BridgeHealth International Announces Partnership with Medical Travel provider - Medtral New Zealand

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Medical tourism intermediary BridgeHealth International, the nation's premier provider of medical travel services, today announced a ground-breaking partnership with Medtral New Zealand, provider of world-class, affordable healthcare.

This partnership represents an unparalleled opportunity for our clients to gain access to high quality medical procedures in a friendly, first world country that is internationally praised for its green, clean practices

BridgeHealth Medical, Inc.
BridgeHealth International , the nation's premier provider of medical travel services, today announced a ground-breaking partnership with medical travel provider Medtral New Zealand, provider of world-class, affordable healthcare. With all-inclusive travel and medical treatment packages to New Zealand, Medtral's services will serve as part of BridgeHealth's ever-expanding and comprehensive network of medical travel options.

"This partnership represents an unparalleled opportunity for our clients to gain access to high quality medical procedures in a friendly, first world country that is internationally praised for its green, clean practices," says Victor Lazzaro, Jr., CEO of BridgeHealth. "Through our comprehensive network, they can have procedures performed in top-flight facilities by medical specialists who speak English as their first language and who have typically received their specialist training in either North America, the United Kingdom, as well as New Zealand."

New Zealand is highly accessible for patients residing on the west coast of the United States-- with daily 12-hour direct flights -- and offers world-class medical treatment at a significantly lower cost than the comparable U.S. procedure.

"New Zealand is not only one of the most affordable destinations for medical care, but it also offers a location that is culturally familiar to most Americans and Canadians, with extraordinary tourism opportunities, including stunning scenery, winery tours, golf, and fly fishing," says Edward Watson, M.D., executive chairman for Medtral. " As recent patients from the US have said, their medical experience in New Zealand has been life changing".

Medtral New Zealand will offer BridgeHealth clients services including travel, accommodation, hospital procedures, and post-operative care at New Zealand's premier private medical facilities and contingency insurance. Adhering to Quality Health New Zealand (QHNZ) and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) accreditation standards, this extensive network of hospitals provides a world-class experience and service for BridgeHealth International's patients.

Medtral New Zealand's medical procedures include (among others):

  •     Total Hip Joint replacement
  •     Total Knee Joint replacement
  •     Hip Resurfacing
  •     Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
  •     Robotic Prostatectomy
  •     Kidney and liver transplants
  •     In vitro fertilization

"We are excited about the prospects of working with a forward-thinking organization like BridgeHealth because they have served as pioneers in the medical travel field by offering affordable access to some of the best accredited hospitals and qualified physicians in the world," Watson concludes. "Both BridgeHealth and Medtral share the same philosophy of saving consumers, insurers, and employers significant costs without compromising quality."

About BridgeHealth Medical
BridgeHealth Medical (BridgeHealth) is the premier service provider in the burgeoning medical travel industry, founded with a vision "to create a trusted bridge to the world of medical care." BridgeHealth offers both US domestic and international networks and serves health plans, insurance carriers, employers, third party administrators, individuals accessing benefits via voluntary benefits plans, health and affinity card programs or Consumer Directed Health Care Plans (CDHP), and individual consumers seeking medical travel options.

About Medical Travel Provider: Medtral New Zealand:
Medtral New Zealand is the leading provider of medical travel in New Zealand for North American patients, providing world-class, non-acute care and treatment in some of the country's finest private hospitals. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Medtral New Zealand.

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