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Transparency and trust in medical tourism| May, 2014

As millions more leave their homelands seeking treatment, the world’s top healthcare providers ask how they can capture a piece of the market. Giving medical tourists a fair deal would be a good place to start. Kenneth Mays, Senior Director, Marketing & Business Development at Bumrungrad International Hospital explains the need for transparency in medical tourism and international patient care.  

Source: IMTJ.com 

Aussie patients jump the hospital queue overseas| May, 2014

Want to jump the public hospital surgery queue?
A Current Affair follows the journey of one man, among thousands of frustrated Aussie patients flocking overseas to have the operation they need, and for a fraction of the cost.

Source: A Current Affair, Channel 9, Australian TV 


Who do we have in Bangkok?| April, 2014

Mayo Clinic Preferred response in action
Alumni connections and willingness to help save a young life
"Who do we have in Bangkok?” An emergency call came in to Mayo Clinic Preferred Response the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2012, initiating a search for alumni practicing in Bangkok, Thailand.
Source: Mayo Alumni Magazine, issue 2014, no.1

Bumrungrad Hospital Attracts Chinese Patients For Its High-Quality Care and Facilities| April, 2014

China Travel Trends recently spoke with Kenneth Mays, Marketing Director at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad International Hospital. Bumrungrad, which has long been at the forefront of Thailand’s medical tourism and wellness industry, is attracting a growing number of Chinese patients. China Travel Trends spoke with Mr. Mays to understand the reasons for this growth in popularity. 

Source: ChinaTravelTrends.com

Bumrungrad International Invests in One of the Top Hospitals in Mongolia| April, 2014

Source: NewsAgency

For patients from GCC countries, Bangkok's Bumrungrad International hospital delivers exceptional support| March, 2014

In our last post we discussed some of the things that make Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) the world leader for medical tourists, including how it provides special support to patients from overseas.  And there are plenty of them, from all over the world, seeking all kinds of care – over 400,000 expats, tourists, and medical tourists from 190 countries visit every year to receive world-class treatments.

Source: MyMedHoliday.com 

Thailand remains world’s top medical tourism hub despite new challenges| February, 2014

Despite growing challenges from other attractive medical hub countries in recent years, Thailand has retained its premium status as the world’s premier medical tourism hub. Bumrungrad International Hospital is one such institution. Find out how it continues to draw international patients in this report. 

Source: Thailand Business News (Reference: MCOT)

Trends in medical tourism: Spotlight on Bumrungrad International Hospital| February, 2014

Thailand's success in the global medical marketplace is mainly due to the hugely successful Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, a company traded on the Thai stock exchange. 
The hospital, whose name translates as 'care for the people', prides itself on being a 5-star facility in terms of its services, its international team of medical professionals, and its state-of-the-art technology. 
Source:  Shimadzu Magazine Momentum

Health tourism boosts Thai economy| January, 2014

In just four years the amount of money medical tourists have spent in Thailand has more than doubled.
Last year the government launched a programme to make the country the Medical Hub of Asia by 2016.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok
Source: Alijazeera.com

Rushed to the Hospital in Bangkok| December, 2013

Less than 24 hours after landing in Bangkok, I was rushed to the hospital…
I was having trouble breathing. The problem came out of nowhere. And it was getting worse.
I had no idea what a hospital in Bangkok would be like… but I was about to find out.
I'm sure the average American thinks a hospital in Bangkok would be an incredibly risky place to go… But when I was having trouble breathing, what were my alternatives?

Source: Dailywealth.com