Health Care Corporation of America (HCCA) is the oldest and one of the most respected international health care management companies in the world.
From its first project in Saudi Arabia, the Company has experienced over 35 years of continued growth and development. HCCA has operated over 40 facilities with approximately 7,500 beds and has recruited over 30,000 health care professionals throughout the world. HCCA’s commitment to quality of services is unrivaled.
For 17 years, the founders of Health Care Corporation of America directed the overseas arm of Hospital Corporation of America (“Hospital Corp”), the largest owner and manager of hospitals in the United States.
In 1973, Hospital Corporation of America was awarded a contract to open, commission, and manage the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. To perform this contract, Hospital Corporation of America established an international subsidiary, a forerunner of HCCA. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America, the international company experienced consistent growth over the ensuing years. This included the ownership of health care entities in the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, and Panama; management of hospitals for other owners in Singapore, Italy, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia; and numerous recruitment and consulting contracts throughout the world.
HCCA, an independent entity since 1989, continues to expand and build upon the reputation, image, and expertise achieved through its experience in health care systems throughout the world. The core business of the company is the management, operation and staffing of hospitals and health care facilities. Consulting services are also available and include feasibility studies, facility or department operational reviews, and technology transfer.
HCCA’s global experience is based on both geographical location and project diversity. Brief examples of some of our management and consulting projects are outlined below.
HCCA management was responsible for a subsidiary that owned and operated eleven acute care medical/surgical hospitals and seven premier nursing homes throughout England. These operations successfully complemented the National Health Service by providing modern equipment, attractive facilities, professional management, and a caring staff responsive to the needs of both the community and physicians. Frequently, these hospitals worked with the National Health Service to provide and/or purchase services thereby improving the overall cost effectiveness of quality care. This operation was subsequently divested to a market leader in health insurance.
HCCA advised an American health insurance company on its development of a medical tourism offering. HCCA has also advised acute care hospitals in Asia and in Latin America on medical tourism offerings that resulted in signed provider network insurance contracts to refer patients from America.
HCCA completed a feasibility study which recommended the development of a new medical center that will be built to fully modern standards by a world renowned Egyptian development company.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
HCCA managed Subang Jaya Medical Center, a 300+ bed tertiary hospital located in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur.
HCCA completed a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of establishing a private family oriented medical center specializing in healthcare for women and children. With HCCA recommendation to proceed, the project is underway.
HCCA completed a feasibility study for a 250 bed private tertiary hospital in Canlubang, a suburb of Manila. HCCA also designed, commissioned, and opened a clinic in Makati.
HCCA concluded an operational review of two hospitals in Buenos Aries for a private venture fund. At the client's request upon completion of the reviews, HCCA successfully provided an American trained Administrator to lead the implementation of the review recommendations.
HCCA is developing a plan for the establishment and development of a modern hospital service in this rapidly developing West African country. The islands are seen as one of the best locations in the world for investment properties and the presence of modern standard healthcare facilities is a requirement for successful development of this market. Due to the world economic situation, the project is temporarily on hold.
After initial entry into Australia in 1978, HCCA established an accreditation program for its owned hospitals. This program created uniform standards and differentiated HCAustralia from other private facilities. With this emphasis on quality, HCAustralia has acted as a catalyst for improving standards, services, and the image of the private hospital industry in Australia. This operation was successfully divested to a national healthcare company.
United States 0f America
HCCA management founded HCCA International, a company that recruits internationally experienced nurses to work in American hospitals. These nurses were selected based on exceptional clinical qualifications from key markets around the world and are uniquely prepared to practice in an American environment and to integrate appropriately into the American work and social culture. Five hundred of these nurses were employed by American hospital clients and an addition 1,000 nurses are awaiting work authorization for the US.
HCCA's once owned and now affiliated Centro Medico Paitilla (CMP), a 181-bed tertiary care hospital in Panama City, Panama, is a premier private referral hospital in Panama and Central America. In addition to caring for its private patients, Centro Medico Paitilla works with the government to provide needed state-of-the-art diagnostic testing for social security patients. Through the subsequent expansion of services CMP offers doctors extensive and modern diagnostic equipment and treatment resources.
