About Advanced Health

Advanced Health strives to be the industry leader in the provision of day surgery services through its network of day hospitals, inspiring confidence by focusing on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Day hospitals are modern healthcare facilities providing short-procedure surgical services and diagnostic procedures which need to be performed in a sterile environment on a same-day basis. As a result of advanced surgical and anaesthetic technologies, more than 60% of all surgical interventions can be performed on a same-day basis in day hospitals.

Day hospitals are modern, compact and equipped and staffed to render same-day procedures efficiently, with a strong focus on the quality of surgical outcomes at extremely competitive rates for patients and medical schemes. All day-hospital developments are based on the company’s business model, in terms of which facilities are developed in partnership with participating medical practitioners to ensure that medical quality and technology objectives are met, with Advanced adding value by concentrating on overall management, staff and increased efficiencies through central services such as information technology and accounting services

Our History

Providing affordable, quality surgical services – this has been the dream of Advanced founder Carl Grillenberger since 1983, when he first evaluated day hospital investments in the United States.  Carl returned from the United State of America and started developing day hospitals in South Africa in the mid-80s, in PresMed Limited, a company he floated on the JSE, first on the development capital board and eventually on the main board.   PresMed eventually became the hospital group now known as Life Healthcare.

He relocated to Australia and developed what is today PresMed Australia, the Australian arm of Advanced Health. The new company was a success  in the Australia healthcare environment, which was conducive for the development of day hospitals.

Advanced health has several day hospitals in South Africa and Australia.  Advanced Health’s aim is to open a total of 20 facilities by 2020 in South Africa and 6 facilities in Australia.

Our Business

Advanced Health strives to be the industry leader in the provision of day surgery services through its network of day hospitals, inspiring confidence by focusing on the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective healthcare. Day hospitals are modern healthcare facilities providing short-procedure surgical services and diagnostic procedures which need to be performed in a sterile environment on a same-day basis.

As a result of advanced surgical and anaesthetic technologies, more than 60% of all surgical interventions can be performed on a same-day basis in day hospitals. Day hospitals are modern, compact and equipped and staffed to render same-day procedures efficiently, with a strong focus on the quality of surgical outcomes at extremely competitive rates for patients and medical schemes.

All day-hospital developments are based on the company’s business model, in terms of which facilities are developed in partnership with participating medical practitioners to ensure that medical quality and technology objectives are met, with Advanced adding value by concentrating on overall management, staff and increased efficiencies through central services such as information technology and accounting

Our Structure

Leardership

Board of directors

Frans van Hoogstraten (69)
Non-Executive Director
Dip. Law (UCT)

Frans practised as an attorney, notary public and conveyancer since 1974 and is a retired director of Bowman Gilfillan Inc. of Sandton where he practised in the firm’s corporate department. As an experienced commercial attorney Frans acted in a large number of major commercial transactions for local and international corporate clients.

Carl Grillenberger (74)
Chief Executive Officer
B.Comm CA (SA), MBA

Carl is a director of various associated and subsidiary companies in Australia and South Africa. He has gained substantial knowledge of the healthcare industry in various countries and is well equipped to manage organisations involved in the rendering of various types of medical services.

Carel Snyman (43)
Chief Financial Officer
B.Com (Hons), CA(SA)

Carel graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BCom (Hons) Acc degree and CTA. He completed his articles at Ernst & Young and registered with SAICA as a Chartered Accountant in 2001. He joined Advanced Health as Group Financial Manager on 1 January 2015, after working in the private-hospital industry for eight years.

Marc Resnik (60)
Managing Director Presmed Australia
Dip Pharm (SA)

Marc is a business executive and a pharmacist, with more than 30 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, involving directorship positions and ownerships in both private and publicly listed healthcare companies. Marc is the Managing Director of PMA, a healthcare company that invests and specialises in the establishment and management of day hospital facilities in Australia

Philip Jaffe (77)
Non-Executive Director
B.Comm, CA(SA), HDip Tax, CA (Australia)

Philip was a Senior Partner and subsequently Chairman of Moores Rowland (JHB) Chartered Accountants for 25 years and served on various other boards. Philip has a wealth of experience which entails 35 years in public practice and involvement in the listing of approximately 20 public companies on the JSE and the original secondary market DCM

Tommy Mthembu (55)
Non-Executive Director
MB Bch (Rand), FC Ophth (SA)

Tommy holds a MB Bch and FC Ophth qualification. He worked in private practice as a general practitioner from 1992 to 1996. In 2001 he qualified as an ophthalmologist and practising as such. He is also an ardent businessman with a keen interest in day hospitals.

Johan Oelofse (48)
Non-Executive Director
MB ChB

Johan qualified as medical doctor at Stellenbosch University, after which he worked for three years in England, Wales and New Zealand. Back in SA, he completed his diploma in anaesthetics and then changed his focus to ophthalmology. He is the co-founder of SpesNet, MediCharge and MedCeptional

Cor van Zyl (70)
Non-Executive Director
B.Com (Hons), CA(SA)

Cor is a chartered accountant with 22 years’ experience in the auditing profession as a partner of Coopers & Lybrand, before moving into commerce for a further period of 14 years. This included five years as financial director of Afrox Healthcare Limited and six years as Financial Director of African Oxygen Limited until his retirement in 2010.

Cobus Visser (50)
Alternative to P Jaffe
BLC, LLB (UP)

Cobus obtained a BLC LLB degree from the University of Pretoria in 1989. He commenced articles with Gildenhuys van der Merwe Inc. in 1990 and became a partner in 1994. He continued in practice until 1998 when he joined Bremer Investments at the end of 1998. He was appointed as managing director in 2000 and still serves in this capacity. He currently serves as chairman and member of a number of boards.