Georgia requires significant investment to advance plans to privatize its state-owned hospitals, improve the overall quality of healthcare, and address a high infant mortality rate.
Solution and Impact
Financing is supporting construction of a 200-bed, full-service hospital in central Tbilisi that is expected to provide services to 220,000 patients per year, including many who would otherwise travel outside of the country for medical care.
The new hospital, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2020, will be operated by the Franklin, Tennessee-based American Intercontinental Healthcare Group. It will offer a wide range of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services, with specialties in maternal, prenatal, postnatal, and pediatric care. Built on the site of two former state-owned hospitals that were purchased from the Government of Georgia, the hospital is expected to be the first full-service hospital in the country to be certified under JCI, or Joint Commission International, which requires a rigorous accreditation process to ensure training, patient safety, and a high quality of care that meets international standards for best practices.