World-Class Partner: Tenet Healthcare Sponsoring World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

Hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, government policy makers, employers, insurance executives, healthcare buyers and related travel and hospitality interests converge, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, June 26, 2015 --( Tenet Healthcare Corporation, the nation’s second-largest hospital network, is sponsoring the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

“The potential to meet and establish partnerships with like-minded healthcare organizations, governments, insurance providers and international physicians interested in enhancing patient access to quality medical care is an opportunity we want to be part of,” said Caswell Walford, market director of International Strategies & Development, Florida Region, at Tenet Healthcare Corporation. “When new relationships are forged and existing ones are solidified, patients have more means to outstanding hospitals, excellent physicians and innovative technologies that may not always be available within their communities.”

In the last six years, Tenet has invested more than $600 million in advanced clinical systems to improve the patient experience. As one of the largest hospital networks in Florida, Tenet, which operates 80 general acute care hospitals, 18 short-stay surgical facilities and more than 400 outpatient centers in the United States, has become a destination of choice for international patients.

“For the increasing number of patients who seek treatment abroad, Tenet has added new meaning to the term world-class healthcare,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “Our ongoing relationship with Tenet and its annual participation in the Congress is supported by evidence of the growing awareness of medical tourism and the number of patients who benefit from timely, affordable and first-rate healthcare services.”

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 3nd 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 or register at

About the Medical Tourism Association®
As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors researching the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects.
Medical Tourism Association
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