Healthbase Announces Partnership with JCI Accredited Philippine Hospital Boosting Medical Tourism

Newton, MA (PressExposure) September 06, 2008 -- Healthbase, the leading award-winning medical tourism provider has partnered with Philippines based The Medical City (TMC) in order to bring greater options to Americans, Canadians and others looking for affordable, timely and high quality medical treatments.

Boston-based medical travel facilitator, Healthbase Online Inc. has partnered with The Medical City (TMC), a JCI-accredited multi-specialty hospital in the Philippines to provide uninsured and underinsured Americans, Canadians and others with more affordable global healthcare solutions.

"We are excited to have The Medical City onboard," says Saroja Mohanasundaram, CEO of Healthbase. "TMC is a renowned healthcare provider that has shown its commitment to providing top-notch medical care for the last 41 years. Our collaboration with them will prove to be very beneficial for our customers throughout the world who now have even greater options to choose from for their health care needs. TMC has world-class facilities, is experienced in serving international patients, is safe for our customers to travel to and offers a significant cost advantage," adds Mohanasundaram.

The award-winning ("Best Website for Accessing International Medical Information for Patients/Consumers" awarded by Consumer Health World 2007) medical tourism company, Healthbase connects patients to low-cost high quality medical care and dental care worldwide. Healthbase's partner hospitals are located in the Philippines, India, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Panama, Costa Rica, Brazil and Mexico.

According to Margaret Bengzon, Head of Strategic Services Group at The Medical City, "We are looking forward to partnering with Healthbase in delivering the unique TMC brand of healthcare to the international patient. Working together with Healthbase, an organization of international repute in the global healthcare industry, we are confident that we can establish the Philippines in general and TMC in particular as preferred destinations of the growing number of medical travelers."

TMC, a Manila-based tertiary health care facility, is accredited by the JCI for obtaining and maintaining the highest international standards of quality for healthcare organizations. Being JCI accredited, TMC has state-of-the-art health care facilities and technology. Its health care standards, professionalism and quality of doctors rival those found in the best hospitals in the United States.

The Medical City offers surgical services in the departments of General Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Orthopedics, Thoracic Cardiac and Vascular Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Psychiatry among others. TMC also offers diagnostics and ancillary services like Pathology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Radiation Oncology and Chemotherapy. It has a distinguished medical staff of over 1,000 physicians and surgeons supported by 2,100 allied medical and administrative staff, all serving some 40,000 inpatients and 380,000 outpatients a year.

Healthbase serves the American, Canadian, European, African, Asian, Middle-Eastern and Asia Pacific markets, and offers more than 200 procedures at over 40 hospitals in 14 countries worldwide.

About Healthbase Online Inc

Healthbase, an award-winning Boston-based medical tourism and dental tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical and dental choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world. Healthbase coordinates over 200 major surgeries overseas like hip resurfacing in India, hip replacement, cardiac procedures abroad, knee replacement overseas, spine surgery in India, lap band in Mexico, dental surgery abroad, laparoscopic procedures, cosmetic surgery, etc. for a fraction of the cost in the US with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbase’s partner healthcare facilities are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico and USA, and are expanding to Taiwan, Argentina, El Salvador and Guatemala. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. Healthbase caters to the needs of individual consumers, self-insured businesses, insurance carriers and third party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. To learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email info.hb @ or visit

Mumtaz Pachisa
Healthbase Media Relations
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Press Release Submitted On: September 06, 2008 at 12:05 am
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