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Medical Tourism Association® Recognizes Rollins College Professor for "Excellence in Research"

Dr. Marc Fetscherin, Developer of Medical Tourism Index, honored at 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Orlando, FL, October 09, 2015 --( For his efforts to provide international healthcare consumers with value-based treatment options, Dr. Marc Fetscherin, associate professor of international business and marketing at Rollins College, has been recognized for Excellence in Medical Tourism Research, the Medical Tourism Association® announced.

Dr. Fetscherin, a Cornell Distinguished Faculty, is the developer of the Medical Tourism Index, an undertaking of the International Healthcare Research Center that measures the attractiveness of a country for medical travel based on “Country Environment,” “Medical Tourism Costs,” and Destination Attractiveness,” as well as 34 underlying criteria.

“This instrument makes a significant contribution so far as providing unbiased information about medical tourism across the globe,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®, who announced the award at the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. “This information provides not only what patients need to know when planning a medical journey overseas, but is a valuable tool for governments, employers and insurance companies, hospitals and doctors, facilitators and related travel and hospitality industries throughout the world.”

Canada, the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore and Costa Rica were chosen the most attractive destinations for medical tourism in 2014. To register for a complete 2014 Medical Tourism Index, go to:

“Many countries are touting their healthcare services, costs, safety and security and locations to attract foreign patients,” said Marc Fetscherin. “IHRC – through the Medical Tourism Index and related analysis – serves as a trusted and evidence-based support mechanism to achieve their goals.”

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress accepts nominations to honor leadership, innovation, education, service and top facilities and destinations in the care and treatment of both international- and domestic-traveling patients. Stakeholders who make up the billion-dollar medical tourism industry are encouraged to forward news of tremendous performances that recognize customer-focused care, international quality and standards, patient safety and satisfaction, effective leadership and state-of-the-art technology within the calendar year 2015-2016. For complete information about award categories and the nominating process for significant contributions by staff, colleagues and facilities and organizations, go to:

The Medical Tourism Association® is host to the world’s largest medical tourism event: The 9th annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 25-28, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates at The association’s business-to-business educational platform regarding all industry information and up-to-date news can be found at and social network 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.
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Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803

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