Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital: Cardiac Care for the Poor (B)
Harvard University - Strategy Unit
Harvard Business School
August 5, 2011
Harvard Business School Strategy Unit Case No. 712-402
Narayana Hrudayalaya (NH) has expanded into a multi-specialty health city in Bangalore and has grown to twelve locations across India. The hospital plans to build 300-bed secondary-care hospitals in smaller cities across India, with a goal to operate 30,000 beds in seven years, which will make it comparable with the world's largest hospital chains. NH operates the world's largest telecardiology network, which provides consultations to people in 800 locations across the world, including 53 African countries. Management also plans to open a 2,000-bed hospital in the Cayman Islands to provide underinsured Americans with tertiary care procedures at 40% below U.S. prices, thereby bringing Dr. Shetty's model of compassionate care at affordable prices to the developed world.
Learning Objective: How to run organizations in emerging markets, balancing social and commercial considerations.
Date posted: March 1, 2012