2010: Issue 1

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News from Bumrungrad International

Bumrungrad's Great Chefs 2010 celebrates "The World Famous Flavors of Thailand"

Celebrating "The World Famous Flavors of Thailand," Mr. Mack Banner, Bumrungrad Hospital CEO, and Chef M. L. Chanya Chompunud of Bangkok's Pathumwan Princess Hotel, launched the Great Chefs 2010 program by introducing January's special menu. Now in its 11th year, Great Chefs 2010 features special dishes created by 12 of Thailand's top chefs in collaboration with Sodexo, Bumrungrad's food service partner. A new menu is offered each month during 2010, at no extra charge. The hospital serves 1,500 to 2,000 patient meals each day, including more than 1,000 from the Great Chefs menu.

Volunteer team from Bumrungrad helps Habitat for Humanity build homes for needy Thai families

A team of hospital staff and volunteers, led by Mr. Mack Banner, Bumrungrad Hospital CEO, took part in Habitat for Humanity's program to build free homes for 82 needy Thai families in Chiang Mai. The project honored the 82nd birthday of the King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Bumrungrad International was the official medical provider for over 3,000 volunteers from around the world who took part in the "Habitat for Humanity and Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project: The Mekong Build 2009." The event took place in Chiang Mai's Sansai district in November 2009.
Bumrungrad also donated first aid kits to the 82 families, and its volunteer team helped build a home given to one of the families.

"Bumrungrad Rak Jai Thai" charity program making excellent progress

The Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, together with the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand and Thailand's Health Security Office, launched "Bumrungrad Rak Jai Thai" in July 2004. Program volunteers donate their time and medical resources to help needy Thai children and adults suffering from congenital heart defects and valvular heart disease. Critical heart surgeries are provided at no cost to needy patients who lack the financial resources and access to much-needed care.

Through January 2010, program volunteers had performed 167 free surgeries; each equivalent operation would typically cost about Baht 402,000 (US$ 12,102). The program goal is to donate surgeries to 500 needy patients and welcomes your support. Donations can be made by the following:
  • Online at www.bumrungrad.com/onlinedonation ;
  • Bank transfer to the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation (savings account # 197-011-1157, Bangkok Bank North Nana branch). Please fax the transfer confirmation receipt to fax # 0 2667 2031, or visit Bumrungrad's accounting department on the fourth floor of the main building.
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