible medical care. According to the Economist (Operating Profit. The Economist. August 16,2008:74-76), it is estimated that 6million Americans traveled abroad in 2010 and this number is expected to reach 10 million by 2012.
Our cardiologists led by Dr.Nakamura have long collaborated with institutions not only in Asia but also US and Europe. In 2010, we started training and exchange program with Cleveland Clinic, which is ranked as the top 3rd or 4th hospital in the US. Its heart program has earned No.1 ranking for the past 16 consecutive years. In November 2010, 17 nurses from SECOM Medical System attended 5-days seminar offered by the Clinic. A comprehensive observation ship program is being offered for our physicians from diversified subspecialties. Our administrators will join the healthcare education programs provided by the Clinic. Nearby 2,000 sets of patient medical information of the Clinic will be translated into Japanese and distributed among the SECOM hospital group to benefit our patients. This is the beginning of our globalization.