We are delighted to announce that Olivia’s Place and Eliott’s Corner have merged with one of China’s leading start-ups in the field of rehabilitation medicine, LIH ChangHe. When we founded Olivia’s Place in 2010 and Eliott’s Corner in 2011, we set a clear mission for our organization: To help the children of China maximize their potential through access to high-quality pediatric therapy. We have made progress but as we’ve reached each milestone, it became evident that we needed to think more broadly and systemically about rehabilitative and developmental services for children in China. In short we realized we needed to be able to provide medical services to have the impact we were aiming for in our mission, which is true multidisciplinary services. This led us to envision a new “minimum platform” of several medical clinics and one specialized pediatric hospital as the minimum infrastructure we need to provide a comprehensive service platform to the families we serve, to train current and future clinicians, to work with universities and medical facilities to effect change in the rehabilitation and therapy fields, and to alter the landscape of opportunities for children with special needs.
We realized that we would need a partner to help us with this, and we were incredibly fortunate to find LIH ChangHe. Prior to founding LIH in 2013, Dr. ChangSen Sun spent more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry, founding and leading one of China’s largest pharmaceutical companies, CITIC Pharmaceuticals, which later became Shanghai Pharmaceuticals and grew to 20 billion RMB in annual revenue. Following this success, he set his sights on making a positive impact in the development of healthcare services in China and the significant value to Chinese society that this could bring. He saw that rehabilitation medicine was the area in which China could benefit the most from development and founded LIH with the mission to bring high quality, international rehabilitation medicine and therapy to China.
Our new partnership, LIH Olivia’s Place, will bring new clinics with services tailored to children to several major cities in China, offering world-class developmental and behavioral pediatrics and pediatric therapy. Joining the team is Children’s Specialized Hospital, which is considered the leading provider of pediatric rehabilitation and developmental and behavioral pediatrics for children in the United States. With a 120-year history, CSH will provide a depth of institutional knowledge and medical and therapy resources that will enrich our ability to provide high-quality, efficient, and affordable care.
I’m honored to serve now as one of the founders of LIH as well as the President and CEO of our new combined organization and will continue in my role as the General Manager for the Shanghai clinic. Joining me will be the same clinical and administrative managers as before. Jacqueline Chen, mother to Eliott and our Beijing clinic co-founder, will be serving as the General Manager of our new Beijing LIH Olivia’s Place Pediatric Clinic, which is just opening on Jiuxianqiao Road. Elisabeth Ringrose, who has been with Olivia’s Place since the week we opened (over 5 years ago), will be serving as the Chief Therapy Officer for the combined organization.
At each of our locations, we remain committed to leading with our most important resource – our clinicians. This means ensuring that our team is highly qualified, diverse, and family and patient focused and that each staff member is committed to learning and teaching and fully engaged in our mission. Our current clinical team is excited about the next steps toward our vision and has been a stable and guiding force in planning services that meet or exceed international standards in each of their fields.
In Beijing, we are now adding specialized pediatric medical services in our new clinic, Beijing LIH Olivia’s Place Pediatric Clinic. We are proud to welcome Dr. Alan Mease as our Medical Director in Beijing. Dr. Mease is an American board-certified pediatrician with more than 40 years of experience, and was Beijing United Family Hospital’s first CMO (Chief Medical Officer) and their head of pediatrics for many years. He is a proven leader in the development of medical services in China
We invite you to visit our new clinic in Beijing and hope that you will join us in celebrating our next steps as we grow!
Nelson Chow 周良荪
President and CEO 首席执行官
Father to Olivia 大蕴的爸爸
LIH Olivia’s Place 长和大蕴