By Andra Beltz
Garanti Bank, one of the most dynamic banks in the local market, granted a RON 11 million loan to Heka Hospital in Constanța.
The funding has been granted for a period of 10 years, so that a former office building in the center of Constanța to be transformed into the first private hospital with Emergency Receiving Compartment, which aims to become a center of excellence in extensive surgical services: general, thoracic, orthopedic-traumatology, and laparoscopic surgery in Dobrogea region.
“We are glad to be part of this project, standing by the local community in Constanța and by Heka Hospital's side in this endeavor. Garanti Bank is an active supporter of the Romanian business environment and of ambitious projects that contribute both to the progress of the local economy and to the betterment of society, as a whole. We have a long-term commitment of contributing to the development of the market and we will continue to stand by our customers, in all business lines”, stated Bilge Demirer - Executive Director, SME & Commercial Banking, Garanti Bank.
Heka Hospital is the newest private hospital in Dobrogea region and was officially inaugurated on June 30th. The unit has 26 medical and surgical specialties, a 24/7 Emergency Receiving Compartment - being the only private hospital in Dobrogea region with this structure approved by the Ministry of Health and the third in the country. The medical unit also has advanced medical imaging services (CT, Rx), day-care and continuous hospitalization, operator block with two operating rooms and an Intensive Care Unit, department of gastroenterology and digestive endoscopy, analytical laboratory. At the same time, the Heka Hospital has integrated its own assisted medical transport service (ambulance service) available 24/7.
“A new stage in excellence” is Heka Hospital’s motto. The project started as a multidisciplinary hospital structure and aims at the highest threshold, to become a reference point in the delivery of medical services and to elevate the level of performance in the Romanian medical area. Since it started its activity in Romania, 20 years ago, Garanti Bank has managed to grow year-to-year above the market average. Its strategy for the future is to continue this organic growth and to maintain a quality portfolio and an adequate profitability.
Garanti Bank is part of the financial-banking group Garanti Romania, which brings together Garanti Leasing (the brand under which the company Motoractive IFN SA operates) and Garanti Consumer Finance (the brand under which Ralfi IFN operates).
Garanti Bank is held by Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS (TGB), Turkey’s second largest private bank. TGB is a universal bank with leading presence in all business lines. The bank serves more than 14.5 million customers in corporate, commercial, SME, and consumer segments offering fully integrated financial services. The Spanish financial group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is the majority shareholder of TGB.
Garanti Bank Romania offers a series of quality products and services for all business segments: retail, SME and corporate.
Present in Romania since 1998, the bank has developed a solid portfolio of clients and expanded its national presence through branches and alternative channels, reaching an extended network of branches and intelligent ATMs that can be used by anyone, not just bank customers, for transactions with or without cards.
Earlier this year, Garanti Bank was named Superbrand, emerging from a list of over 1,500 brands analyzed by Superbrands Romania. In July last year, Garanti Bank was awarded by world-renowned magazine Global Finance, as “Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania”. The distinction was granted within the “2017 World's Best Consumer Digital Banks in Central and Eastern Europe Competition” and it is the 10th award that Garanti Bank receives from Global Finance in the past nine years.