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Chindex International to Provide First Line Medical Services at Shanghai 2010 World Expo

2010-04-28 20:55 831

United Family Healthcare to Demonstrate World-class Health Care to Millions of Visitors

BEIJING, April 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. ("Chindex") (Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of health care products and services in China, announced today that its Healthcare Services division, known as the United Family Healthcare network of international standard private hospital and clinic facilities ("UFH"), has signed three agreements to provide medical services with the USA, French, and Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilions at the soon-to-open Shanghai 2010 World Expo. In each venue, UFH will showcase its superior medical assistance capabilities, provide basic staff emergency training, and offer additional first aid services for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected every day over the six month long 2010 Shanghai World Expo period. UFH medical staff will be present at all three pavilions for all hours of operation throughout the expo.

The Shanghai 2010 World Expo is expected to be the largest world's fair ever, attracting over 200 national and corporate participants in addition to over 70 million visitors. The USA, French and Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilions have been polled to be among the most anticipated by Expo ticket-holders. United Family Healthcare's support of the USA Pavilion, French, and Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilions provides Chindex an exclusive opportunity to highlight its high quality service and world-class medical care at medical first aid stations inside all three Pavilions to the millions of visitors expected to attend.

Roberta Lipson, Chindex Chief Executive Officer and UFH Chair, stated, "This arrangement with three key pavilions at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo is unique in that United Family Healthcare will have medical staff directly engaged in what we do best, providing the highest quality first line care to our community. With visitors expected from throughout China and the world, we are proud to extend our patient care to the global community as ordinary citizens the world-over come to Shanghai seeking mankind's vision of a healthier and higher-quality future lifestyle."

USA National Pavilion Co-Founder, Ellen R. Eliasoph, said, "We are excited to welcome Chindex and UFH, China's top private health care provider, to the USA Pavilion at this historic event. Their presence and partnership at the Expo showcases their unique contributions to China in the area of premium, high quality care."

About Chindex International, Inc.

Chindex is an American health care company that provides health care services and supplies medical capital equipment, instrumentation and products to the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. Health care services are provided through the operations of its United Family Healthcare division, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics in China. The Company's hospital network currently operates in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Chindex sells medical products manufactured by various major multinational companies, including Siemens AG and Intuitive Surgical, for which the Company is the exclusive distribution partner for the sale and servicing of color ultrasound systems and surgical robotic systems respectively. It also arranges financing packages for the supply of medical products to hospitals in China utilizing the export loan and loan guarantee programs of both the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the German KfW Development Bank. With twenty-eight years of experience, approximately 1,300 employees, and operations in China, Hong Kong, the United States and Germany, the Company's strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leading edge healthcare technologies, quality products and services to Greater China's professional communities. Further company information may be found at the Company's website, http://www.chindex.com .

About United Family Healthcare

United Family Healthcare (UFH), the healthcare services division of Chindex International Inc. is a pioneering, international standard healthcare organization in China whose sole mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated healthcare services in a uniquely warm and caring patient and family service-oriented environment. After 13 years in China, UFH has established itself in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou as the provider of choice for those in China who want the very best in health care. UFH constantly strives for quality, safety, and service excellence. This is evidenced at their two main hospital facilities in Shanghai and Beijing, both of which comprise China's only network of Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospital facilities. For more on United Family Healthcare, please visit the company's website at http://www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com .

About the World Expo and USA Pavilion

The 2010 Shanghai World Expo will be held from May 1 through October 31, 2010. It is expected that some 70 million people will attend, 95 percent of whom will be from Mainland China. This will be the first time China has hosted a world expo, with more than 190 nations participating.

At over 60,000 square feet (6,000 square meters), the USA National Pavilion will be one of the largest national pavilions at the Expo. It will showcase American culture, values, innovation and business in China's most dynamic city, while celebrating the friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and China. More information on the USA Pavilion is available at http://www.usapavilion2010.com .

About the French Pavilion

The "Sensual City" theme of the French Pavilion will showcase the sights, smells, tastes, sounds and feel of France. Visitors will be able to admire French gardens and paintings, smell French perfume, taste French cuisine, touch the cool water of pools and fountains, and watch clips from classic French films. The structure will feature plant covered walls as well as internal and external water pools with a French-style Garden in the center, making it a living structure. Renowned French actor Alain Delon is the spokesman of France Pavilion and will relay his close ties with China at the "France Pavilion Channel" specifically set up for the pavilion exhibition. Visitors may also have the chance to witness a romantic French wedding, whereby new couples will frequently tie the knot in the pavilion's beautiful garden. For more, please see the official website at http://www.pavillon-france.fr .

About the Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilion

The Chinese Private Enterprise Pavilion is jointly undertaken by a group of well-known private Chinese businesses. These include the Fosun Group, Alibaba Group, China Minsheng Bank, Dalian Wanda Group, Red Star Macalline Group, Suning Group, Metersbonwe Group, E-House Holdings, Neoglory Holdings, Huayi Brother Media, Oppel Lighting, Tellhow Sci-tech, ASD Group, Focus Media, Jala Group, and the Wanfeng Group. Their products and services encompass computers, Internet, filming, e-commerce, gaming, anime, mobile phones, household appliances, garments, amusement parks attractions, and much more. The pavilion adopts innovative exhibition methods to present passion, vitality, innovation and challenges for private businesses in China. The pavilion will create a series of interactive, amusing and thrilling shows to help visitors gain an insightful and all-round understanding of cultural diversity in cities and the innovative capability of private businesses in China. The artistic directors of the Beijing Olympic Games' opening ceremony are working, together with a large number of economic elites and entertainment stars, on shows and programs presented in the pavilion. Creative elements will ensure this pavilion remains a highlight for visitors throughout the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. For more, see the China Private Enterprise joint pavilion site on the official Shanghai 2010 World Expo website at http://en.expo2010.cn .

For more information, please contact:

Integrated Corporate Relations

Ashley M. Ammon

Tel: +1-646-277-1227

Source: Chindex International, Inc.
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