Nassau, The Bahamas (PressExposure) October 01, 2012 -- Every year, thousands of patients from the U.S. and Canada travel to the Bahamas to receive affordable, world-class health care. The Bahamas Medical Center, a newly opened, full-service hospital, aims to meet this growing need by catering to the unique needs of its international patients by providing the high-quality health care services of world-renowned specialists.
"We recognize that skyrocketing U.S. medical costs have forced many patients to pursue more affordable health care alternatives outside of the U.S.," said Charles Sealy, CEO of Doctors Hospital Health System, which created the Bahamas Medical Center. "With savings of 30 to 50 percent over U.S. prices for health care procedures, the Bahamas Medical Center offers our international patients the affordability they need without sacrificing the quality health care they deserve."
Staffed by a dedicated team of English-speaking, Board-Certified Physicians, the Bahamas Medical Center strives to ensure an understandable and comfortable experience for its international patients. In addition to providing excellent care, patients at the Bahamas Medical Center have access to some of the most advanced medical equipment in the world. This state-of-the-art medical facility features a fully-staffed emergency room, medical lab, operating suite, recovery room, physical rehabilitation suite, and imaging department.
Since the Bahamas Medical Center is only a short 30-minute flight from Miami, it serves as a convenient medical tourism destination for patients traveling from the U.S. Sealy added, "Tourists from across the globe come to The Bahamas every year to experience our beautiful island and friendly culture. Now, they'll love our affordable health care too."
What sets the Bahamas Medical Center apart from other medical tourism destinations is its premier International Patient Program, which caters to patients seeking a truly personalized health care experience. To ensure a hassle-free medical travel experience, the Bahamas Medical Center assigns a dedicated concierge to each international patient. The concierge will help facilitate and coordinate every aspect of a patient's visit, from consultations, hospital admission and pre- and post- surgical care to travel, accommodations, tours and other activities.
"At the Bahamas Medical Center, our patients truly come first," said Barry Rassin, President of Doctors Hospital Health System and the Bahamas Medical Center. "We understand how important it is for our patients to feel comfortable and cared for while they are away from home. Our entire staff is committed to providing our patients with excellent medical care, delivered with our signature warmth and island hospitality. From the moment our international patients arrive at our medical center, they will experience more than just a hospital stay. They will experience a medical vacation."
As a division of Doctors Hospital Health System, the Bahamas Medical Center is a full-service hospital with access to more than 200 specialists in nearly every area of medicine. Its Board Certified Physicians are some of the world's leading doctors and provide services to patients in several specialty areas, including: dental, plastic/cosmetic surgery, bariatric surgery, HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound), women's health, OB/GYN, anti-aging, audiology, orthopedic surgery, IVF fertility, as well as an executive physical program.
To provide a more comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for its patients, the Bahamas Medical Center has been designed to feel more like an upscale, boutique hotel. Patients and their families can enjoy an on-site outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, as well as a quaint cafeteria featuring American and Bahamian favorites.
Many patients choose to plan extra time before or after their procedures to enjoy the natural beauty of The Bahamas. Located only five minutes from the beach, the Bahamas Medical Center offers patients and their families the chance to enjoy stunning white and pink sand beaches and the warm waters of the Caribbean. Visitors can spend their days golfing, boating or lounging at the beach, or find adventure by sport fishing, diving or snorkeling in the beautiful turquoise waters. Whether shopping for handicrafts at the island straw market, enjoying international shopping at a wide selection of duty-free shops or sampling the fresh island conch, lobster and fish, The Bahamas is a paradise waiting to be explored.
About Bahamas Medical Center:
The Bahamas Medical Center is a division of Doctors Hospital Health System in Nassau, Bahamas. It is the only health system in the Caribbean to be accredited by the Joint Commission International, representing the highest standards in international medical care. The Bahamas Medical Center is a full-service hospital which caters to the needs of international patients by offering the high-quality medical services of world-renowned specialists. Located on the western side of Nassau, the Bahamas Medical Center is conveniently located near the international airport, popular tourist hotels and the beach. For more information or to speak with a concierge regarding a medical vacation, please call toll-free at (866) 277-5054 or visit http://www.bahamasmedicalcenter.com.