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Chindex’s United Family Healthcare Launches ChinaHealthWatch.org - A global resource for travelers to China

2008-07-09 22:58 819

BETHESDA, Maryland, July 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), an independent American provider of international healthcare services and Western healthcare products in the People’s Republic of China, today announced that its Healthcare Services division has formally launched its noncommercial China travel health information website, China Health Watch.

China Health Watch ( http://www.ChinaHealthWatch.org ) is a comprehensive website that provides travel health advice, vaccination advice, health services, news, and current health alerts for overseas travel to China. This site caters to both first-time travelers to China and experienced expatriates who have lived in the country for many years.

With a focus on the influx of foreign visitors this July and August for the 2008 Olympic games, China Health Watch was created by Chindex’s United Family Healthcare (UFH) to provide visitors and expatriates with complete travel health information for China. This information network covers all regions of the country, from Beijing to Guangzhou and Tibet to Xi’an.

The content of China Health Watch is edited by UFH physicians and includes travel health advice from other global sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Society of Travel Medicine

About Chindex International, Inc.

Chindex is an American healthcare company that provides healthcare services and supplies medical capital equipment, instrumentation and products to the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. It provides healthcare services through the operations of its United Family Healthcare network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics in China. The Company’s hospital network currently operates in the Beijing and Shanghai metropolitan areas. The Company sells medical products manufactured by various major multinational companies, including Siemens AG and Intuitive Surgical, which are the Company’s exclusive distribution partners for the sale and servicing of color doppler 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-seven years of experience, more than 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 websites, http://www.chindex.com and http://www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com .

Source: Chindex International, Inc.
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