Bone Vita Health Centrum Kft will build a 44-bed private hospital in Hévíz, west Hungary at a cost of more than Ft 1 billion (roughly €4 million), according to the Wednesday issue of business daily Napi Gazdaság.
Bone Vita is funding the greenfield project through internal sources and a Ft 670 million loan from the Hungarian Development Bank Zrt (MFB) linked to the government's New Hungary development plan. Hévíz is the site of the internationally renowned Hévíz Spa, located along the curative waters of the world's largest thermal lake.
The private hospital will have an area of 1,400 square meters, providing hotel-level services to both Hungarian and foreign patients in two-bed rooms. Bone Vita expects to employ 30 people at the new hospital, to be completed later this year.
Citing Bone Vita managing director Imre Farkas, Napi Gazdaság reported that the company is currently engaged in negotiations with the National Health Fund Administration (OEP) and domestic and foreign insurers regarding remuneration for the hospital's services, with direct-compensation treatment also to be provided at the facility. Farkas asserted that the new private hospital will become one of Hungary's most up-to-date diagnostic centers, with the equipment necessary to conduct CT scan and ultrasound examinations.
Bone Vita was founded by doctors and professional investors in 2003 after winning the right to operate the isotope laboratory of the Zala county hospital. The company has registered capital of Ft 263 million and generated revenue of Ft 80 million in its first full year of operation.