Shanghai Gongli Hospital



    In April of 2018, PreferUS and Gongli launched the Gongli-PreferUS International Sports Medicine Center at the Gongli Hospital in the Pudong Area of Shanghai. This accomplishment was the culmination of 18 months of preparation and working together to launch this facility with the goal of making Gongli Hospital an international standards sports medicine destination center. Additionally, this will be the first comprehensive Sino-American sports medicine center in China. PreferUS’ mission is well represented with the opening of this center as it aims to provide the very best western medical practices to the Chinese patients. PreferUS Founder and CEO, Michael Franz commented, "This unveiling ceremony marks the beginning of the execution phase of this unique partnership between PreferUS and Gongli. The people and resources fit combined with a mutually shared vision provides for an excellent chance to bring the highest levels of sports medicine services to the people of China. PreferUS and our US partners are committed to this vision.”

    PreferUS will bring a vast amount of training services to the physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists. These individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Immersion Program at a PreferUS Training Center. Additionally, PreferUS provides on-site follow up training at the Gongli Hospital. 

    Dr. Ralph Gambardella, President of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California, will serve as Medical Director of the program. Dr. Gambardella said, “as Medical Director, I am excited to have an important role in the implementation of the sports medicine program at Shanghai Gongli Hospital. We believe this collaboration between PreferUS and Gongli, will also present Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic with the opportunity to build their brand throughout the China healthcare market.” Additionally, Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic is one of the top sports medicine institutes in the world. He will travel to China several times per year to attend conferences and conduct training clinics. Dr. Gambardella brings a wealth of knowledge, reputation and specialized surgical skills that help set the partnership between PreferUS and Gongli Hospital apart from the competition.  

    In November of 2017, PreferUS Healthcare and the Shanghai Gongli Hospital initially held a signing ceremony to signify both entities coming to terms on a deal that positioned PreferUS a partner in an advanced sports medicine center within Gongli Hospital. 

    Since 2008, PreferUS' presence in China has grown with the strength of several major partnerships behind them and establishing a China headquarters located in Shanghai. As the China market continues to evolve, PreferUS has proven that they are able to adapt and create a unique list of service capabilities in the hospital management, investment, consulting and training sectors of the Chinese healthcare market.

About PreferUS Healthcare

    PreferUS Healthcare is a hospital consulting, management, investment and training services company formed in 2008 to deliver western healthcare services to the China healthcare market. With an initial focus on orthopedic and cardiovascular services, PreferUS broadened its offering to include hospital consulting, management and investment services as the China regulatory environment became more accepting of western healthcare management companies. While these new services began to make progress, it became apparent that an education platform was very important to the Chinese hospital partners, who wanted to immerse themselves in the U.S. healthcare environment for extended periods of time. In August of 2015, PreferUS developed a new service line in the training sector that would allow hospital administration, doctors and nurses to travel to the U.S. for 6 months and participate in the PreferUS Immersion Program at a PreferUS Institutional Partner. This program allows trainees to shadow premier doctors, nurses and administrators in some of the most highly-ranked medical facilities in the U.S. and educate themselves well enough to make an impact at their hospitals in China. PreferUS is well-represented on both sides of the world as they continue their efforts.   

    The PreferUS partnership companies include U.S.-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Texas Back Institute and Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic. Our China-based partnerships consist of; Fosun, Capital Healthcare Group, Guolong, FAHSU and BangEr. PreferUS will leverage the reputations and assets of our diverse array of partners to expand our service offerings to other clinical areas.

About Shanghai Gongli Hospital 

    The Shanghai Pudong New Area Gongli Hospital was founded in 1943. It is the largest tier II public hospital in Shanghai. The hospital is equipped with 822 beds, 31 clinical departments and a total staff of 1,500. At an annual rate of 20,000 surgeries performed, the hospital has nearly 2 million clinic visits per year, which is second among all hospitals affiliated with the Pudong Health Bureau. 

    As the Gongli healthcare system welcomes the new sports medicine center with PreferUS Healthcare, their other specialties include; otorhinolaryngology, urology, cardiology, OBGYN, anesthesiology and orthopedics. The hospital offers a wide range of medical devices like MRI machines, CT and DSA. 

    The Gongli Hospital also serves as a training base of resident doctors in Shanghai. It is also the teaching hospital and training center for Ningxia Medical University and Bengbu Medical College.