Vietnam has made impressive advancements in reproductive health and maternal childcare in recent years. However, the country still records more than 600 maternal deaths and 10,000 neonatal deaths each year due to inadequate and limited access to healthcare during pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood.
Phuong Chau Hospital (“PCH” or the “Company”) was launched in 2011 to provide high-quality OB/GYN services to women in the greater Can Tho area, the largest city within the Mekong Delta. Dr. Ho established the hospital in response to concerns over the lack of quality maternal health care in the region. With a population of 17.5 million (20% of Vietnam’s total) and high population density, the region presented opportunities for healthcare services and interventions. Since its founding, PCH has expanded its offerings to other services, such as pediatrics, infertility treatment, neonatology, general medicine and andrology/urology.
Through its total, patient-centered care model, PCH operates a 250 bed, privately-owned specialty hospital for women and newborns located in Can Tho. Due to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment, a second facility was established Sa Dec, a provincial city in Dong Thap province, approximately 60km away from the Can Tho facility, which has a 90-bed capacity and delivers OB/GYN and pediatric services.
PCH offers superior maternal and neonatal care, significantly contributing to both the quality and capacity of healthcare facilities in the region, where state-owned hospitals run at over 130% of capacity and use outdated care models.
PCH drives women’s economic empowerment through its maternal and child healthcare services and its internal training program, which improves the skills of its female staff. Indirectly, PCH relieves pressure on the public health system, improving access to care for lower-income consumers.
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