Columbia Asia is a Seattle-owned hospital company that has 19 medical facilities in India, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Columbia Asia plans to open 15 new hospitals by the end of 2011. Columbia Asia’s vision is to provide care centered on patients’ needs.
Rick Evans chairs Columbia Asia and Daniel Baty is a major investor. Rick and Daniel during the past decade have been quietly building hospitals catering to the growing middle-income Asian market.
India’s economy grew at a pace of 10 percent last year. However, it still lags behind in health care services. It has 1.5 beds per 1,000 people, half the rate of Brazil and China. The developed world has four to eight beds per 1,000 people, according to an article by McKinsey & Co. Consultant Rajat Gupta. ♦
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