Friday, March 20, 2009

Miami Healthcare Mecca

Miami Today and Baptist Health System organized a roundtable “Miami: International healthcare Mecca.” 
The panel included Allen Brenteson, Baptist’s corporate VP international; David Angelone, CEO of UnitedHeath Group Int’s Cross Border Solutions; and Patricia Ziomek, a principal partner for S & Z Co.

Check out videos from the event featuring Baptist's own Allen Brenteson!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Florida's Medical Tourism is Thriving

Florida's medical facilities are helping foreigners seeking healthcare services which are too costly or have a long waiting list in their home country. 400,000 foreign residents visited the U.S. for medical tourism in 2008. Collectively, these foreign patients spent $5 billion on treatments which would have been more expensive or unavaliable in their country. 
Many Florida hospitals are beginning to offer special services for international patients, including help applying for tourist visas, scheduling flights and booking hotels. 
Baptist Health of Miami treats 12,000 foreigners per year. Most of these foreign patients are seeking treatment from specialists in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and gastroenterology. 
Baptist Health of Miami is working to provide healthcare for those who need it, even if the services are not offered in the patient's home country.