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News from Bumrungrad International

Bumrungrad International receives Thailand Quality Class (TQC) Award

Khun Chai Sophonpanich, Chairman of Bumrungrad International (pictured, fourth from left), on behalf of the Board of Directors, recently congratulated Bumrungrad's management at the Thailand Quality Awards 2008 presentation. The award recognizes companies for superior strategic, management, and operational quality. Bumrungrad International is the first private hospital to be recognized by TQC since its inception in 2002.


Nobel Laureate for Medicine lectures at Bumrungrad International

Professor H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel Laureate for Medicine in 2002, was welcomed by Mr. Mack Banner, Bumrungrad International's CEO, and Dr. Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon, Medical Director, at his recent lecture on "Biomedical Science, World Health and World Peace," at Bumrungrad International Hospital. The lecture was attended by 150 Thai doctors and medical professionals.

The lecture was part of the event series "BRIDGES - Dialogues towards a Culture of Peace," organized by the International Peace Foundation to promote inter-cultural understanding through knowledge sharing and education.

Professor Horvitz shared the 2002 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work involving genetic regulation of organ development that has led to advances in biology and medical research, most notably in cancer-based research.


“500 Hearts” brings new hope to needy heart patients in Thailand

The 500 Hearts project was established in July 2008 and has already provided no-cost heart surgeries for 79 needy patients. The project is a partnership of Bumrungrad International, the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand, and Thailand's National Health Security Office; it aims to donate heart surgeries for 500 patients.
In 2003, Bumrungrad helped launch a series of charitable heart surgery programs in conjunction with important national milestones such as His Majesty the King's Birthday celebrations. The program was further expanded in 2008 to serve a growing number of needy heart patients.

You can help support the current 500 Hearts project by contacting Bumrungrad's customer relations department, or by making a donation via wire transfer to the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, savings account number 1970111157, Bangkok Bank, North Nana Branch, then fax your paid-in slip to 0 2667 2031 For more information, please phone Bumrungrad's Call Center at 0 2667 2400

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