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News from Bumrungrad International

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Bumrungrad hosts full-endoscopic operations training course for Asian spine surgeons

Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham, Director of the Bumrungrad Spine Institute, was joined by executives from Bumrungrad and Germany’s St. Anna Hospital at the opening of the 25th Live Surgery and Lecture of the “International Training Course for Full-Endoscopic Operations of the Lumbar Thoracic and Cervical Spine”.     

The workshop, which is convened once a year in Thailand and twice in Germany, was co-hosted by Bumrungrad and the Faculty of Science at Mahidol University and was attended by surgeons from nine Asian countries, including Thailand.

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Pictured (left to right): Mr. Kenneth Mays, Hospital Marketing Director; Mr. Neil Sorrentino, Hospital Advisor; Dr. Sompoch Paiboosirijit, Spine Surgeon; Dr. Kuansongtham; Mr. Dennis Brown, Corporate CEO; Dr. Martin Komp, Assistant Director, Center for Spine Surgery and Pain Therapy, St. Anna Hospital, Germany; Mr. Mack Banner, Hospital CEO; Dr. Num Tanthuwanit, Hospital Medical Director.

Lahn Nam Jai charity shop opens at Bumrungrad

Bumrungrad executives, led by Mr. Chai Sophonpanich, Chairman and Founder of the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, presided over the opening ceremony of Lahn Nam Jai (“thanks a million”), a charity retail shop at Bumrungrad operated by the foundation on a non-profit basis.    

All net proceeds will support the foundation’s many charitable projects, including visits by a mobile health clinic to needy neighborhoods and no-cost heart surgeries for under-privileged children.

Lahn Nam Jai

Pictured (left to right): Dr. Sinn Anuras, Group Medical Director; Mr. Mack Banner, Hospital CEO; Mr. Chai Sophonpanich, Chairman and Founder of the  Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation; Dr. Num Tanthuwanit, Hospital Medical  Director; Dr. Jitra Anuras, Senior Associate Medical Director.

Local students attend dental health workshop


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One hundred fifty students from Bangkok’s Wat Mai Chong Lom attended a teaching workshop  on dental and oral health at Bumrungrad International Hospital. Led by Dr. Nitcharee Rakpichitjaroen and a team of nurse educators, the workshop taught the children proper brushing techniques and the importance of good oral hygiene. The event was part of Bumrungrad’s contribution to the Healthier Society program.

The gift that’s always heartfelt

The Rak Jai Thai charity program continues to help those in need. Bumrungrad surgeons and medical staff donate their time and medical supplies to provide free surgeries for needy Thai children and adults suffering from congenital heart defects and valvular heart disease who lack access to much-needed surgical treatments.     

A typical surgery can cost around 500,000 baht. Since the program was launched, more than 600 patients have received surgeries at no cost.     

Donations from the public are greatly appreciated. If you’d like to support the program, donations canbe made in the following ways:    
 • Online at www.bumrungrad.com/onlinedonation

 • Via bank transfer to the Bumrungrad Hospital  Foundation (Bangkok Bank savings account # 197-0-111157, North Nana branch).    

Please submit a copy of the transfer confirmation slip to Bumrungrad’s accounting department (located on the hospital’s 4th floor) or fax a copy to 0 2667 2031.

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