Patient People: Bangkok Hospital Phuket Brings Taste of Thailand to 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 27, 2015 --( Looking to expand upon its network of clients who purchase healthcare services, Bangkok Hospital Phuket is sponsoring the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

Boontarika Kongpunya, a business development specialist for Bangkok Hospital Phuket, called the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress a signature international event.

“Many visitors come to Phuket and combine their holiday with the medical treatment of their choice,” she said. “The Medical Tourism Congress is a great opportunity to expand our service to tour operators.”

Bangkok Phuket Hospital, part of Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, the second-largest hospital network in the Asia-Pacific region, delivers world-class tertiary care across comprehensive sub-specialties including cardiology, orthopedic, ophthalmology, oncology, gynecology/obstetrics and colorectal disease to more than 90,000 medical tourism patients annually.

“Medical tourism continues to help drive Thailand’s economy,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “We are pleased to promote medical travel through our ongoing partnership with Bangkok Phuket Hospital, given its reputation for skilled and attentive service – including an entire wing that caters specifically to Japanese patients.”

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
Joseph Harkins
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