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An agreement was signed with one of the future residents of the cluster – the orthopedic clinic “Saint Charles” from France.

New facilities will open in the International Medical Cluster (MMK) in Skolkovo. Sergei Sobyanin examined the therapeutic building of the Israeli clinic Hadassah and the Healing Gardens park, and also took part in the signing of an Agreement with the future resident of MMK – the French clinic Saint Charles.

“The Moscow International Medical Cluster continues to develop actively, despite all the existing problems. Today the first functional medical center “Hadassah” is being commissioned. Before that, the first diagnostic center was built, a full-fledged hospital with an oncological focus. A key building is being built nearby, a large multifunctional hospital complex, which will be commissioned next year. The construction of the object of the scientific direction of the medical cluster – the biotechnological laboratory – has begun. We are also starting to work out a project related to a medical technology park, together with the Skolkovo innovation center. A number of other medical facilities are being designed. So we can say: today is marked by the fact that the medical cluster has taken place, there is no longer any doubt about this. It will serve all Russian medicine, ”the Moscow Mayor said.

He expressed hope that the signing of the Agreement on the opening of the representative office of the orthopedic clinic “Saint Charles” will mark the beginning of another new interesting direction of cooperation.

“Saint Charles is one of the leading clinics in France. We effectively deal with patient rehabilitation and orthopedics. And we have been working on this project for five years now. We are cooperating with the cluster and are glad that the project is coming to an end, ”said Henri Kusch, President of the Saint Charles Clinic.

International Medical Cluster

The federal law on the creation of an international medical cluster was adopted in June 2015. In accordance with it, foreign clinics – residents of MMK received the right to provide medical care according to the standards adopted in the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – without obtaining Russian licenses. Foreign doctors can work in clinics, and foreign technologies, equipment and medicines can also be used.

The creation of an international medical cluster will allow attracting the best medical and educational practices to the country, training Russian doctors and nurses, expanding research and development of new medical technologies and medicines.

To create the cluster, 58 hectares were allocated on the territory of the Skolkovo innovation center. It is planned to open 10-15 representative offices of medical institutions from the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which will receive care for up to 300 thousand patients annually. Today the Israeli clinic “Hadassah” operates at MMK.

“Today the Hadassah therapeutic building has been introduced, before that it was a diagnostic building, so a primary network of departments with a full cycle of medical care has already been formed here. The construction of a key building, a multifunctional medical center, is in full swing, it will include a number of leading foreign clinics that will provide medical care in various directions, ”added Sergei Sobyanin.

Within the framework of the concluded agreements, the following MMK buildings are being designed and constructed:

– a wide-profile rehabilitation center;

– University Hospital of Strasbourg;

– a multifunctional medical center;

– biotechnological laboratory;

– Center for Nuclear Medicine;

– supporting infrastructure, including landscaping and construction of an apart-hotel.

The educational direction of the cluster is actively developing. Since the beginning of 2020, MMK has been running programs for doctors and nurses and organizing conferences on topical medical topics with the participation of foreign experts.

There is a simulation (training) center where medical personnel can hone their skills in intensive care, surgery, endoscopy, urology, gynecology, angiosurgery and other areas. There are regular classes for non-medical first aid specialists. In 2020, more than 40 training events were held, in which over 10 thousand doctors from Moscow and other regions of the country took part.

Advanced technologies and telemedicine

The Hadassah Medical Diagnostic Center was opened in September 2018 and became the first clinic of MMK.

The center provides medical care in 19 areas. Among them are allergology-immunology, gastroenterology, gynecology, dermatology, cardiology, oncology, otorhinolaryngology, endocrinology, check-up programs.

About 210 patients visit the clinic every day. From September 2018 to August 2021, 37 thousand patients were admitted here.

“Today we saw really very beautiful premises, clinics and hospitals. The third building will appear soon. And all this together really gives Muscovites the opportunity to receive the best medical services, ”said Alexander Ben Zvi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation.

The Hadassah diagnostic building in Moscow employs 297 people, including 141 doctors, as well as 103 representatives of administrative and management personnel. The clinic employs 47 Israeli specialists. Russian doctors actively interact with Israeli colleagues and participate in professional retraining programs.

