Docrates is an international hospital specializing in diagnostics, treatment and follow-up of cancer diseases in Helsinki. It is not enough for us to just cure a person from cancer, we aim to give a person the opportunity to live as full life as possible during and after the treatment.
We offer a possibility to receive a consultation of our highly qualified and experienced specialists without delay. Our corner stones are medical scientific knowledge combined with the technology of the highest quality and a network of health and recovery services. At Docrates in the center of the treatment is the patient. One does not need a referral for the specialist's appointment. Multidisciplinary team of specialists creates a personal treatment plan for each of our patients. We utilize the most modern technology and methods for cancer diagnostics and treatment. Docrates patients also have an opportunity to participate in the international clinical trials approved by the Finnish Medicines Agency and under its supervision. We regularly follow-up our patients' satisfaction level and constantly develop our patient-oriented services.
Nowadays there are about 40 full-time employees at Docrates and in addition to that a number of researchers and private medical specialists. The employees' well-being is of great importance to us, therefore we offer different kind of benefits to support their interests and well-being.
Our turnover in 2011 was 9 € million and the number of patients' visits was over 15 000. The hospital is owned by Finnish investors. We have treated patients from more than 25 countries.
Specialist in medical oncology and radiation therapy Timo Joensuu wished to create a hospital which would be built from the patient's perspective and would be able to offer everything that a cancer patient might need. Two physicists Pekka Aalto and Harri Puurunen believed in this ambitious project and joined it. Docrates Ltd was founded in 2006 and its actual operations started in the premises of Eira hospital in October 2007 with specialists' appointments and drug therapy. A number of minor investors also joined the project. A new building was built specially for Docrates Hospital in Jätkäsaari, which was opened in April 2009, offering also radiation therapy and imaging studies among its services. This is when Helsingin Lääkärikeskus became the major investor for Docrates.
Docrates Ltd board of directors
Kirsi Komi, born 1963. LL.M. Docrates Ltd chairman of the board 2011-
Antti Aho, born 1969. M.Sc (Econ.). Docrates Ltd member of the board 2008-
Timo Joensuu, born 1959. Specialist in medical oncology and radiation, docent. Hospital's medical director. Docrates Ltd member of the board 2007-
Tuomo Purola, born 1955. M.Sc (Econ.). Docrates Ltd member of the board 2008-
Olli Riikkala, born 1951. M.Sc (Eng.), MSc (Econ.), MBA. Docrates Ltd member of the board 2011-
Top row from the left: Olli Riikkala, Antti Aho and Tuomo Purola. Lower row: Kirsi Komi and Timo Joensuu
Docrates Ltd Executive Committee
Siv Schalin, born 1962
Master of Science (Econ.), MBA
Harri Puurunen, born 1959
Master of Philosophy (Physics)
Tuomo Alanko, born 1966
Specialist in medical oncology, MD
Head of medical treatment department
Timo Joensuu, born 1959
Specialist in medical oncology and radiation therapy,
docent, medical director
Leila Vaalavirta, born 1969
Specialist in medical oncology and radiation therapy, MD
Head of radiation therapy department