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New possibilities: OPEN NETWORK in Istanbul

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Last week, after Cairo, OPEN NETWORK team visited Istanbul, where we went at the invitation of International department of University hospital Koc, for signing a new cooperation agreement which will provide new possibilities for treatment of our patients in almost all branches of medicine.

OPEN NETWORK team was represented by executive director Mersiha Slipić, financial director Nirmela Imamović, manager of Transplantation Program Damjana Nikolić, transplantation coordinator Svendi Zubović, and the president of ON Dr Almir Čehajić Batko and transplantation coordinator Irma Kolja joined them there.

After finalizing the agreement, ON beneficiaries are provided with opportunity to get treatment in Koc Foundation’s hospitals. Below you may find details about these hospitals and our visit to Istanbul.

Health Foundation Vehbi Koc is a part of Koc Group, the largest Turkish private group owned by the Koc family. The Foundation is focused on the basic needs of modern Turkey.

There are three healthcare institutions under the roof of Koc Foundation:

  1. American hospital
  2. University hospital Koc
  3. MedAmerikan Ambulatory Care Center

What distinguishes these hospials from others is their experienced human capital with more than 3800 employees. In 2016 a quarter of a million patients were treated in these hospitals. A goal of this healthcare Foundation is to provide patients with integrated healthcare services of standard quality. In order to ensure constant development, medical and administrative systems of these hospitals are constantly assessed and evaluated. Human capital, safe and high quality patient care and time and cost efficiency , without repeated procedures is of Foundation’s greatest importance.

American hospital was founded in 1920. by the US Navy Admiral as the first non-profit private hospital in Turkey, and since than has a longstanding and respectable history. After being supported and led by the Incorporated American Hospital in Istanbul, based in New York, for years, in 1995 hospital has become an ownership of Koc Foundation who invested more than 300 million dollars  in development and renovation making this hospital a leading health care provider in Turkey. Today, American hospital is a general hospital for acute care of patients providing health care services in almost all medical and surgical disciplines.

University hospital Koc started working in September 2014 as a hospital for research and education. In 2016 hospital increased its capacity by performing more then 4 000 surgical procedures, treating around 6 000 patients and 65 000 outpatients, while many of them were an international patients. This hospital also has a Medical Faculty, Nursing school, research labs and Center for advanced learning.

MedAmerikan center for outpatient care was founded 1997 as a part of Koc healthcare institutions.  Leading physicians and an experienced medical staff are performing an ambulatory interventions and providing services from all medical disciplines in accordance with international quality standards.

The Koč foundation hospitals offer the most comprehensive medical care using innovative and advanced methods and technologies, but the most important thing they provide is professional approach to each patient.

In the hospitals of this Foundation an innovative approaches and the most advanced technologies are applied, but the Group leadership is well aware that the technology isn’t the greatest value. The greatest value is having a quality team that provides healthcare. A goal of Group is to keep respectable position in healthcare sector by providing reliable patient care and ongoing development.


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