Pihlajalinna to acquire imaging businesses in Kuopio and Joensuu

Pihlajalinna Plc         Press Release           6 July 2017 at 10:45

Pihlajalinna to acquire imaging businesses in Kuopio and Joensuu

Pihlajalinna Terveys Oy, a subsidiary of Pihlajalinna Plc, has acquired the entire share capital of Sataman Röntgen Oy in Kuopio and Joen Magneetti Oy in Joensuu from their current owners. The two companies have partly the same owners, and they have a history of close collaboration.

The companies have provided imaging services for Pihlajalinna’s ITE private clinics in Kuopio and Joensuu. With these acquisitions, Pihlajalinna wants to streamline its care chain at the private clinics in Kuopio and Joensuu and extend its range of imaging services.

“We are eager to develop our care chain as a whole because we want to provide our clients with smooth services and the opportunity to recover as quickly as possible,” Ville Remes, Business Director at Pihlajalinna’s private clinics says. “In the past, we made the strategic decision to strengthen our own physiotherapy services. Similarly, having our own imaging services will create synergy benefits for both our clients and Pihlajalinna. In the future, we will continue to build our network of imaging services and the acquisition of the units in Kuopio and Joensuu will give us valuable expertise that will support our national development project.”

Further information:
Joni Aaltonen, SVP, Head of Corporate Planning, +358 40 524 7270
Ville Remes, Business Director, Private Clics and Hospitals, +358 40 641 8111
Siri Markula, Head of Communications and IR, +358 40 743 2177, siri.markula@pihlajalinna.fi

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Pihlajalinna is one of the leading private social and healthcare services providers in Finland. The Company provides social and healthcare services for households, companies, insurance companies and public sector entities in private clinics, health centres, dental clinics and hospitals around Finland. Pihlajalinna provides general practitioner and specialised care services, including emergency and on-call services, a wide range of surgical services, occupational healthcare and dental care services, in private clinics and hospitals operating under the Dextra brand. Under the Pihlajalinna brand the Company, in cooperation with the public sector, offers social and healthcare service provision models to public sector entities with the aim of providing high quality services for public pay healthcare customers.