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Medical Tourism Association® Recognizes Efforts of Middle East Healthcare Providers for Aiding Syrian Refugees

Private Hospital Association of Jordan Receives Global Healthcare Leadership Award at World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, in Orlando, Florida

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, October 28, 2015 --( For its ongoing role as an international destination for health and wellness travelers and significant humanitarian undertakings to treat Arab refugees injured in political conflicts, the Private Hospital Association of Jordan is a recipient of a Global Healthcare Leadership Award, the Medical Tourism Association announced today.

“The increasing demand for medical services from both international and regional patients is a challenge facing healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association®, at an awards ceremony during the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. “Healthcare providers under guidance from the Private Hospital Association of Jordan have not only grasped this reality, but expanded services to include treatment of some 250,000 patients annually. And that number is growing.”

In the meantime, despite the enormous burden put on the infrastructure of neighboring countries that welcome refugee populations, Stephano said Jordan has provided health services to some 1.4 million Syrians who have fled civil war in their homeland as well as accommodations for education, security, water and electricity.

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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1.561.791.2000, ext. 803

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