San Juan, Puerto Rico (PressExposure) June 19, 2009 -- HIMAHEALTH, a service provided by Puerto Rico hospital group Grupo HIMA San Pablo, will now offer Americans an affordable alternative to high healthcare costs just a short flight away in the U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Offering cutting-edge technology, HIMAHEALTH hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission (JC) and staffs their facilities with U.S. educated and board certified world-class physicians.
HIMAHEALTH services include cardiovascular surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neuro and spine surgery and oncology. Cutting-edge treatments, such as CyberKnifeÂ® treatments, da VinciÂ® robotic surgery and equipment such as the AquilionÂ® ONE are available.
A report published by Deloitte Center For Health Solutions in 2009, states that 43 percent of Americans say that they would be likely to travel out of their local area to undergo a test or procedure if it would cost 50 percent less. According to the Ypartnership/Yankelovich Inc. 2009 National Travel MONITORSM, four in ten leisure travelers cite cost savings as a reason for seeking offshore medical care.
âPatients are already traveling for medical care to places as far away as India and Singapore. It makes sense to travel a shorter distance for the same quality of care on U.S. soil in Puerto Rico,â says Armando Rodriguez, M.H.A., Executive Vice President â Grupo HIMA San Pablo âHIMAHEALTH is dedicated to abiding by stringent ethical principles in all aspects of patient care while offering affordable medicine for patients.â
A bilingual HIMAHEALTH concierge team coordinates all aspects of patient travel. The concierge assists with answering medical inquiries, arranging appointments, formulating personal medical packages and coordinating ground transportation and accommodations.
HIMAHEALTH HIMAHEALTH in Puerto Rico is redefining the term âglobal health care,â meeting the needs of millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans by providing quality health services at a fraction of U.S. mainland cost. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission (JC), and staffed by U.S.-trained and board certified physicians, HIMAHEALTH offers quality medical care. Hospital specializations include cardiovascular surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neuro and spine surgery, and oncology. Just a quick, direct flight away from over 20 U.S. cities and with no passport required for U.S. citizens, HIMAHEALTH is a convenient and affordable alternative for U.S. patients. To learn more about HIMAHEALTH visit http://www.himahealth.com.
Editors Note: Physician bios, images and interviews available upon request.