Manpreet Sohal, CEO, Global Hospitals, in conversation with Nikita Narvekar, ENN, talks about the state-of-the-art medical facilities, landmark initiatives and mission of the hospitals
What is the next exciting phase for Global Hospital in 2014-15?
Global Hospitals, Mumbai is a state- of-the-art tertiary care multi-super specialty and multi-organ transplant facility. We are committed to continuous quality improvement and adopt industry leading practices in safety. As a hospital, we meet and exceed international healthcare standards through our integrated model of healthcare quality systems and evidence-based medicine. We believe in surpassing patient expectations by delivering healthcare service that is caring and compassionate.
What are the latest super/multi- specialty services that you have introduced for patients?
As a tertiary care, multi-super specialty hospital, we have introduced many new advances in the field of medicine. We offer single-port laparoscopic surgeries which reduce the number of incisions and thus result in faster healing. Additionally, we have expert doctors who have pioneered the two- stage Hepatectomy – Associating Liver Partition and Portal Vein Ligation for Stage Hepatectomy (ALPPS), for Liver transplant. It is used to induce an increased and rapid growth of the future remnant liver, thus increasing the chances for the recipient.
What are your initiatives in medical education and training?
As a multi-super-specialty tertiary care and multi-organ transplant facility, we understand the needs of training doctors to take forth our legacy of caring and compassionate care. We offer fellowship and certificate courses in various super-specialty subjects. We also conduct regular CME for doctors and CNE for the nursing staff. Additionally, we encourage our doctors to regularly have interdisciplinary clinical meetings to enhance the care given to each patient.
What is the latest modern equipment you have deployed in diagnosis and treatment at the hospital?
We are equipped with the state-of-the- art diagnostic and therapeutic equipments. We have GEs latest Discovery MR750w3.0T, MRI machine which is a 64 slice scanner with 50 cm usable Field of View (FOV) with 70 cm Patient Bore which provides bright inner bore lighting and a flared gantry leading to a comfortable, open experience for the patient. The GE Discovery 750HD Freedom edition is the Worlds First Cardiac Spectral CT which has features like Smart Dose with kV Assist to provide automated kV and mA recommendations allowing users to tailor protocols to each patient, clinical indication and each scan area. Also, ASiR* (Adaptive Statistical Itera- tive Reconstruction) dose reduction technology enables reduction in pixel noise standard deviation. It also allows for reduced mA in the acquisition of diagnostic images, thereby reducing the dose required. It can be used for Neuro Imaging as well. Samsung XGEO GU60 is the first DR machine installed in Mumbai. The U-Arm design is universal arm-type equipment that can easily be adjusted to scan various parts of the patient from +120 degrees to -30 degrees. It requires 30 percent less dose than conventional X-Ray. GE Innova IGS 530 is GEs first Cathlab X-Ray system installed in Mumbai. It is an advanced cardio- vascular and vascular X-Ray system which provides excellent imaging performance for a full range of interventional X-Ray. It is equipped with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR), it will help our experts in better identification of coronary blockages and to avoid unwanted angioplasty. It helps in viewing anatomy more clearly, making it suitable for cardiac, electrophysiology, neurology, angiography, peripheral angiography and intervention. The Innova IGS 530 is designed from the ground to provide the image clarity you need while helping you keep dose as low as possible. It includes features like Dose Personalization, which gives you the tools to choose from up to five automatic exposure preferences for your system.
Kindly update us on any of your landmark initiative on any treatment modality/department infrastructure.
We offer ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplants for CKD patients. It permits more efficient use of available organs regardless of ABO blood type, which would otherwise be unavailable due to hyperacute rejection.
Tell us about your initiatives on collaborations and partnerships, also accreditation strategies.
In keeping with our mission statement, quality and innovation are the pillars that we build on. We are NABH and other international accreditation standards compliant in all our processes and will be undertaking the NABH accreditation shortly.