First Latin American Global Medicine Conference A Resounding Success

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“The feedback has been overwhelming from our group of over 40 people that Costa Rican Medical Care brought down from the states,” said Tim Morales, President of Costa Rican Medical Care. “We were fortunate to have some of the biggest players in the self-insured market and employee benefits, and some of the larger HSA administrators, looking into medical tourism to help save their clients money on health care. Everyone came away with a new understanding of the quality of medical care people can receive in Costa Rica.”

Costa Rica hosted the First Latin American Global Medicine Conference in its capital city of San Jose, and over 450 people from the USA, Mexico, Central and South America attended, along with over 80 exhibitors such as JCI-accredited hospitals, dental clinics, recovery centers, and hotels.

“The feedback has been overwhelming from our group of over 40 people that Costa Rican Medical Care brought down from the states,” said Tim Morales, President of Costa Rican Medical Care. “We were fortunate to have some of the biggest players in the self-insured market and employee benefits, and some of the larger HSA administrators, looking into medical tourism to help save their clients money on health care. Everyone came away with a new understanding of the quality of medical care people can receive in Costa Rica.”

The conference started out with addresses by Costa Rican Minister of Competitiveness Mr. Jorge Woodbridge; Allen Flores, Minister of Tourism; Dr. Ana Cecilia Morice, Minister of Health; Minister to the President, Rodrigo Arias; and Dr. Jorge Cortes, President of PROMED.

Former White House health care advisor, Roy Ramthun, discussed the recently enacted health reforms in the U.S. and their implications for medical tourism. The conference offered many different workshops of interest as well.

“We would like to thank all of the many people that went into organizing the event, especially Hernan Campos, Massimo Manzi, and Mauricio Sanchez Gomez. We would also like to thank the event sponsors CADEXCO (Chamber of Exporters of Costa Rica), PROMED (Council for the International Promotion of Costa Rica Medicine), PROCOMER (Promoter of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica), ICT (Institute of Tourism), Programa Nacional de Competitividad (National Competitiveness Program), and the many other sponsors that helped make this show a great success. We look forward to participating in this event for years to come,” said Tim Morales.

If you would like more information on travel to Costa Rica for medical or dental care or would like to offer this option to your clients, please contact Costa Rican Medical Care at 262-348-1300, or visit http://www.costaricanmedicalcare.com.

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