Patients Beyond Borders Korea Edition offers an in-depth overview of Korea’s 23 international hospitals, selected health travel agents, guest accommodations, and essential travel... More > information.
Its four sections provide detailed guidance on budgeting and planning a medical journey; thorough descriptions of fully accredited hospitals catering to the international patient; useful information on traveling in Korea; and extensive resources for medical travelers. “Korea's favorable climate and relatively short flying times are attracting an increasing number of North American patients,” says author Josef Woodman. “And the more than one million North Americans of Korean descent—many uninsured—are finding Korea a high-quality, affordable alternative to healthcare in the US.”< Less
Following the success of the flagship “Patients Beyond Borders Singapore Edition,” published in July 2007, the Second Edition has now been released. The 250-page guidebook features a... More > fully updated and revised in-depth overview of Singapore's hospitals and clinics serving international patients. Considered one of the world’s top medical travel destinations, Singapore attracts more than 410,000 international patients to its hospitals and treatment centers and the country boasts 15 JCI-accredited hospitals. In 2000, Singapore’s healthcare system was ranked the best in Asia and sixth best in the world by the World Health Organization (the U.S. was ranked thirty-sixth).
"With its unparalleled medical and accreditation infrastructure, I couldn't think of a better venue than Singapore for the launch of the Patients Beyond Borders Special Editions," said author Josef Woodman.< Less
Patients Beyond Borders Malaysia Edition was produced in collaboration with Malaysia's Tourism Ministry and is supported by hospitals and related organizations. The 240-page guidebook features 16... More > color pages and offers an in-depth overview of Malaysia’s 20+ international hospitals, selected health travel agents, recovery and guest accommodations, and area travel information.
Located centrally between Singapore and Thailand and with some of the best healthcare in Asia, Malaysia receives visitors from more than 30 countries throughout the region and the world. Prices for procedures in Malaysia are on par with popular medical travel destinations of India and Thailand. Malaysia's favorable climate and English-speaking culture attracts medical travelers from the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.< Less
Produced in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand and supported by hospitals and related government and private organizations, the 244-page guidebook will features 32 color pages and... More > offers an in-depth overview of Thailand’s international hospitals, selected health travel agents, nearby recovery and guest accommodations, and area travel information.
"As one of the original countries to support and promote medical tourism, it’s easy to see why Thailand’s excellent healthcare system and unsurpassed hospitality have positioned Thailand as a robust destination for medical and wellness travel,” says author Josef Woodman.
Last year Thailand hospitals welcomed 1.2 million patients from more than 190 countries for a wide variety of procedures, including 60,000 Americans! Costs of medical procedures in Thailand are typically 30–80% lower than those in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.< Less
Patients Beyond Borders, the best-selling consumer reference guide for medical tourism, has collaborated with the Barbados Fertility Center to create this 32-page, full-color, interactive digital... More > publication and eBook. FOCUS ON: Barbados Fertility Center will be accessible, free of charge, from a variety of sources, including the Patients Beyond Borders Web site, BFC's Web site, Kindle and other eBook readers, iPhone and other mobile devices, medical, business, and reference libraries worldwide, and distribution through all popular social networks.
Barbados Fertility Center (BFC), located in Christ Church, Barbados, is an internationally renowned, JCI-accredited center of excellence, specializing in all aspects of infertility management. Its unique approach offers couples a stress-reduced, holiday-style experience with state-of-the-art IVF and related procedures that have resulted in high success rates for couples unable to conceive a child for a year or more.< Less
Japan’s first and only JCI-accredited hospital, Kameda boasts a 350-year history through eleven generations of the Kameda family. The 925-bed medical center is one of the largest private... More > hospitals in Japan and is nationally accredited as well as ISO certified. While principally serving citizens of Japan and the immediate region, KMC also serves the medical traveler, welcoming more than 200 international patients in 2009. More than 10% of its 450 fulltime physicians have had postgraduate training abroad, mostly in the United States.
"We look forward to participating in this dynamic new program," says John Wocher, executive vice president and director of International Patient Services at KMC. "This effort will allow us to proactively promote our facility to the international traveler with up-to-date, interactive information on our medical specialties, pricing, and the quality and safety of our medical services."< Less
Located in the heart of Dubai, Dubai Healthcare City is one of the world’s largest healthcare developments, at 4.1 million square feet. DHCC is home to two JCI-accredited hospitals, more than... More > 90 medical centers that follow stringent standards in healthcare delivery, and over 150 healthcare commercial providers. With over 2,000 medical professionals, DHCC hosts some of the leading healthcare providers in the UAE.
“Centrally located at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Dubai now boasts 25 American-accredited JCI hospitals, facilities and programs – nearly half of all the JCI accredited programs in the UAE,” said Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders. “With its culturally compatible surroundings and accessible, convenient tourism infrastructure, Dubai Healthcare City is poised to become a leading medical travel destination for patients near and far.”< Less
Established in June 1989 by Hyundai Group founder Chung Ju-Yung (also known as Asan), the mission of Asan Medical Center (AMC) was to create a hospital with an emphasis on "caring for life and... More > sharing with those in need and pain." Today the main facility—one of the largest hospital campuses in the world—encompasses more than 4 million square feet and houses over 2,700 beds.
“Korea has some of the best healthcare and medical infrastructure in the world, and Asan Medical Center has clearly secured its place as one of the country’s leading providers,” says Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders. “Revered for its high success rates with organ transplantation and treatment of cancer and vascular disease, Asan is also well known for its disease-prevention and health screening programs. And the savings are substantial—averaging 20% to 60% less than US costs.”< Less
Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, this award-winning healthcare campus boasts many of Thailand’s top doctors, including physicians trained at Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Clinic,... More > Stanford, MD Anderson, and the Mayo Clinic. Over 200 have been US board-certified.
Established in 1980, Bumrungrad’s main facility now measures 1 million square feet and houses a 554-bed tertiary-care hospital, advanced imaging department, ISO-certified laboratory, clinical research center, and medical heliport. The hospital offers 30 specialty centers and has the resources and capacity to meet all patient needs on one campus, within days rather than weeks. During the past decade, more than 3 million patients from 190 countries have traveled to Bumrungrad for its combination of medical quality, efficiency, value, and Thai hospitality, making it one of the world’s most popular destinations for medical travelers.< Less
Just under a 40-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport is Sime Darby Medical Center Subang Jaya, a private hospital that not only has served community residents for more than a quarter... More > of a century but also has become increasingly the choice of international patients, whom through word of mouth and medical referrals, have come to know first hand the hospital’s holistic emphasis on ensuring the availability of the latest medical technologies and therapies for diagnosing and treating a broad range of medical conditions and disease.
Each year, more health travelers come to Sime Darby to seek treatment for world-class medical care at affordable rates far lower than what would be possible in other nations, especially the United States. The editors of Patients Beyond Borders invite you to learn more about Sime Darby’s facilities, specialties, and achievements in this special edition of Patients Beyond Borders Focus On.< Less