Care Starts Here: OSS Orthopaedic Hospital Sponsors 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, July 12, 2015 --( International patients, many of whom are looking beyond their local physicians or hospitals for hip or knee replacements, are pursuing surgery at OSS Orthopaedic Hospital, a sponsor the of the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

“No one wants to linger in pain any longer than they have to,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “But, for many in need of orthopedic care, money can be an object. The good news is that competitive fees at hospitals and the high quality of surgery have opened doors to patients who ordinarily might have put off elective procedures in the past.”

Stephano said sponsorship and close proximity to airports in Harrisburg and Philadelphia and the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region position Pennsylvania.-based OSS Health to attract not only more international health travelers, but also the employers, insurance companies, medical tourism facilitators, and travel and hospitality interests that will be in attendance at the Congress and looking to contract with the services offered by the hospital.

“Medical tourism is no longer limited to overseas travel; high insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket costs are redefining the industry,” said Stephano. “Americans in growing numbers are crossing state borders to find orthopedic care including treatments for the spine and joints, hand and upper extremities, feet and ankles, shoulders and sports medicine injuries.”

When they arrive at OSS Orthopaedic Hospital they are greeted by four state-of-the-art operating suites and 30 private patient rooms, all specifically dedicated to surgeries of the bones, muscles and joints. OSS Orthopaedic Hospital is also Joint Commission-Accredited, with Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for hip and knee replacement.

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
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803