Patients Beyond Borders® Launches Dubai Healthcare City Edition™

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First edition addressing medical tourism in the Middle East to be introduced at Arabian Travel Market conference

With its culturally compatible surroundings and accessible, convenient tourism infrastructure, Dubai Healthcare City is poised to become a leading medical travel destination for patients near and far.

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) and Healthy Travel Media are pleased to announce the official release of Patients Beyond Borders: Dubai Healthcare City Edition, which will be published in English and Arabic for international distribution. Supported by DHCC, the 156-page guidebook offers an in-depth overview of JCI-accredited hospitals, selected health travel agents, accommodations, and essential travel information for one of the world’s top medical travel destinations. The book will be formally launched on May 1, 2012, at the Arabian Travel Market 2012 in Dubai.

Located in the heart of Dubai, DHCC is one of the world’s largest healthcare developments, at 4.1 million square feet. DHCC is home to two JCI-accredited hospitals, more than 100 medical centers that follow stringent standards in healthcare delivery, and more than 180 healthcare support providers. With over 3,500 medical professionals, DHCC hosts some of the leading healthcare providers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Among DHCC’s currently operational medical centers and diagnostic laboratories are: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center, Dubai Bone & Joint Center, German Medical Center, London Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Magrabi Eye Hospital, Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, Nicolas and Asp University College, and The City Hospital. Several world-renowned pharmaceutical companies are also based in DHCC, such as AstraZeneca, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi Aventis, and Pfizer.

“Centrally located at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa, Dubai now boasts 25 American-accredited hospitals, facilities, and programs—nearly half of all the JCI-accredited programs in the UAE,” says Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders. “With its culturally compatible surroundings and accessible, convenient tourism infrastructure, Dubai Healthcare City is poised to become a leading medical travel destination for patients near and far.”

“Dubai Healthcare City has made great strides in recent years, and we are pleased to be partnering with Healthy Travel Media to produce Patients Beyond Borders: Dubai Healthcare City Edition,” says Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, managing director for DHCC. “In line with our vision to attract medical tourism to Dubai, we are confident the world’s leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism will bring even greater awareness of DHCC as a world-class medical center to healthcare consumers throughout the region and the world.”

Woodman, an advocate of affordable, high-quality medical care for healthcare consumers and author of Patients Beyond Borders: Dubai Healthcare City Edition, will be on hand to officially launch both the English and Arabic editions at Arabian Travel Market 2012, which takes place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center from 30 April–3 May. The event, held this year under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, historically attracts more than 22,000 healthcare industry professionals from around the world.

About Dubai Healthcare City
Established in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, DHCC was created to meet the region’s demand for high-quality, patient-centered healthcare. Today DHCC, the world’s first healthcare free-zone, is home to two hospitals and more than 100 outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories, and offers services in 86+ specialties. DHCC is also planning the development of a 19-million-square-foot Wellness Community, which will serve as the regional center for preventive and integrative medicine.

Dubai Healthcare City
Tel: +971 4 324.5555
Email: info(at)dhcc(dot)ae
Web: http://www.dhcc.ae

About Patients Beyond Borders
Patients Beyond Borders, based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, video, online, mobile, and social networking information and applications for healthcare consumers seeking the best global options in medical care. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, soon to be published in its Third Edition, is the world’s leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism. Country Editions, City Editions, and Facility Editions help healthcare consumers make informed choices in searching, vetting, and obtaining safe, high-quality, affordable healthcare around the world.

For more information or media queries, please contact:
Judy Orchard, communications manager
Tel: +1 919 924.0636
Email: jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com
Web: http://www.patientsbeyondborders.com

Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy of Patients Beyond Borders: Dubai Healthcare City Edition or any other title from our library. Please contact jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com.

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