At Cardinal Health China, our mission is to make healthcare safer and more productive. Join our team and you can help improve the performance of healthcare.
At Cardinal Health China, you will find that every day is a fresh opportunity to make a difference. Our clinical experts are exploring new technologies to improve patient safety. Our solutions teams are designing strategies that will help make the healthcare industry more efficient. Our warehouse and logistics teams are driving best practices throughout the supply chain. And our customer service representatives are connecting hospitals and pharmacies with the products critical to patient care. This is your opportunity to contribute to a team that's essential to care.
Cardinal Health China is your trusted, go-to-market partner. We enable healthcare in China by providing essential, world-class healthcare services and products. We have established ourselves as a front-running pharmaceutical distributor in China, developing exceptionally strong business relationships with major multinational pharmaceutical companies doing business in China, along with many local Chinese manufacturers. With a business philosophy rooted in mutually beneficial partnerships with our principals and customers, our focus is the creation of long-term value and business growth to boost sales and profitability for our partners and Cardinal Health China. Our distribution network extends nationwide, including more than 340 cities, 9,000 businesses, 65,000 hospitals and 148,000 retail pharmacies. Direct distribution covers hospitals and retail pharmacies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Wuhan, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuxi and Ningbo among others currently being added.
In May 2003, Cardinal Health China became the first foreign-invested pharmaceutical company to be granted a distribution license by the Ministry of Commerce and State Food and Drug Administration, and the first foreign investor in China to legally distribute pharmaceuticals. The ground-breaking move opened up a new chapter for the company. With close to 20 years of experience in the Chinese market, Cardinal Health China is able to leverage its distribution infrastructure to expand operations of companies with pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer health and other healthcare products. Our enterprising approach is shown in our many innovations in pharmaceutical distribution, direct-to-patient services, consumer healthcare solutions, and multiple supply chain models.