Gold Standard: Joint Commission International Sponsors 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

International delegates to converge on Orange County Convention Center, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, June 22, 2015 --( An organization has proven a commitment to a globally recognized, time-tested and comprehensive level of quality when validated by the Joint Commission International, a sponsor of the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

“Nothing speaks louder to a compliance with safety standards and an adherence to practices that improve performance and outcomes in the treatment of patients than accreditation and certification by the Joint Commission International,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “The continued success of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress has been heightened by our ongoing relationship with JCI and our mutual pledge to provide leadership and solutions to hospitals, health systems, government ministries, public health agencies, academic institutions, and businesses that strive to achieve peak performance in patient care.”

Established to respond to a growing demand around the world for standards-based evaluation of quality in healthcare, JCI today accredits or certifies more than 700 healthcare organizations and clinical care programs in more than 100 countries. JCI is the international arm of the Joint Commission, which has worked for more than 50 years to improve the quality and safety of health care services. As the largest accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States, the Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 healthcare organizations through a voluntary process and is recognized as a leader in all aspects of safe, high-quality care.

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress attracts some 3,000 key stakeholders – hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, employers, government policy makers, insurance executives, facilitators, and hospitality and tourism interests – from across the globe to share their experiences and identify and solve issues that bear significantly on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to:

The Congress agenda features the 6th Ministerial Summit, Global, the 4th Medical Directors Summit, the 3rd Global Women’s Leadership Summit, regional and industry forums, and educational workshops included among more than 1,000 networking meetings for up to 200 qualified buyers of healthcare. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at

About the Medical Tourism Association®
The Medical Tourism Association® is the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization for the medical tourism and healthcare industry made up of top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment.
Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803