Rushed to the Hospital in Bangkok| ธันวาคม 2556

Less than 24 hours after landing in Bangkok, I was rushed to the hospital…
I was having trouble breathing. The problem came out of nowhere. And it was getting worse.
I had no idea what a hospital in Bangkok would be like… but I was about to find out.
I'm sure the average American thinks a hospital in Bangkok would be an incredibly risky place to go… But when I was having trouble breathing, what were my alternatives?

Source: Dailywealth.com

Who do we have in Bangkok?| เมษายน 2557

Mayo Clinic Preferred response in action
Alumni connections and willingness to help save a young life
"Who do we have in Bangkok?” An emergency call came in to Mayo Clinic Preferred Response the afternoon of Jan. 18, 2012, initiating a search for alumni practicing in Bangkok, Thailand.
Source: Mayo Alumni Magazine, issue 2014, no.1

Bumrungrad Hospital Attracts Chinese Patients For Its High-Quality Care and Facilities| เมษายน 2557

China Travel Trends recently spoke with Kenneth Mays, Marketing Director at Bangkok’s Bumrungrad International Hospital. Bumrungrad, which has long been at the forefront of Thailand’s medical tourism and wellness industry, is attracting a growing number of Chinese patients. China Travel Trends spoke with Mr. Mays to understand the reasons for this growth in popularity. 

Source: ChinaTravelTrends.com

Bumrungrad International Invests in One of the Top Hospitals in Mongolia| เมษายน 2557

Source: NewsAgency

For patients from GCC countires, Bangkok's Bumrungrad International hospital delivers exceptional support| มีนาคม 2557

In our last post we discussed some of the things that make Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) the world leader for medical tourists, including how it provides special support to patients from overseas.  And there are plenty of them, from all over the world, seeking all kinds of care – over 400,000 expats, tourists, and medical tourists from 190 countries visit every year to receive world-class treatments.

Source: MyMedHoliday.com 

What makes it the world's top medical tourism hospital| มีนาคม 2557

Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) is one of the leading medical institutions in all of Asia.  It’s also an institution in the sense that it’s a fixture among expats, tourists, and medical tourists in need of healthcare in Bangkok.
Its long record of success helped it become the first hospital in Asia to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2002, it has earned special distinction for its stroke and heart programs, and it is a regular recipient of the US-based DAISY Foundation’s Daisy Award recognizing outstanding nursing services.

Source: MyMedHoliday.com 


Thailand remains world’s top medical tourism hub despite new challenges| กุมภาพันธ์ 2557

Despite growing challenges from other attractive medical hub countries in recent years, Thailand has retained its premium status as the world’s premier medical tourism hub. Bumrungrad International Hospital is one such institution. Find out how it continues to draw international patients in this report. 

Source: Thailand Business News (Reference: MCOT)

Trends in medical tourism: Spotlight on Bumrungrad International Hospital| กุมภาพันธ์ 2557

Thailand's success in the global medical marketplace is mainly due to the hugely successful Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, a company traded on the Thai stock exchange. 
The hospital, whose name translates as 'care for the people', prides itself on being a 5-star facility in terms of its services, its international team of medical professionals, and its state-of-the-art technology. 
Source:  Shimadzu Magazine Momentum

Health tourism boosts Thai economy| มกราคม 2557

In just four years the amount of money medical tourists have spent in Thailand has more than doubled.
Last year the government launched a programme to make the country the Medical Hub of Asia by 2016.
Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok
Source: Alijazeera.com

Obamacare, Thai Style.| พฤศจิกายน 2556

As many Americans scramble to understand and take advantage of the new health care legislation, now that Obamacare is going to remain on the scene for at least another year, there is one insurance carrier that is offering such premier coverage, for so little cost, that it is having trouble finding customers who believe it’s legitimate. To add to the problem, it’s not even an American company, but has its main office in Brisbane, Australia. And if you need medical treatment, you don’t get it at home – you go to Thailand for it. 

Source: www.rootsweb.co

How to Cut the Cost of Your Hospital Stay by Two-Thirds!| พฤศจิกายน 2556

A country that is blessed with both gorgeous scenery and people, and some of the most cost-effective and Western-trained medical practitioners in the world, Thailand should be your destination for inexpensive medical or cosmetic procedures this winter.  

Source: www.rootsweb.co 

Medical Tourism: Overseas and Under the Knife| พฤศจิกายน 2556

The Rise of Surgical Tourism: 
Over the past decade, medical tourism has become big business, complete with packages, resort-like accommodations, and travel agents. There are now 100 or more specialty companies, like PlanetHospital, 360 Global Health, and MedVoy, that pair patients with overseas surgeons and hospitals, charging them a percentage of the overall procedure costs. They usually offer trips to major health care facilities – like Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok

Source: Men's Journal

Thailand the top destination for medical tourists| พฤศจิกายน 2556

The largest private hospital in Southeast Asia, Bumrungrad is the unofficial leader of medical tourism in Thailand, itself the most popular destination for medical travelers in the world, though accurate data on this fast-growing industry remain elusive

Source:  Canadian Medical Assoc Journal (CMAJ)

Top 10 Global Hospitals| พฤศจิกายน 2556

Bumrungrad International hospital has been named one of the most reputed names in Top 10 Global Hospitals by Businessreviewaustralia.com 

"Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand: It is probably best known for medical tourism, and is the biggest private hospital in Southeast Asia. It treats over a million patients every year, and has its own travel agency for extending visas and providing translators for foreigners. Internationally accredited, the Bumrungrad International Hospital boasts of world class luxurious facilities. It accomplished the Thailand Quality Class Recognition Award in 2008, and has won a number of accolades internationally. The hospital represents virtually of all the specialties and subspecialties of medicine, and is regarded as a "one-stop" centre for medical services internationally."

