About Columbia Asia
International private healthcare company, Columbia Asia Sdn Bhd, is 30% owned by the Employee Provident Fund (EPF) and 70% by a US-based investment fund, the International Columbia USA LLC (ICU). On a wider outlook, the Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organisations and individual investors.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Columbia Asia started its operations in 1997. Currently, it has 28 medical facilities across Asia; 11 in Malaysia, 11 in India, 3 in Vietnam and 3 in Indonesia. The company believes in setting up mid-size hospitals built in residential areas for accessibility and efficiency, and to better serve respective communities. This also helps keep costs down for consumers with no compromise on healthcare quality, modern amenities and highly-trained teams of specialists and nurses.
Columbia Asia aims to be the preferred choice of healthcare services for families and businesses. With no more than 100 to 150 beds per medical facility, two-storey buildings for smoother patient flow and new medical technologies to decrease the levels of invasive treatments, the efficiency of patient care is optimised resulting in a shorter length of stay. In turn, this results in transparency in rates with better affordability for patients. But as progressive as medical technology can be, the difference in healthcare relies much on its people – highly skilled medical consultants, caring nurses as well as teams of committed staff who see to every patient’s needs, on the road to recovery.
Columbia Asia medical facilities provide a wide array of medical services such as General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Internal Medicine. These are supported by a comprehensive list of ancillary services that include an Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Imaging.
At Columbia Asia, comprehensive medical programmes demand ethics, excellence and strict clinical governance. All of its operations follow international quality assurance guidelines that meet the highest standard of patient care possible.
These are the fundamental pillars in the practise of healthcare in Columbia Asia. The Columbia Asia hospital model is the trend for private healthcare of the future.