HCCA developed modern nursing standards of care improvement initiative for a group of hospitals in Latin America. This group has accredited facilities and seeks to include medical tourism as a part of its clinical offerings.
HCCA management entered into a three-year agreement with the Ministry of Health in Singapore to assist in restructuring and managing the largest government hospital in Singapore, consisting of 1,650 beds. The scope of work was to transition many areas of functionality from the Ministry of Health to the hospital and to implement financial and accounting systems; implement human resources and material management systems; develop department policies and procedures; develop and implement basic customer service training programs; manage the facility on a day-to-day basis; and train replacements for the expatriate group through a counterpart training program. The training was successful and the candidates assumed management responsibility upon HCCA contract completion.
HCCA developed a plan for a 100-bed medical/surgical hospital in Warsaw, Poland. The management contract has been signed but construction has not yet begun and remains subject to successful capitalization.
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
HCCA has the longest and most prestigious record of experience of any private foreign hospital management company in the Kingdom. While HCCA's entry into the Kingdom dates to 1973, today HCCA is in active discussion to manage several hospitals in the Kingdom. HCCA's continued presence in this market is evidence of the company's ability to evaluate local conditions and needs and to adapt methods, systems, and procedures as necessary for the effective management of other projects within the Kingdom.
HCCA's legacy in the Kingdom includes many projects with a key milestone being management for the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh at its inception in 1973. One of Saudi Arabia's most sophisticated and scientifically advanced hospitals, this facility has been internationally recognized as one of the finest healthcare facilities in the world.
Another key project for HCCA was delivered through a competitive procurement issued by the Saudi Arabian National Guard through the U.S. Department of Defense. HCCA was awarded a 30-month contract (subsequently extended to over 50 months) to commission and manage the King Fahad Hospital in Riyadh. HCCA was responsible for the phased opening of 250 beds over the original 30-month contract period. HCCA prepared the hospital team to be accredited by the Joint Commission and accomplished this goal within 30 months of opening.
HCCA entered Russia as a member of the American Medical Consortium, a group of American Companies interested in doing healthcare related business in the USSR. With the growing western community in Moscow, HCCA realized the need for the provision of services to expatriate companies and established the American Clinic of Moscow to meet this demand. The American Medical Center - Moscow (AMC) opened as the city's newest and most advanced full-service medical and diagnostic clinic at the time and was the first completely Western medical facility to focus on family practice medicine and outpatient emergency care for the expatriate population of Moscow.
HCCA and AIH (a subsidiary of AIG) formed Healthcare Enterprise International on December 3, 1990 to bid on a 5-year project of the U.S. Government's Agency for International Development (USAID). This contract was for regional healthcare finance and project support for Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, the lesser-developed countries (LDC's) of North Africa and the Middle East and many of the LDC's in the Far East.
Al Ain, UAE
HCCA provided a feasibility study team to evaluate the possibility of establishing a private hospital in Al Ain. The recommendation at the time was to postpone building the hospital.
HCCA provided management consulting and technical assistance to the Aga Khan Foundation in conjunction with the design and construction of a 721-bed hospital and medical school in Karachi.
HCCA provided consulting services to the Rama Foundation in support of the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medicine in Andra Predesh, India. The 100-bed hospital focuses on four specialty segments: Nephrology, Neurology, Cardiology, and Cardio-Thoracic Medicine. HCCA also provided expertise in the phasing and purchasing of medical equipment.
Peoples Republic of China
HCCA completed a feasibility study to evaluate the viability of establishing a Pre-Paid Health Care Plan and associated public hospital in the Pudong New Development Area of Shanghai as well as a private, fee-for-service hospital for the growing expatriate community. HCCA recommended the project not be developed at that time.
Western and Central Europe
HCCA was engaged by an international venture capital investment fund to provide feasibility study teams to evaluate the potential for the development of small private hospitals in Warsaw, Poland; Budapest, Hungary; and Prague, in the Czech Republic. HCCA’s recommendation was to proceed with the project in Poland and to delay hospital development in Hungary and the Czech Republic.