The medical system in Shanghai has embraced considerable change this year, emphasizing a number of important areas and actively promoting development in healthcare—encouraging networks, groups and branding for institutions. On June 21, Jiahui Wellness Center, affiliated with Jiahui Health and Jiahui International Hospital, officially opened to meet and support the growing needs of people living in the city suffering from suboptimal health.
Jiahui Wellness Center focuses specifically on nurturing and improving the physical and mental health of these people, who often have busy and stressful lifestyles. This marks the establishment of the first integrated international hospital, family clinic and wellness center ecosystem in Shanghai.
The Jiahui network includes the first general international hospital located in Xuhui district with 500 licensed beds and two family clinics located in central Jing’an and New Jiangwan Town in Yangpu. The latest addition is Jiahui Wellness Center, a quiet retreat situated right in the center the city.
"Providing healthcare services should not only be about caring for the sick, but also involve providing services which promote health," says Ge Feng, CEO of Jiahui Health. "Jiahui has spent eight years channeling our efforts towards this, with some of the greatest global healthcare resources in strategic partnerships to create the full scope of medical and wellness management services. In achieving this, we are satisfying the medical and wellness needs of all kinds of different individuals at different stages, systematically providing each person with international, evidence-based medical and wellness management services. Now at Jiahui, promoting wellness comprises a set of interconnected and predictable processes.”
The first time a guest sets foot inside Jiahui Wellness Center, they will be engaged in detailed communication and testing. Test results are then analyzed by their wellness management consultant and considered along with family history, personal lifestyle risks and other data to establish specific personal wellness needs, discover potential disease risks and create a personalized wellness management plan with disease prevention measures. People at high risk require consultation, and can be seamlessly transferred to Jiahui clinics or Jiahui International Hospital to carry out immediate intervention.
Guests who have already been to Jiahui International Hospital for treatment of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension or other illnesses may also receive professional guidance on nutrition, mental health and fitness. They'll be given access to the resources they need for continuous health enhancement and to prevent the development of chronic illnesses so that they can grasp every opportunity to actively promote wellness.
A consultant going over a personalized health assessment report.
Jiahui Wellness Center advocates wellness management following the MEPP principle: measurable, engaging, personalized and preventive.
“The main factors affecting a person’s health are genetic factors, environment, and behavior," says Jacqueline Steele, leader of the center. "We cannot choose the genetic or change the environment rapidly, however, after gaining important information of his or her individual heath condition and his or her family history, Jiahui Wellness can help customize a health promotion plan with better sensitivity and specificity and improve his or her health via guiding the behavior change.”
When a client steps into the center for the first time, they'll be given a scientific-based report by their wellness consultant before being invited to customize their own health promotion plans together with the professionals.
This customized plan includes detailed and coordinated physical/mental/behavioral training modules executed by professionals covering different aspects of wellness, including psychologists, nutritionists, and fitness coaches. Since different individuals have different needs, training objectives and class modules are altered, such that each time psychological, fitness, or behavioral trainings are conducted, different objectives are being measured and assessed.
Traditional health improvement plans often set unrealistic goals that meet with compliance issues when executed. That's why Jiahui Wellness Center has developed training sessions based on new concepts. For example, they've integrated behavioral and psychological observation and guidance into their group yoga and fitness classes.
Additionally, their team of nutritionists not only guide you on what to eat or not eat at home; they'll also run through what a nutritious dinner looks like and how to teach your ayi how to prepare a healthy meal, rather than directly teaching you nutritional knowledge. Some classes may cover cooking skills for hosting the perfect dinner party, while others will weave in social themes.
Nutrition class imparting practical cooking skills.
As with Jiahui International Hospital and all other centers at Jiahui Health, Jiahui Wellness Center is no exception when it comes to providing evidence-based services. The consultants, coaches and other professionals are required to have years of experience and the relevant credentials obtained from leading institutes either in China or overseas.
Katrin Lee, for example, is a nutritionist at Jiahui Wellness Center, who comes from Hong Kong, and obtained her bachelor degree in nutrition and food studies from New York University. She also has a master degree in clinical nutrition, is registered dietician in the US, and is a New York state certified dietician/nutritionist. Before coming to Jiahui, she ran a private nutrition practice in New York City, and she has also obtained the nutritionist certificate in China.
Coaches at Jiahui Wellness Center have a background in biomedical sciences, gynecology, surgery and other clinical disciplines. Before the day the center was opened, Qin made a visit to experience the psychology consultation services. She said that the services provided had less of a “spiritual” component and more of a “medical and scientific” component, making them more reliable and trustworthy compared with services provided at other institutes.
About Jiahui Health
Jiahui Health is international healthcare ecosystem in China that aims to build a life-long relationship with individuals and families to provide comprehensive world-class healthcare.
Their fully integrated healthcare system consists of a 500-bed international tertiary level hospital, clinics and wellness center. They provide safe, reliable and comprehensive healthcare services for all members of your family in different stages of life, including health management, outpatient care, surgery, inpatient services and international medicine. Through their unique strategic collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, Jiahui Health brings leading global healthcare resources and China’s most advanced medical expertise to your door.
Jiahui is committed to providing patients with caring, convenient healthcare services at the best value. Jiahui’s patients are cared for by our highly-qualified international team. More than 25 percent of Jiahui's physicians are from outside China, with three leadership physician serving joint appointments at both Jiahui Health and Massachusetts General Hospital. Their healthcare professionals will enable you to fully understand your health status and treatment choices, while engaging you and your family in selecting the best care through open communication. Their centers can be found throughout Shanghai, each in highly-accessible locations. In addition, Jiahui digital solutions allows you to make appointments and manage your family health profiles more easily. Jiahui Health also provides direct billing services through most major insurance companies to ensure that your visit is as convenient as possible.
Since 2016, the group has been working with a large portfolio of Fortune 500 corporations, international schools, consulates, chambers and private banks to optimize their employee health benefit plans and upgrade health management programs for their clients. Jiahui also serves as an exclusive medical service provider to support a range of sports teams and events, providing medical coverage for professional athletes as well as sports lovers.
About Jiahui Wellness
Jiahui Wellness is part of the Jiahui Healthcare ecosystem. Jiahui Wellness is designed to engage and empower you to live a healthier and more productive life through its integrated health management programs.
Jiahui Wellness Center’s primary goal is to create highly effective physical, mental and social programs for individuals, families and corporations in order to maximize their full potential.
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