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News from Bumrungrad International

Bumrungrad International hosts the Asian Full-Endoscopic Workshop

Bumrungrad Spine Institute, led by Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham (fourth from left) and Dr. Sompoch Paiboonsirijit (fourth from right), together with St. Anna Hospital Germany, recently hosted the Live Surgery and Lecture of Full-Endoscopic Operations of the Lumbar, Thoracic and Cervical Spine. An international roster of surgeons attended, including several from Thailand. The workshop will be conducted once in Thailand and twice in Germany each year. This was the fifth of such workshops held in Thailand.


shows (From Left): 1. Dr. Thanet Wattanawong 2. Dr. Visith Dusitnanond 3. Mr. Mack Banner 4. Dr. Verapan Kuansongtham 5. Dr. Sompoch Paiboonsirijit 6. Mr. Dirk Goehel 7. Dr. Semih Oezdemir 8. Ass. Prof. Dr. Chi Heon Kim

Bumrungrad selects IBM Watson to transform care for cancer patients

Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of Bumrungrad (2nd from right), and Parnsiree Amatayakul, Managing Director, IBM Thailand (3rd from right), recently announced a new collaboration to use IBM Watson cognitive computing technology to improve patient care. Bumrungrad is the first medical institution outside North America to use IBM Watson for Oncology, a system developed with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. IBM Watson will help oncologists develop treatment plans based on the latest clinical evidence relevant to each patient’s case.


(from left to right): 1. Mr. Ryan Musch 2. Dr. Narongsak Kiatikajornthada 3. Dr. James S. Miser 4. Ms. Parnsiree Amatayakul 5.  6. Mr. Nattee Kosolpisit


Bumrungrad announces ‘SimulationTraining Center’


Mr. Dennis Brown (first from left), Bumrungrad’s Corporate CEO, Dr. Jitra Anuras (second from left), acting Medical Director, together with hospital executives recently announced the launch of a unique Simulation Training Center.

Bumrungrad is Thailand’s first private hospital to use such an innovative training facility to improve patient care. The Simulation Training Center is currently equipped with the latest full-body manikin and infant manikin, which can simulate more than 60 key situations including pulse, heart rate, pulmonary sound, sweating, tearing, and purple nails. The simulation center can accommodate registered nurses for up to eight sessions per day.



Tangmo returns home with her father after recovering from heart surgery funded by Rak Jai Thai charity program


Tangmo, an almost 2-year-old girl from Surat thani, is one of the 28 children suffering from congenital heart defects that got a Rak Jai Thai-funded operation in 2014. Rak Jai Thai is a project established by Bumrungrad International and Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation, in conjunction with the Cardiac Children Foundation of Thailand.

The project supported Tangmo with no-cost heart surgical treatment until her full recovery. She’s now at home living a normal life with family and friends. Since 2003, Rak Jai Thai charity program has provided no-cost heart surgeries to 710 needy patients.


Those wanting to support the program can make donations by check or bank transfer to the Bumrungrad Hospital Foundation (Bangkok Bank savings account # 197-0-111157, North Nana branch). Please fax a copy of your bank transfer confirmation receipt to Bumrungrad’s accounting department at 0 2667 2031. For more information, please contact 0 2667 1398.



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