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News from Bumrungrad

 New IBD Clinic opens at Bumrungrad

Bumrungrad has opened a new specialty clinic to serve the growing number of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease. At the new IBD Clinic, patients are cared for by a team of experienced, internationally-trained doctors and medical support staff, using an array of advanced equipment. The clinic features a dedicated, state-of-the-art laboratory facility designed to enhance patient convenience and care.

Pictured (from left): Television personality Pawarisa Phenchati; Mr. Mack Banner, Hospital CEO; Dr. Sinn Anuras, Group Medical Director; and the IBD Clinic; and Dr. Vibhakorn Permpoon, gastroenterologist specializing in IBD.


Health campaign takes aim at cervical cancer

In celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday anniversary, Bumrungrad launched a campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of cervical cancer and how women can protect against the disease. 

Launched in conjunction with the Thai Gynecologic Cancer Society, the “Fight Cervical Cancer” campaign focuses on the preventive steps women can take to protect against one of the leading killers of Thai women.


Pictured (left to right): Dr. Jitra Anuras, Senior-Associate Medical Director; Dr. Wisit Supakarapongkul, Director of the Women’s Center at Bumrungrad and Chairperson of the Thai Gynecologic Cancer Society; Mr. Mack Banner,

Hospital CEO; Dr. Visith Dusitnanond, Associate Medical Director; and Dr. Thanakrit Chintavorn, Coordination Physician.


Volunteers boost Thum Dee Phue Phor re-forestation

More than 250 volunteers, including Mr. Chai Sophonpanich (pictured below, third from left), Chairperson of the Board of Directors, other Bumrungrad executives and staff members together with volunteers from Bangkok Insurance Public Co., Ltd. and Bangkok Life Assurance Public Co., Ltd., travelled to Petchaburi province in support of Thum Dee Phue Phor (“good deeds for the King”), an initiative to help re-forestation efforts in the province’s Huai Sai area.

During the visit, Bumrungrad doctors and support staff set up a clinic at the Huai Sai Royal Development Study Center to provide no-cost treatment and medication for needy residents without access to regular medical care. The Thum Dee Phue Phor event was part of the Ruam Rang Ruam Jai Bhappy 3 (“BHappy Working Together”) charity program.


Giving the gift that’s truly heartfelt 

Bumrungrad’s Rak Jai Thai program is in its fifth year ofproviding no-cost heart surgeries for needy Thai children and adults suffering from congenital heart defects and valvular heart disease. From the program’s 2008 inception through September 2012, over 600 patients have received surgical treatment.

Donations from the public are welcomed and appreciated. Donations are accepted through the following channels:

 • Online at www.bumrungrad.com/onlinedonation ; or

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

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

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