Sunday, February 28, 2010
期五, 二月 19, 2010
Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Among Asia-Pacific’s 500 Fastest Growing Technology Firms
Deloitte Global recently held a presentation ceremony in Hong Kong in which it named Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. the 31st fastest growing company in Asia Pacific.
Deloitte and Touche, one of the world’s top four accounting firms, has held this annual event, “Deloitte Asia-Pacific Technology’s Fastest Growing 500,” since 2002. The thousands of technology firms across the region are ranked according to their 3 year revenue growth rates. At the same time, they send out their Fastest 500 CEO survey. Taiwan had 99 high tech enterprises ranked in the survey, the most in the Asia Pacific region. Sheng Hong was ranked 8th overall in Taiwan and 1st in the pharmaceuticals category.
Since its inception, Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical Co. has had strong support to expand its business scope and continuously improve service quality in order to gain wider market recognition. The revenue growth rate reached 796% over the past 3 years. Despite these violent fluctuations in the business cycle, Sheng Hong has maintained excellence in business performance!
Mr. Lin, an executive at Deloitte, commented that Sheng Hong Pharmaceutical stands out among the other firms which were awarded due to its progressive management team, which has established a new model of development in the medical community. He added that using revenue performance to evaluate firms is a good way to assess enterprise value and operational strength. It represents the stability of the existing business base while implying the potential of enterprise development.
Chairman Fred Yang commented that revenue growth in the global business environment has been in a general decline. However, Sheng Hong uses innovative service concepts of medical integration and a wealth of medical experience and professional capabilities to enhance profit and value. Finally, he added that this international award serves as proof that Sheng Hong has indeed enhanced value while at the same time, it’s gained sufficient confidence to continue to achieve the company’s vision and strategy step by step.
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星期二, 二月 09, 2010
National Taiwan University Min-Sheng Diabetes Center to Publish Research on Breakthrough Treatment of Diabetes
Gastric bypass surgery can cure type II diabetes! National Taiwan University and Min-Sheng Hospital announced the results of its collaborative research regarding Type 2 diabetes.
At present, Taiwan has more than 1 million people with diabetes, but more than half of these cases have not been treated effectively, resulting in blindness, kidney dialysis, and multiple other complications in the future.
After 3 years of clinical trials, the research teams from National Taiwan University and Min-Sheng have succeeded in proving that type II diabetes is a gastrointestinal disease and that gastrointestinal surgical methods can be an effective treatment for the disease. Further, they determined that the most important factor determining the efficacy of treatment is the length of time one has suffered from the disease. The results of this study are a major breakthrough.
Since the discovery of insulin, diabetes has been considered a pancreatic disease. This concept in type I juvenile diabetes is correct. However, in over 90% of type II diabetes cases, this assessment may be incorrect. In recent years, the medical community has found that the regulation of sugar absorption and insulin secretion in the gastrointestinal tract may have caused hormonal problems which in turn may have led to the occurrence of type II diabetes.
The research partnership was co-chaired by Professors Lee Ming-Chuang and Li Wei-Jie. They randomly selected 60 patients with type II diabetes at an average age of 45 . They split these patients into 2 groups, both receiving surgery. The first group received a simple stomach surgery which reduced the size of the stomach in order to more effectively treat the patients at a reduced weight. The second group’s surgical method consisted of gastric bypass surgery, effectively restructuring the gastrointestinal tract. The post operative groups had the same degree of weight loss, an average weight reduction of 25 kg, however, the group receiving the gastric bypass surgery had a much better outcome than the first group. 93.3% of patients in the second group met the standard cure for diabetes, whereas only 46.7% of those in the first group were cured.
The results indicate that the length of time one suffers from diabetes is the most important factor to consider when deciding upon the correct treatment. For those suffering from diabetes for less than 5 years, the pancreatic secretion of insulin is good and the stomach reduction surgery will be very effective. On the contrary, those suffering from the illness for longer than five years need the gastric bypass surgery to get better results.
Mr. Su, a 47 year old diabetic, has suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes for two years. He was taking one type of hypoglycemic and two kinds of blood pressure medications. After witnessing a friend suffer a stroke due to complications arising from diabetes, Mr. Su became very nervous, prompting his decision to have the surgery. After the surgery, his blood pressure and blood sugar levels have become normal. Now, he’s proud to share with others the fact that he no longer has to take any medicine, instead relying on daily acupuncture treatments.
