West Palm Beach, FL, September 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- A non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, 559-bed Catholic facility, Holy Cross Hospital has provided its community with innovative, compassionate and exceptional healthcare for over 55 years. Holy Cross now has opened its doors to the world, breaking down the borders that shouldn’t exist between patients and exceptional healthcare.
Through their International Services program, Holy Cross provides service to international patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their multicultural staff understands the needs of international patients who seek care in a foreign country. The organization is fully dedicated to making patients and their family members feel as welcome and comfortable as possible with special consideration to their cultural needs.
“Holy Cross Hospital is excited to attend the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress to inform the international healthcare community that the exceptional, award-winning care we have provided for over 55 years is now available to the rest of the world,” said Dr. Francisco Gonzalez, Director, Holy Cross Hospital International Services.
“As a member of Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional Catholic health system located in 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida, Holy Cross Hospital hopes to increase awareness within the international healthcare community regarding our long-standing tradition of innovative, award-winning care, centered around compassion for our patients. We were the first hospital in our community to earn a Magnet Nursing status, which nationally recognizes the best in professional nursing and patient care, and we have maintained this level of care over time. For years, we have nurtured a ‘culture of inclusion’ in which all persons are welcomed, valued and celebrated; we are able to offer this to our international patients as we provide care with special consideration of their cultural needs,” he added.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, Holy Cross Hospital has once again been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and high performing in orthopedics, gynecology, geriatrics and urology.
The 5th World Medical Tourism Congress, South Florida October 24-26th, will be fully integrated for the first time with the Employer Healthcare Congress, one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. The event will also integrate the 3rd Global Benefits Conference, gathering employers, international insurance companies, foreign governments and anyone involved in purchasing and providing expatriate health insurance coverage.
“This year’s congresses have the most extensive agenda of any other international healthcare and insurance conferences known. We have brought in some amazing keynote speakers including the President of the AMA, Directors of Global Benefits for Google, Yahoo and American Express, among other expert speakers,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association.
This integrated networking platform will allow all participants to connect prior to the event and pre-schedule one-on-one meetings in order to maximize the experience at the congress.
Successfully entering its fifth year, this gala gathering of world leaders attracts participation from over 90 countries from various sectors including government representatives, global healthcare leaders, insurance industry giants, medical tourism industry stakeholders and healthcare management professionals.