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Columbia Asia
TypePrivate
IndustryHealthcare
Founded1996
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
Group Managing Director; Dr. Chan Boon Kheng, Group Chief Financial Officer; Kam Wai Peng
Number of employees
5,820

Columbia Asia is a multinational chain of hospitals, and one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare companies in Southeast Asia. Columbia Asia started its operations in 1996, with the first hospital acquired a year later in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Currently, it has 19 medical facilities across Southeast Asia: 13 in Malaysia, 3 in Vietnam, and 3 in Indonesia.

In September 2019, a joint-venture partnership between Malaysian-based conglomerate, Hong Leong Group, and alternative asset firm, TPG had acquired most of Columbia Asia assets in Southeast Asia which include Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia with a total of 19 medical facilities.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Targeting the fast-growing middle-income group, Columbia Asia offers medical services by setting up mid-sized hospitals in residential areas.[8]

The company is in the midst of expansion and upon completion of this phase, the company will have 14 facilities in Malaysia, 3 facilities in Vietnam, and 5 facilities in Indonesia. In addition to the pipeline projects, expansion of the existing facilities is also planned to cater to the growing healthcare demand in the community.

Columbia Asia medical facilities provide medical services such as General Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, and Internal Medicine. These are supported by ancillary services that include an Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Care Unit, Physiotherapy, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and Imaging.

Current facilities

Malaysia

Columbia Asia Hospital – Klang

Serving the residents in and around Setia Alam, Bukit Raja, Bandar Baru Klang, Kapar and Pekan Meru, Columbia Asia Hospital – Klang is a multi-disciplinary hospital that serves as a health care provider for communities in this areas. The hospital offers specialized services which include Cardiology, Orthopedic, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Radiology.[9]

Columbia Asia Hospital – Puchong

Columbia Asia Hospital – Puchong is a private hospital in Puchong, Malaysia. It opened in 2007 and cost RM55 million to build. The facility has 78 beds, 30 resident doctors, and 15 visiting consultants and serves a population of 300,000 people, from Puchong and surrounding areas. The hospital also uses a proprietary software system for medical records, billing and queuing of patients.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Taiping

Columbia Asia Hospital – Taiping is a private hospital in Taiping, Malaysia.[10]

The hospital opened in 2008 and cost RM70 million to build.[11] The 82-bed facility has three operating theatres, a medical laboratory, radiological facilities and the computerized operating systems.

Columbia Asia Hospital – Seremban

Columbia Asia Hospital – Seremban is a private hospital in Seremban, Malaysia. The hospital opened in 1999 and now has 116 beds and offers outpatient and inpatient specialist services, a 24-hour clinic, and emergency services.

Other Hospitals

Columbia Asia Hospital - Bukit Rimau, Malaysia
Columbia Asia Hospital - Bukit Rimau, Malaysia

Vietnam

Indonesia

Planned facilities

Malaysia

References

  1. ^ "Hong Leong confirms US$1.2b acquisition of Columbia Asia Hospitals".
  2. ^ "Hong Leong seeks to make healthcare a core business with Columbia Asia buy".
  3. ^ "Hong Leong, TPG buy Columbia Asia's hospitals in three countries for RM5bil".
  4. ^ "TPG, Hong Leong to buy 17 Columbia Asia hospitals in South East Asia".
  5. ^ "Hong Leong Group and TPG Announce Agreement to Acquire Columbia Asia Hospitals in South East Asia".
  6. ^ "TPG and Hong Leong to acquire Columbia Asia hospitals for $1.2bn".
  7. ^ "Hong Leong Group and TPG to acquire 17 Columbia Asia hospitals for US$1.2b".
  8. ^ "Columbia Asia raises $135M for hospitals". IndUS Business Journal. 19 September 2008. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 30 October 2008.
  9. ^ "Columbia Asia invested RM100m in newest hospital in Klang". NST. 11 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Columbia Asia opens its 5th hospital in Taiping". Yahoo! Malaysia News. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 3 November 2008.
  11. ^ "Columbia Asia opens its 5th hospital in Malaysia". The Edge Daily. 17 October 2008. Archived from the original on 20 October 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2008.
  12. ^ "Group Opens its 11th Hospital" (PDF).
  13. ^ "Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri Scores Prestigious The BrandLaureate World BestBrands Award 2019".
  14. ^ "Columbia Asia Hospital Tebrau Welcomes Locals with a Big Heart".
  15. ^ "Columbia Asia Courts EPF". The Edge Malaysia. 31 March 2011. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  16. ^ "Columbia Asia Hospital Invest RM185 Million In Batu Kawan Hospital".