Another patient who received the surgery, 45 year old Mr. Mo, had dealt with diabetes for 10 years while taking countless medications. Six months ago, doctors told him that the index of his renal function was slowing increasing. After the surgery, his blood sugar levels returned to normal and his health has been excellent.
Monday, February 1, 2010
With the trend in medical tourism poised to take off, Min Sheng became active in the industry two years ago. Going along with the theme of medical, health and leisure, Min-Sheng integrated the VIP health examination, decompression treatment, and travel holidays into its package at Rosa Gardens. Dasi is one of the top destinations being developed for medical tourism in Taiwan. Not only was the Rosa Garden designed to create warm and elegant aesthetics, but the cuisine offered there was created by a famous chef, Mr. Chen Guanxun, blending Japanese, Chinese and Western cuisines together to lead a new wave of health food culture.
In all, the park can accommodate 65 guests and 12 banquet tables. The club house overlooks beautiful gardens, hillside pastures, and mountain vistas, inviting guests to enjoy nature’s embrace and the relaxed atmosphere.
CEO Yang stated that both food and medicine are part of the service industry, however, a healthy diet from the start ensures a happy life! Therefore, in order to achieve high diet standards, the kitchen at Rosa Gardens pays attention to ingredients of dishes, the amount of nutrients and the amount of calories because meeting the individual needs of different customers is not only Min-Sheng’s value, but its most important business philosophy. Additionally, the park provides a meeting venue with fishing, barbecues, karaoke and other recreational facilities.
The system’s Sheng-Hong Medical, Inc. won the Republic of China’s 8th Annual “Blue Chip Company Golden Torch Award” for 2009, with the ceremony being held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei.
Annual Golden Torch Award winners are selected based on projects which include business growth, business performance, philosophy, corporate culture, and future vision and planning. Although it certainly wasn’t easy for Sheng-Hong to stand out among the many blue chip companies, it was chosen for its many forward thinking domestic programs.
Liu Ching-Wen, general manager of the company, accepted the award at the Taipei Grand Hyatt Hotel on behalf of the firm. He pointed out that the award is given for the pursuit of business continuity and growth in order to strengthen the competitiveness of business. He also stated that Sheng-Hong is a model for sustainable development and the driving force behind the promotion of innovative services, high quality standards, and high value products in the health care industry, and hopes to continue to be in the future.
Chairman Yang Hong-Ren added that Sheng-Hong provides innovative services to effectively assist the pharmaceutical sector to enhance competiveness. He went on to say that the company has seen stable growth and profitability over the years and that it will continue to grow with cross border exchanges and a view to becoming Asia’s premier medical services provider.
The Department of Health released the results of hospital accreditation for 2009 and Yi-Ren Hospital, located in Yang-Mei, won the Award for Excellence. In Taoyuan county, only Yi-Ren Hospital and the Taoyuan branch of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital received the award at the level of district hospitals.
Yi-Ren Hospital was established in 1996 and in recent years, it has seen substantial changes and upgrades. For example, it has rolled out a new medical information system for intensive care unit bed expansion, introduced MRI technology, purchased color ultra-sound, as well as a digital mammography device and other high end medical equipment. Administrators have also cooperated with health authorities to promote various health plans, providing the public with a high standard of medical services.
In recent years, the hospital has received numerous certifications, including clinical laboratory ISO15189 certification and cervical cancer prevention and health care certification. Additionally, it has partnered with the National Taiwan University School of Management to create high-level training programs.
Current President Lin Zong-Xi took over in 2008 from Liu Qi-Tian; however, he still performs outpatient services every Thursday morning in the clinic, benefitting locals. He is renowned by locals for being an excellent practitioner of medicine. In 2009, President Lin led his team’s tremendous effort in establishing suicide prevention services and community medical groups. With regard to the award, he expressed gratitude to his colleagues for their efforts in passing the new hospital accreditation, calling it “a great blessing.”
Former system CEO and current Chairman, Dr. Yang Hong-Ren, was awarded the Mr. Lu Feng-Zhang Memorial Medal by the Republic of China Management Science Society on December 19th, 2009.
The award commemorates Mr. Lu Feng-Zhang’s contribution to the development of management science while encouraging outstanding young members to promote the study of management and application of management technology. Of the five who were awarded, Chairman Yang was the only one awarded for the actual application of management, as opposed to the academic research of it, which is truly rare.
Chairman Yang said that for clinicians to abandon their careers to become professional managers is an important decision. He went on to dedicate the award to all the teachers and friends in his life that helped him grow. He finished by stating his hope that more medical practitioners will apply management science practice and application in the medical industry for the medical community to create greater value.