Capio strengthens orthopaedics offering in Sweden through acquisition of Movement Medical

December 20 2011

Capio, one of Sweden's and Europe's leading healthcare companies, has acquired the orthopaedic specialist hospital Movement Medical in Halmstad, in southwest Sweden. The acquisition is further strengthening Capio's offering within orthopaedics and gives the company an enhanced presence in the southwest region of Sweden.

Movement Medical is offering specialised orthopaedic care and radiology and has healthcare agreements with the county councils in Halland and Västra Götaland. In 2010, the hospital received more than 6,000 doctor visits and performed more than 3,300 in- and outpatient surgeries. The hospital has 71 employees of which 8 are doctors. The company's three founders, Mats Örjes, Patrick Överli and Per Gustafsson will continue in the business.

Capio already has a strong offering within orthopaedics in Sweden. Not least through the reputable specialist clinic Capio Artro Clinic at Sophiahemmet in Stockholm, which is focusing on arthroscopic surgery, sports related injuries and rehabilitation.
 
We are very pleased to now become a part of Capio. Capio Artro Clinic, with its
specialist skills within orthopaedics, was a role model when starting up Movement and we are now looking forward to contribute with our experiences, says Mats Örjes, one of the founders of Movement Medical.
 
Movement Medical is a business with high quality in focus and it complements Capio's own orthopaedic operations in a very good way, says Åke Strandberg, Business Area Manager, Capio Specialist Clinics.

Capio is also offering orthopaedics through the hospitals Capio S:t Göran's Hospital in Stockholm, Capio Lundby Hospital in Gothenburg and Capio Läkargruppen in Örebro. Additionally, Capio is offering orthopaedics through specialist clinics at some of the company's primary care centres. Capio also has a strong orthopaedics offering at its hospitals in France, Germany and Norway. Sharing of knowledge and experience between countries is taking place continuously within the Group.

Movement Medical is part of Capio since 16 December.

For further information on Movement Medical (in Swedish).

For further information please contact:

Åke Strandberg, Business Area Manager, Capio Specialist Clinics
Telephone: +46 70 516 20 80

Linda Wallgren, Corporate Communications Manager, Capio AB
Telephone: +46 31 732 40 16