Frist Visits Ditan Hospital, Peking University, and Tennessee-China Development Center

August 23, 2009

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Frist visited the Beijing Ditan Hospital which was the center for dealing with the SARS virus in 2003. Today, it has been refurbished to hold 500 beds. It is now designated as the H1N1 Hospital for China.

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Frist visits with nurses inside Beijing Ditan Hospital. They are demonstrating how their PDA is monitoring H1N1 patients. The Senator notes that it is one of the most electronically integrated hospitals he's ever visited.

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Frist meets with Vice President of Peking University. Peking University has eight hospitals and health science schools. There, he discussed health care reforms underway and how American health care companies can assist in improving health care in China today.

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Senator Frist, Tommy Frist, and Chuck Elcan visit Tennessee China Development Center.