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Johns Hopkins to Develop Medical School and Teaching Hospital in Malaysia - 11/02/2010

Johns Hopkins to Develop Medical School and Teaching Hospital in Malaysia

Release Date: November 2, 2010

The Johns Hopkins University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), the international arm of Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, USA, and Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd, a Kuala Lumpur-based private development corporation, and an associate company of Turiya Sdn Bhd, have signed an agreement to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital. The agreement was signed on November 2, 2010, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Mohd Yassin observed the signing ceremony.

“For more than a century, Johns Hopkins has been recognized as a national and global leader in patient care, research and education,” says Edward D. Miller, dean and chief executive officer, Johns Hopkins Medicine. “We are honored to have an opportunity to share our innovations and best practices with the people of Malaysia. We firmly believe that this project will help us to continue our historic and vital mission of helping to raise the standards of health care around the world.” 

Under the agreement, Johns Hopkins will assist with the development of every major aspect of the new medical enterprise, including medical education programs, campus design and facilities planning, and clinical affairs. Johns Hopkins also will guide academic development in alignment with the breakthroughs of the new Genes to Society curriculum and will consult on other important components, including the teaching environment and infrastructure, pedagogy, administration and student affairs.  

In addition to the new medical school, Johns Hopkins will provide guidance on the design and development of a 600-bed teaching hospital that will include a full complement of ambulatory care facilities, diagnostic capabilities and ancillary support services.  And, in a third major component of the agreement, Johns Hopkins will advise Malaysian colleagues on the development and integration of research programs across the entire medical enterprise. Operationally, all education, patient care and research functions and programs will be managed in accordance with the Johns Hopkins Medicine organizational and operational model.

“It is a great privilege to be able to assist Malaysia with the establishment of its first private graduate medical school and teaching hospital,” says David Nichols, vice dean for education, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. “Not only will this collaboration have a transformational impact on the quality of medical education, research and health care delivery for Malaysia and the region, but it also will bring a wide range of benefits to the university, departments, faculty and staff here in Baltimore.”

About Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins Medicine unites the physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of the Johns Hopkins Health System.  The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.

Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists in biomedical research and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health since The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened in 1889.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global development of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care.  As the international access point to thousands of Johns Hopkins experts in medicine, nursing, public health and health care administration, JHI coordinates treatment for out-of-town patients who travel to Baltimore and for local patients with limited English proficiency. It also provides services in hospital management, health care consulting and clinical education through strategic alliances and affiliations in the Middle East, Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia.

About Academic Medical Centre Sdn Bhd/Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd
Chase Perdana Sdn Bhd holds an 80% equity interest in Academic Medical Centre Bhd while Turiya Berhad (formerly known as Sitt Tatt Berhad) owns the remaining 20%, making these two entities joint-owners of AMC. Chase Perdana is a premier construction company in Malaysia and the Middle East. It was the main contractor to design and build the University Malaysia Sabah, one of the premier universities in Malaysia.

Academic Medical Centre’s primary focus is to develop Perdana University, a world-class healthcare and medical facility that will include two medical schools, a 600-bed multi-specialty teaching hospital and the Life Sciences Research Centre. Perdana University is public private partnership initiated by Public Private Partnership Unit at the Prime-Minister’s department and AMC.

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