Columbia Asia

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Columbia Asia
Industry Healthcare
Founded 1996
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people

John Northen, Group Chief Executive Officer; Dilip Kadambi, Group Chief Financial Officer; Mahendran Renganathan, Group Chief Operating Officer

num_employees = 10,000
Columbia Asia Hospital in Johor, Malaysia.

Columbia Asia is a chain of hospitals in Asia, with 28 medical facilities across India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and was founded in 1996.

The company offers full-service hospitals usually built in the suburbs, rather than the central city.[1] Columbia Asia's target market is the fast-growing middle income group.

Columbia Asia believes in setting up smaller hospitals; less than 100 beds; built in residential areas for accessibility and efficiency.[2] A typical hospital has about 80 adult beds, costing about $15 to $20 million to build. It sees about 8,000 patients a month, and brings in about $1 million in monthly revenue.

Most of the company’s 10,000 employees are from the host countries.[3] Columbia Asia hires its doctors and staff largely from the local areas.

The company is in the midst of expansion and upon completion of this phase the company will have 15 hospitals in India, 14 hospitals in Malaysia, three hospitals in Vietnam and five hospitals in Indonesia, together representing an investment of over $600 million (U.S.)[4][5][6]

Current facilities[edit]


Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong[edit]

Columbia Asia Hospital - Puchong is a private hospital in Puchong, Malaysia. It opened in 2007 and cost RM55 million to build. The facility has 78 beds, 20 resident doctors and visiting consultants and serves a population of 300,000 people, from Puchong and surrounding areas.

The hospital also uses a US$3 million proprietary software system for medical records, billing and queuing of patients.[7]

The facility is located at No. 1, Lebuh Puteri, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong, in the state of Selangor.

Columbia Asia Hospital - Taiping[edit]

Columbia Asia Hospital - Taiping is a private hospital in Taiping, Malaysia.[8]

The hospital opened in 2008 and cost RM70 million to build.[7] The 95-bed facility has three operating theatres, a modern medical laboratory, full radiological facilities and the computerized operating systems.

The facility is located at No. 5, Jalan Perwira, 34000 Taiping, in the state of Perak.

Columbia Asia Hospital - Seremban[edit]

Columbia Asia Hospital – Seremban is a private hospital in Seremban, Malaysia. The hospital opened in 1999 and now has 80 beds and offers outpatient and inpatient specialist services, a 24-hour clinic and emergency services.

The facility is located at No. 292, Jalan Haruan 2, Oakland Community Center, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.




  • Columbia Asia Hospital – Palam Vihar, Gurgaon[10]
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Patiala
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Ghaziabad[11]


  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Hebbal (Bengaluru)[12]
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Mysore
  • Columbia Asia Referral Center - Yeshwanthpur (Bengaluru)[13]
  • Columbia Clinic - Doddaballapur
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Whitefield (Bengaluru)



  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Pune
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Ahmedabad [newest]


  • Columbia Asia - Gia Dinh International Hospital
  • Columbia Asia International Clinic - Saigon
  • Columbia Asia - Binh Duong International Hospital.[15]


  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Medan
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Pulo Mas Jakarta
  • Columbia Asia Hospital - Semarang

Planned facilities[edit]


  • Tebrau (Johor)
  • Batu Kawan (Penang)


  • Bengaluru /Bangalore
  • Pune west


  1. ^ "Columbia Asia raises $135M for hospitals". IndUS Business Journal. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ González, Ángel (2008-08-27). "Seattle fund bankrolls Asian private hospital chain". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  3. ^ "NRI, US investors setting up hospital chain in India". NRI Internet. 2005-06-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Columbia Asia plans US$150m expansion". NST. 2014-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Columbia Asia Launches $150M Expansion of its India and Southeast Asia Hospital Network". Venturebeat. 2014-09-09. 
  6. ^ "Columbia Asia Receives $101M Investment from Mitsui & Co.". 
  7. ^ a b "Columbia Asia opens its 5th hospital in Malaysia". The Edge Daily. 2008-10-17. Archived from the original on October 20, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  8. ^ "Columbia Asia opens its 5th hospital in Taiping". Yahoo! Malaysia News. 2008-10-16. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  9. ^ " "Group Opens its 11th Hospital". 
  10. ^ "MedikReview: Columbia Asia hospital, Palam Vihar". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  11. ^ "MedikReview: Columbia Asia hospital, Ghaziabad". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  12. ^ "MedikReview: Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  13. ^ "MedikReview: Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwanthpur". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  14. ^ "MedikReview: Columbia Asia hospital, Saltlake". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  15. ^ "Columbia Asia Courts EPF". The Edge Malaysia. 2011-03-31. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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