Official visit of Romanian Health Minister Attila Cseke to the United States

MIC & Associates completes another successful official government mission this summer. During July 5-8, a high level Romanian delegation led by Romanian Health Minister Attila Cseke toured parts of the North Eastern Unites States. Various key hospitals, medical centers and companies involved in the Medical Industry in New York City , Baltimore and Washington were visited The delegation included State Secretary, Dr. Raed Arafat and Dr. Lavrente Voss, special advisor to Minister Cseke.

On July 5th, the Romanian delegation visited North Shore – LIJ, one of the largest hospital conglomerates in the world. Minister Cseke and his team met with Ralph A. Nappi President of NS-LIJ, Mark Solazzo Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jeremy Boal, Senior Vice President & Chief Medical Officer. A partial tour of the facilities included a visit to the Oncology and Orthopedics Department. NS-LIJ is interested in working with the private and the public sector in developing a US model in Romania

Later that day the delegation visited Par Pharmaceutical, in Spring Valley, NY where it met with David Saber, Director for Business Development & Valuation. Romania has a $3 billion medication budget, most of it is being spent on branded drugs. Par Pharmaceutical is the fifth largest US generic drug manufacturer in the Unites States and is interested in entering the Romanian market.

During the afternoon Minister Cseke visited MEETH – Manhattan Eye Ear Nose and Throat Hospital where he met with the leadership of the hospital that was established in 1889.

On Wednesday, July 6th, the delegation visited Bellevue Hospital in New York – where it met with Dr. Lewis R. Goldfrank, Professor & Chair of Trauma Center Dept. of Emergency Medicine – at Bellevue the delegation visited the Emergency y Department Center. Bellevue Hospital is the most important Trauma Center in New York City and one of the best in the United States.

The same day, Mr. Cseke and his team visited Perkins+Will – the architectural design company that is crafting the Minovici Medical Center in affiliation with Johns Hopkins International in Romania. Robin Gunther – Principal, Jason Harper – Associate Principal, Carolyn BaRoss – Principal were part of the meeting that has established the potential involvement of Perkins+Will in the creation of six regional hospitals in Romania. 
 Later in the day, the Romanian delegation met with the leadership of Giuliani Partners at theory Rockefeller Center office s in Manhattan. The topics focused on health care management, emergency medical situations, earthquakes, nuclear and toxic spills medical response.

Wednesday’s agenda ended with a meeting at Turner International in lower Manhattan, where Arkar Latt, Sr. VP – General Manager Europe, John Braley – Director, Business Development – as well as with executives from the Maroon Capital Investment Group lead by Ryan Morfin greeted the Romanian delegation. Turner Company is the largest hospital construction company in the world, and the most important builder in New York City.

On Thursday, July 7th, Minister Cseke, Dr. Arafat and Dr. Voss visited Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where they met with leaders of the Johns Hopkins International. The discussions focused on potential areas of collaborations with the Romanian Government and its health care system (public health, patient safety,) with an emphasis on the Minovici Medical Center. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Gerard F Anderson, Professor of Health Policy & Mgmt, Director of Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Health Policy & Mgmt; Professor, International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Ronald R. Peterson, President Johns Hopkins Health System, Executive Vice-President Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. John Ulatowski, Vice President and Executive Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Medicine International; Director of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiologist in chief, The Johns Hopkins Hospital Mr. Sanford Wu, Managing Director, Global Ventures, Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

On Friday, July 8th the delegation met with key executives from Honeywell International in Washington, DC. Honeywell is a $ 36 billion Company with 1,400 employees in Romania alone and two plants. The US giant is interested in investing in the healthcare industry in Romania. Arthur Simonetti Sr. VP, Nick Kirkhorn, Director, Government Relations and Fernando Gomez , VP -Gov. Relations

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