Columbia Asia opens 8th hospital in Malaysia

December 17, 2010

The hospital in Bukit Rimau is part of an expansion in urban areas.

Columbia Asia has opened a hospital near Kuala Lumpur, the company’s eighth facility in Malaysia.

The new hospital is in Bukit Rimau, a new township in Shah Alam, a city of 584,000 people west of Kuala Lumpur.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Bukit Rimau, which cost US$22 million, is the company’s third hospital in the Kuala Lumpur area.

The 82-bed hospital will provide affordable, efficient and quality healthcare to one of the fastest growing urban areas in Asia.

“There is an increasing demand for affordable healthcare services and we are excited to bring this new hospital to residents in Bukit Rimau and the surrounding communities,” said Kelvin Tan, CEO of Columbia Asia in Southeast Asia.

The new hospital offers a full range of primary and secondary services, including inpatient and outpatient care, a 24-hour emergency room, operating theater, day surgery and physiotherapy.

Columbia has a total of 19 facilities across Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Indonesia, and plans for 15 new hospitals by the end of 2011.
In Malaysia, five new hospitals are planned: Balakong, Setapak and Petaling Jaya in the Kuala Lumpur area; and Seremban and Sitiawan in West Malaysia.