RO MedLife healthcare group acquires majority stake in Galați medical center

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Romanian healthcare group MedLife has acquired a 76% stake in Expert Med Centrul Medical Irina, the largest independent player in the private medical services market in Galați, eastern Romania, he said. .

The company will be integrated into the Sfânta Maria network, a MedLife brand, allowing the network to expand its presence in the region of Moldova.

With this acquisition, Centrul Medical Irina (Irina Medical Center) becomes the main provider of occupational medicine services of the Sfânta Maria network in the Brăila-Galați region, MedLife said. Patients from the MedLife and Sfânta Maria networks will have access to the services of Centrul Medical Irina.

Expert Med Centrul Medical Irina opened in 1999. In 2020, the company achieved a turnover of 3.5 million RON (approximately 700,000 EUR). It offers services such as outpatient care, laboratory tests, occupational medicine and radiology, and access to medical specialties such as orthopedics, general surgery, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology. , gastroenterology, urology, internal medicine, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, cardiology, pediatrics. , general medicine, family medicine, neurology, psychiatry, endocrinology, dermatology, allergology, nutrition and metabolic diseases, and oncology.

“Sfânta Maria, MedLife’s second brand of medical services, was created five years ago and has since grown into a national health network catering to the needs of low and middle income Romanians. Our expansion strategy involves organic development of the network and through acquisitions, primarily seeking to cover cities of less than 100,000 inhabitants, ”said Mihai Marcu, President and CEO of MedLife Group.

“This new transaction is an important step towards the consolidation of the network in Moldova, since Centrul Medical Irina becomes the main provider of occupational medicine services of Sfânta Maria in the region of Brăila-Galați. In addition, the group has a laboratory in Brăila, and the acquisition of this new company offers an opportunity for organic growth, through the opening of a new clinic on the site, with the Centrul Medical Irina team, being given that the currently rented space allows this, ”he explained.

More than 60 medical units operate under the Sfânta Maria brand: 12 clinics in Bucharest, Bacău, Măgurele and Sibiu, 10 laboratories in Bucharest, Brăila, Bacău, Craiova and Sibiu, and more than 40 test collection centers. Sfânta Maria is also one of the operators with a large family medicine network.

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