Horizontal links “doctor Hadassah Moscow – doctor Hadassah Israel” have been built and are working on a regular weekly basis. Each specialist has his own “vis-a-vis” in the head clinic. As a result, Russian doctors have the opportunity to discuss complex cases and master new clinical guidelines, and patients get a remote consultation and a “second opinion” in the telemedicine format, which is especially important in a difficult epidemiological situation.

The clinic operates the Hadassah Oncology Institute, which hosts consultations with the participation of Israeli doctors and uses the most modern drugs and treatment protocols.

Hadassah introduces advanced technologies in the treatment of diseases in Russia:

– Tyto care – an advanced remote examination device;

– Foto finder – automated digital dermoscopy for early detection of skin neoplasms;

– Arthrex ACP – an innovative method of treating diseases of the musculoskeletal system;

– capsule endoscopy.

Educational projects such as the Hadassah School of Nursing and the RTT (Linear Accelerator Operator Training) school are under way.

A supportive environment for recovery

In the summer of 2021, the construction of the second Hadassah therapeutic building with an area of ​​25 thousand square meters was completed. The seven-story building is a full-fledged hospital with departments of surgery, oncology, radiation therapy and diagnostics, radionuclide diagnostics, including the use of new generation radiopharmaceuticals.

The capacity of the building is 50 thousand procedures in the oncology department. The surgical department is designed for 10 thousand procedures per year, the department of radionuclide diagnostics – for 19.2 thousand procedures, radiation therapy – for 36 thousand procedures.

At the same time, relatively few inpatient beds will be deployed in the building – only 63, which corresponds to modern treatment standards, when most of the procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

The design and construction of the therapeutic building was based on the principles of JCI (Joint Commission International) – the highest world standards for quality management of medical care:

– patient orientation – individual wards, the principle of “the doctor goes to the patient”;

– barrier-free environment – free access to all areas of people with limited mobility and staff;

– security – the latest security systems, including anti-terror, compliance with SanPiNam;

– adaptability – universal wards, the ability to use dressings for medical manipulations and vice versa;

– “health without harm” – the use of environmentally friendly high quality low-emission materials.

The operator plans to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in the field of environmental friendliness and energy efficiency at least silver level. Thus, the therapeutic corps of the international medical cluster will become the first Moscow clinic to receive this recognized international environmental certificate.

Great attention is paid to creating a “healing environment” in the clinic, a high level of comfort and privacy, which is also one of the main trends in modern medical construction.

Architectural and space-planning solutions minimize unnecessary movements of staff and patients. The design is made in soothing colors, which helps to reduce irritability, stress in the patient and creates a favorable mood for recovery. Clear navigation, an abundance of natural light, environmental friendliness of materials will also contribute to creating an atmosphere of tranquility and comfort.

Patient rooms will be surrounded by comfort and safety. With one smart device, they can control climate, bio-efficient lighting and fireproof curtains, call a nurse, and choose food.

The wards are equipped with beds with adjustable height and configuration, a hidden medical console with a life support rail, handrails, panic buttons, shower trolleys for hygiene procedures. A comfortable bathroom will be installed in each room.

The therapy building will be equipped with the latest medical equipment, including a Tigna Artist MRI for high-precision planning of radiation therapy, the Varian Trubeam STX system for treating the smallest tumors without damaging healthy tissues, and an IGS 740 angiograph for hybrid operations. Having our own genetic laboratory will allow us to quickly select individual treatment regimens.

In the therapeutic building, a situation center has been created to manage the entire infrastructure of the cluster, where information is received in real time on the technological performance of five thousand pieces of equipment from more than 30 thousand sensors. With the help of digital modeling, the service life of buildings is extended by 15–20 years, the level of safety and comfort for patients, employees and visitors of clinics is increased, and the costs of their operation and maintenance are optimized.

Currently, the clinic is installing heavy and other equipment.

Staffing is underway, including Hadassah specialists from Israel. Physicians undergo additional training and professional development.

The therapeutic corps is expected to receive the first patients in October 2021.

Center for Chronic Diseases

The next stage in the development of the Hadassah clinic in Moscow will be the construction of a multifunctional center for chronic diseases with 126 beds, including 110 beds for a 24-hour hospital and 16 beds for a day hospital.

