China Healthcare Facility Construction
The market in China for healthcare facility design and construction, building materials, healthcare technology, and medical equipment is large and growing, but increased domestic competition and procurement limits imposed by the Chinese government create challenges for U.S. firms.
Affluent urban and rural residents and an aging population are creating demand for the construction of healthcare facilities and senior care centers.
As stated in the “Healthy China 2020” plan, medical infrastructure development will lead to a 30% increase in beds at public hospitals, and a 100% increase at private hospitals.
According to an expert in the healthcare sector, between 2020-2025, the market size of hospital construction in China will be over $75 billion, which includes:
- $30 billion for infrastructure
- $30 billion for healthcare information technology
- Over $15 for billion medical equipment
COVID-19 has exposed the problem of insufficient public health services. Many provinces have started to plan to renovate, expand, or build hospitals. This Chinese language website lists some of those projects.
Chinese hospitals have also sought to expand their capabilities through partnerships with U.S. healthcare providers. Those partnerships extend across many provinces and cities in China, including:
- Wuxi Meizhong Jiahe Cancer Center has a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Guangzhou Concord Cancer Center has a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Guangzhou R&F International Hospital has a partnership with UCLA Health
- Boao Evergrande International has a partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- China Northwest International Medical Center has a partnership with Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Cleveland Clinic Connected has a partnership with Cleveland clinic,
- Delta Health has a partnership with the University of Columbia Heart Center
- Jiahui International Hospital has a partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital
- Shanghai Concord Cancer Center has a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital has a partnership with Mayo Clinic
- Taikang-Mount Sinai Ningbo International Hospital has a partnership with Mount Sinai Health System
The map below shows the locations, as of June 2020, of those hospitals with U.S. partnerships in China.
Healthcare Institutions with U.S. Partnerships
Qualifications of Architectural Design Firms
- Certifications are required for all architectural design firms that conduct business in China. Foreign design companies have difficulty obtaining such certifications, and most choose to work with a Chinese partner to overcome this requirement.
Competition from Domestic and Overseas Firms
- According to an industry expert, U.S. firms face fierce competition from Chinese and foreign companies.
- Hospital architectural and interior design
- Senior care centers
• Medical technology
• Healthcare IT
Management and Consulting Services
- U.S. hospital official affiliations and the accompanying management and consulting services
- Medical facility planning
- Senior care management
- Specialty building materials for healthcare facilities
- Hospital and Senior Care Center Investors
- Real Estate Developers
- China Association of Medical Equipment
- The U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs
- Zhu Yi Tai
Major Trade Shows: (Events supported by the U.S. Commercial Service China Office)