More than 200 pre-eminent providers and experts in health travel and medical tourism sectors from more than 140 organizations, from around the globe, gathered at IMTJ’s annual summit and awards night – this time in London at The Royal Garden Hotel on April 15th.
The award was for the recognition of its doctors’ excellence, advanced medical technology, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating more than a million international patients each year. The category runner-ups for the award include hospitals from the United Kingdom, India and another hospital in Thailand.
Keith Pollard, the managing editor of IMTJ and this year’s Chairman of the judging panellists expressed the importance of awarding the industry’s best providers, with the aim to encourage others in the health and medical field to follow suit and excel.
“Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are the first independent awards to recognise those who are the best of the best and hopefully to encourage others to emulate them. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients.
“All our winners exemplify the way the medical tourism industry should be run – professional, offering exceptional patient care and providing the best possible medical outcomes.”
‘’We are very proud to have won the IMTJ’s award. We have been focused on providing the best possible care for our international patients for more than two decades. Our doctors’ depth of expertise in the healthcare field is a vital element in our formulation of efforts to provide the best possible patient-experience in the world.’’ reflected Sudi Narasimhan, Bumrungrad International Hospital’s Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development.
The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.
IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. The aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.