The center will carry out rehabilitation, adaptation and socialization of citizens with chronic diseases. There are departments for inpatient general rehabilitation, complex nursing care, a department for disabled elderly people with chronic diseases, a children’s department for patients with orphan diseases and multiple chronic pathologies.

The complex will create all the conditions for a comfortable life, regardless of the age, condition and mental status of the patients. The space of the center will be organized in such a way as to make the environment as adapted, comfortable and functional as possible, and not only for people in need of medical care, but also for their families and caring staff.

The project is being developed taking into account the best world practices for caring for the elderly and people with severe incurable diseases with the direct participation of highly qualified specialists from Russia and Israel.

The construction period for the Chronic Diseases Center is 2021–2023.

Clinic “Saint Charles”

Founded in 1909 in Lyon, the Saint Charles High-Tech Medicine Clinic is one of the leading clinics in France for foot and ankle surgery.

Specialists of “Saint Charles” use the unique fast-track technology, the essence of which is the fastest possible rehabilitation of the patient after surgery through the selection of certain anesthesia methods and the use of minimally invasive methods of surgical treatment.

Every year, the clinic’s specialists carry out more than 8.5 thousand operations and over 50 thousand consultations. In 2014, Saint Charles performed the world’s first full ankle replacement surgery using outpatient surgery. The patient was discharged home on the day of surgery, while the standard treatment protocol was to stay in the clinic for five days.

In the international medical cluster in Skolkovo “Saint Charles” plans to open an orthopedic clinic. It will carry out arthroscopic operations, endoprosthetics, revision endoprosthetics, reconstructive interventions, surgical corrections using minimally invasive technologies. The planned capacity is up to 1,500 operations and 3,000 outpatient appointments per year.

The involvement of one of the leading French clinics in the field of traumatology and orthopedics in the work of the international medical cluster will give Russian patients and doctors the opportunity to use innovative methods and technologies in the treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system with the fastest possible rehabilitation after surgery.

It is planned that the Saint Charles clinic will become one of the residents of the multifunctional medical center under construction – a building with an area of ​​49.6 thousand square meters, the commissioning of which is scheduled for 2022.

In addition to Saint Charles, the multifunctional center will house the Center Leon Berard (France) oncology center, Clinica Roman Fernandez (Spain) oncology clinic, San Joan de Deu pediatric clinic (Spain) and other clinics.

“Healing Gardens”

All medical institutions of MMK in Skolkovo will be united by a large open park area called “Healing Gardens”, which has a beneficial effect on health.

The author of the concept of “Healing Gardens” is the famous Dutch architect of Japanese origin Hiroki Matsuura. The developers of the improvement concept are the Russian landscape design studio Arteza and the Dutch bureau Madma urbanism + landscape.

As conceived by the authors, the multisensory park (park of five senses) will be divided into several landscape zones that affect different human sensations: tactile, auditory, visual and others.

The first phase of the creation of “Healing Gardens” covers an area of ​​approximately five hectares and consists of several sites.

Oval Square is a large granite-covered space for active, musical and educational events. There are smart-pillars installed here, including a video surveillance system, Wi-Fi, lighting and a warning system, small architectural forms are placed. For a comfortable stay of people and to reduce the effect of the heat island, trees and shrubs have been planted, shaded recreation areas have been formed.

“Forest with a stream” is a natural corner where you can walk both in the afternoon and in the evening. The garden is designed as close as possible to the natural forest with a minimum of coverings and lighting.

A stream bed has been formed on the site, a bioplato has been planted for water purification. A bridge footpath network was installed, quiet landscape lighting and street lighting were made. Trees and shrubs have been planted, smart pylons have been installed.

Oval Square and Forest with a Stream will open to the public in September 2021.

The Small Garden is a link between nature and architecture. This is both a recreational area in front of a medical facility, closed from traffic by abundant green spaces, and a starting point for the therapeutic routes of terrencourt.

The garden will connect the territories of the future university hospital in Strasbourg and the rehabilitation center. Work on its creation will be completed in 2023 – after the completion of the construction of these two medical institutions.

At the second stage of landscaping, a “Meditation Forest with Tactile Paths”, a workout zone and a playground will be created in the park. Work on their device is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The new Healing Gardens park will be open not only to patients, but also to all local residents and Skolkovo employees.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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