Source: Businessreviewaustralia.com

Delta Sky Inflight Magazine |

World class medical health care.

livingprepared.com| กันยายน 2552

Health insurance is a necessary evil or is it?

Bruce Pearson, a 61-year-old plant nursery owner in Boynton Beach, Fla., was desperate for relief from excruciating back pain. Worried that his health insurance might not cover treatment, he searched the Web for options—finally choosing to have spinal stenosis surgery in Thailand. Pearson's total bill: $4,618.03 for services that would have cost him at least $14,000 out of pocket at home.

So pleased was Pearson with his care by a U.S.-trained doctor at Bangkok's Bumrungrad International Medical Center that he says unless it's an emergency and he can't travel to Thailand, he won't seek treatment in the United States again. "I will crawl back to Bumrungrad if I have to," he says.

patientsbeyondborders.com| กันยายน 2552

Medical tourism takes flight

IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS, THE CREAKY Barron's staff has replaced a hip, two knees and undergone various nips and tucks. Based on average prices, these cost a total of at least $100,000. But abroad, say in Singapore, the tab would have been about $50,000, including stays in a private room, airfare and a vacation for the patients and their companions. Elsewhere in Asia, medical care is even cheaper. That's why more U.S. insurers are considering financing treatment for Americans willing to travel abroad.


knowledge.wharton| กันยายน 2552

Expanding the footprint of offshore healthcare

It's been called the Mecca of medical tourism. For the past 10 years, Thailand's Bumrungrad International Hospital has been wooing patients from Boston to Bahrain with a combination of lower-cost, state-of-the-art medical care along with service worthy of a five-star hotel.
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magazine.jhu.edu| สิงหาคม 2552

High cost creating medical tourists

Ravi Aron tells the following true story, with the central figure’s identity made vague to protect his privacy. A business consultant retired early, then found he needed heart surgery, a triple bypass. The bill for the procedure plus treatment for some co-morbidities was projected to be six figures. The man was too young for Medicare and his private insurance was going to leave him with a huge co-pay. Then a physician he had known for a long time told him of an alternative, a hospital in Thailand, Bumrungrad International.


Wordpress.com| สิงหาคม 2552

Top chefs prepare tasty menus

Who says hospitalization needs to be stressful? In Asia, where there is a strong tradition of personal care and hospitality, medieval menus are fast being put away and there is there is an aroma of wellness in the air!

etravelasia.net| สิงหาคม 2552

My wife and I have had major plastic surgery done in Bumrungrad. The results have been exceptional," says Dan. "Our surgeon was Dr. Tongtip. She is eminently qualified. We redundantly tracked down her credentials here in the US and found her perfect.


mis-asia.com| กรกฎาคม 2552

The Mecca of medical tourism

Establishing a model of the world’s first truly global hospital, Thailand’s Bumrungrad International Hospital has digitized many aspects of hospital work, saving lives, money and enhancing its ability to process health information.


knoxnews.com| สิงหาคม 2551

Knox woman's Thailand trip leaves her in stitches - by design
By Kristi L. Nelson

Sherrie Wilcox returned from her recent trip overseas with a few souvenirs: a pretty scarf, a pink bracelet, a 4-inch abdominal incision.

Fastcompany.com| พฤษภาคม 2551

Why Americans Are Going Abroad for Health Care?
By Greg Lindsay

This doesn't look like a hospital," says Ruben Toral, showing me around. "It feels more like a hotel or an upscale mall." After studying the gleaming lobby of Bumrungrad International for a minute or two, I'm inclined to agree.


National Geographic| เมษายน 2551

New Robot Pharmacist

A drug-dispensing robot is filling many of the prescriptions at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. Makers say the machine is more reliable than humans.

Business Week| มีนาคม 2551

More U.S. health insurers are slashing costs by sending policyholders overseas for pricey procedures.

Gulfnews.com| กันยายน 2550

Where Abdul Rahman found a new life as energetic seven-year-old.

Bangkokpost.com| กันยายน 2550

Ounce of prevention: Competition in Thailand's booming private health-care industry now extends to the basic check-up, so it's wise to shop around.

Asia Inc| พฤษภาคม 2549

Bangkok's Bumrungrad hospital is exporting its brand of health tourism to the region and beyond.

Newsweek| ตุลาคม 2549

Operation Vacation: Hospitals around the world are drawing new patients with topnotch doctors, high-tech equipment and low costs. These 10 are leaders in their fields.



Mixing pleasure and health for low-cost, high-quality care. With spending on health care in America topping $2 trillion, Americans are looking at overseas care as an alternative even for complex procedures like heart surgery

Travel + Leisure| กรกฎาคม 2549

State-of-the-art hospitals from Bangkok to Cape Town are luring American travelers with low prices and packages that include side trips to local attractions. But are they safe? Louisa Kamps reports.

Washington Post| กันยายน 2550

Operation Vacation: Big Savings Have More Overseas Travelers Mixing Surgery With Sightseeing.

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