Results of activity
Annual report for 2017Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
We are glad to present to you the Annual Report of the Center's activity in 2017. This report is published annually as Center's commitment to transparency of data, and to provide the community information about Center's work according to main directions.
Our Center continues to provide high quality medical care of international standards to its patients. In 2017 for the second time the Joint Commission International JCI (USA) acknowledged Center's eligibility to international standards of quality and patient safety. The Center also achieved Clinical Care Program Certification of "Heart Transplantation" and "LVAD Implantation" clinical programs. Until 2017 only US clinics achieved such certification.
A truly unique event of 2017 in Kazakhstan and worldwide was first implantation of Carmat (France) totally artificial heart internationally, that was performed in our clinic. This surgery was performed as part of the international multicenter trial, and has shown a good outcome. The patient rehabilitated successfully and feels well.
In September 2017 the Center successfully organized and hosted the 27th Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons WSCTS in Astana. The event welcomed more than 1400 participants from 50 countries worldwide, and was included as one of EXPO 2017 events. WSCTS 27 became a truly international forum for exchange of ideas and progress in clinical care and research.
Center's such high achievements serve as a proof of professionalism and team spirit of its staff. Undoubtedly, the support from Center's partners helps make a lot of things possible, for which I express my gratitude to them for effective cooperation.
With best wishes of good and strong health,
Chief Executive Officer