World-class medicine at developing-world prices is what makes the Subang Jaya Medical Centre or better known as SJMC, one of the most sought after in the region for tertiary health care. Geared towards not leaving any stone unturned in ensuring patient‘s comfort and confidence, SJMC’s patients are given velvet-gloved treatment by the hospital’s International Patient Help Desk staffed by experienced and friendly customer care personnel who are on hand to assist foreign patients who want to come to SJMC to seek treatment. Furthermore, Health Vacation Packages that give guests a choice of different specialist doctors most suited for his or her condition, as well as various optional addons for tours have been packaged together with neighboring hotels and a luxury serviced suites residence near one of the world’s tallest landmarks, the Petronas Twin Towers.
Over the past 20 years, Subang Jaya Medical Centre or SJMC has built its reputation as an internationally accredited tertiary care medical centre and one of the most trusted names in medical care in South East Asia with integrated healthcare services, one whose mission is to provide comprehensive customer focused healthcare services with the best clinical and business practices. “This mission drives SJMC to strive continuously to achieve the highest standard of service with a humanistic approach to healthcare,” says SJMC’s Healthcare Group CEO Elaine PY Cheong.
Located within the township of Subang Jaya in Selangor Darul Ehsan, SJMC serves the primary to tertiary health care needs of the region. It is about half an hour’s drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the city centre, making it an ideal treatment location for both local and foreign patients. With business class hotels a stone’s throw away, SJMC functions as a regional referral centre equipped to handle a multiplicity of simple to complex medical and surgical procedures, ranging from endoscopic procedures to paediatric liver transplants. It provides the highest quality medical care with state-of-the-art technology and facilities. All major specialities are represented at SJMC, including selected subspeciality medical disciplines such as nuclear medicine, stereotactic radiotherapy and radiosurgery, image-guided and intensity-modulated radiotherapy and radiosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular interventional radiology, blood marrow (aka peripheral blood stem cells) transplant, infertility management and cytogenetics.
Complementing over 80 specialist suites at the hospital’s Outpatient Centre and 14 well-equipped operating theatres, are various Speciality Centres such as the Cancer & Radiosurgery Centre, Nuclear Medicine & PET/CT Centre, Blood Diseases Centre, Vascular & Interventional Radiology Centre, Heart Centre, Health Screening Centre, Fertility Centre and the Stone Centre. With more than 120 multi-disciplinary medical professionals of high calibre and trained mostly in UK, Australia, Europe and the United States, SJMC offers a wide spectrum of emergency and occupational health medicine, secondary and tertiary healthcare services.
SJMC is acknowledged frequently for being at the forefront of cutting edge technology and medicine, not only in Malaysia but also in the region. Over two decades, it has scored many firsts, especially in the disciplines of oncology, hematology, cardiology and cardiac surgeries, assisted reproduction, vascular & interventional radiology, hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery, and urology. The hospital also offers Total Body Irradiation for both paediatric and adult patients undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplant. It has a conducive adult oncology day-care unit and a dedicated paediatric unit complete with parent-child play area.
Additional services offered at the Cancer & Radiosurgery Centre include chemotherapy, personal care workshops, support groups, nutrition advice and a retail store stocking a broad range of products for people living with cancer.
SJMC’s accomplishments and its dedication to excellence have seen it rise to become one of the country’s premier medical centres, with a reputation matched by a steady growth in its patient volume.Today the medical centre sees over 1500 outpatients and more than 150 admissions a day. As testimony to this, SJMC remains today as the only medical centre in Malaysia that had won the Prime Minister Quality Award, and the only service organization to win this highest national award twice. History was made in 2000 when SJMC represented Malaysia to win the inaugural International Asia Pacific Quality Award. In congratulating SJMC for winning the award, Dr James Harrington, Chairman of the International Asia Pacific Quality Award Council said, "Your organization is truly world class, and has set the standard for Asia".
The hospital is also fully accredited with the Malaysia Society for Quality in Health (an affiliate of the International Society for Quality in Health), MS ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems Standards, and OHSAS 18001:1999 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Standards.
To find out more about SJMC, click on to www.sjmc.com.my