FV Hospital has been on the frontline of Vietnam’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the organisation is adapting to a new normal and continuing to provide leading medical services to its patients.
Provision with PrideFV Hospital proudly stands as a standard-bearer for Vietnam’s private medical sector, its French founder never looking back having relocated and discovered a love for the nation Writer: Tom Wadlow | Project Manager: Callam Waller “I always wanted to be a doctor. Apparently at the age of five or six I already told everyone of this plan, which is strange as there was nobody in the family that belonged to this profession.”While Frenchman Jean-Marcel Guillon was destined to pursue a career in healthcare, he was by no means expecting to be standing here today as the CEO of a private hospital in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.Trained in Paris and practicing as a pulmonologist and internist, a senior consultant, his expertise took him to Saudi Arabia after the Gulf War, spending a further two years in Brunei before returning to his home country. Guillon had, however, picked up the travel bug that would never leave him.But how did he emerge as the boss of FV Hospital? It is the result of a remarkable series of events, beginning with a somewhat chance encounter.“My ex-girlfriend told me that a childhood friend of her current boyfriend was part of a group of people led by an architect who wanted to set up a hospital in Vietnam,” Guillon recalls. “I met with him and a couple of his partners and didn’t like them. There was also a group of doctors loosely connected to the project and with near zero experience, so I wasn’t impressed.”With Vietnam not even on his radar,…