Thursday, January 1, 2009

Combination of Two Medical Groups a Win-Win Situation

Taiwan's number one medical biotechnology company, Mei Wu Hua, Inc. has officially invested in Sheng Hong. In 1976, Mei Wu Hua sold hair products. Then, it began to diversify into the pharmaceuticals field through establishing the pharmacy chain, Boden. Then, by 1998 Mei Wu Hua had moved toward new drug development by establishing White Biotechnology, Inc. Currently both companies are sold over the counter.

Two major factors led to Mei Wu Hau's decision to invest in Sheng Hong: 1. The people 2. Mei Wu Hua's investment philosophy. Mei Wu Hua's CEO, Mr. Lai Yu Ru, has been good friends with Min-Sheng's Chairman for many years. Mei Wu Hua's Chairman has always cared about the operations and development of Min-Sheng, and he is very impressed with the new direction of the health care system under the leadership of its current CEO, Dr. Fred Yang.

Mei Wu Hua's CEO believes that Sheng Hong's strengths are a strong professional medical background and vast medical resources, and he believes Mei Wu Hua's strengths are its pharmaceutical research capabilities and a wealth of pharmaceutical marketing experience. With both sides having their own core capabilities, cooperation makes sense. CEO Lai stated that Mei Wu Hua has already launched two successful IPOs, and he wishes that they could assist in making Sheng Hong's IPO as smooth as possible. Finally, CEO Lai said, "Today's investment is just one small step, yet it will be one large step for future development.

Min-Sheng's ECMO Team Saves Two More Lives

A 36 year old female suddenly came under shock at the end of her liposuction surgery. She was sent to Min-Sheng's emergency room. After emergency CPR, the patient was sent straight to the operating room where open heart surgery was performed and the ECMO team was utilized. The patient's life was saved and after thirteen days, she was discharged from the hospital.

Later, a 39 year old male police officer was running when he fell to the ground and went into cardiac arrest। After arriving at Min-Sheng, the patient was rushed to the operating room where the ECMO machine was used and open heart surgery was performed. From there, the patient was transferred to Tai-Da University Hospital. Once again, the patient's life was saved and after only ten days, he was discharged.

Under the leadership of Chairman Yang Min-Sheng and Superintendent Yang Hong -Ren, the Cardiovascular Department has not only achieved excellence, but it has also has received large investments in medical systems such as ECMO। Furthermore, because of the leadership with the Cardiology Center and a strong team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, many lives have already been saved.

Use of the ECMO system is already quite common nowadays at Min-Sheng. Through the hard work of director Li Shao-Rong and his team, the residents of the Taoyuan area can receive comprehensive medical care and have a life guardian.