Cleveland Clinic to Release Patients Beyond Borders® Focus On™

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First US hospital to be featured in popular new digital publication for the medical traveler

Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy; please contact

“We hope the accessibility of this publication will allow us to reach an even greater number of international patients and provide them with reference data to make more informed healthcare choices.”

Patients Beyond Borders,® the best-selling consumer reference guide for medical tourism, is pleased to announce the March 2011 release of FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic, profiling one of the top international healthcare centers in the world.

Patients Beyond Borders FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic will provide global healthcare consumers with in-depth information on the hospital’s top specialties and doctors, achievements, accreditation, international concierge services, and patient case studies, as well as regional travel information.

Founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians and built on principles of “cooperation, compassion, and innovation,” Cleveland Clinic has earned a standing as one of the world’s most revered hospitals. With more than 2,000 salaried physicians and researchers, 120 medical specialties, and a network of medical facilities throughout northeast Ohio, Florida, Las Vegas (Nevada), Canada, and Abu Dhabi (UAE), the Clinic welcomes more than 3.7 million patients annually from the US and 103 other countries.

“Cleveland Clinic has served the international patient long before ‘medical tourism’ became a buzzword,” says Josef Woodman, CEO of Healthy Travel Media. “With a strong reputation for outstanding customer service, cost-effective care, and a commitment to excellence, Cleveland Clinic’s community of hospitals and specialty centers has much to offer the discerning global medical traveler.”

Cleveland Clinic caters to international clientele through its Global Patients Services department. The hospital’s “patients first” principle, coupled with special care from the International Center’s staff, make for a seamless medical travel experience. Services for international patients range from coordinating travel arrangements and arranging leisure activities for travel companions to providing translation services and catering to special cultural and dietary needs.

Today, Cleveland Clinic is home to some of the top-ranked specialty institutes in the world: the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart and Vascular Institute, the Digestive Disease Institute, the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, the multidisciplinary Neurological Institute, and the Orthopedic and Rheumatologic Institute, which have helped to consistently earn Cleveland Clinic the coveted U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Hospitals Award¹ and, in 2009/2010, the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award.

“We are pleased to be collaborating with Patients Beyond Borders to produce FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic,” says Dr. William Ruschhaupt, MD, chairman of Global Patient Services and staff physician at the Cleveland Clinic Department of Cardiovascular Medicine. “We hope the accessibility of this publication will allow us to reach an even greater number of international patients and provide them with reference data to make more informed healthcare choices.

FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic will be accessible from a variety of sources, including the Patients Beyond Borders website, Cleveland Clinic’s website, Kindle, GoogleBooks, Apple iBooks and other eBook readers, iPhone and other mobile devices, medical, business, and reference libraries worldwide, and all popular social networks.

For more information on Cleveland Clinic, please contact:
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44195
Tel: 216 444.2200 – Main Number
Tel: 216 444.6404 – International Services
Email: interna(at)ccf(dot)org

About Healthy Travel Media
Healthy Travel Media, based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, video, online, mobile, and social networking information and applications on medical, health, and wellness travel. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Second Edition, is the world’s leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism and is filled with authoritative, accessible advice. Country editions, city editions, and individual facility editions help healthcare consumers make informed choices toward successful medical travel.

For more information or media queries, please contact:
Judy Orchard, communications manager
Tel: +1 919 545.0668
Email: jorchard(at)patientsbeyondborders(dot)com

Note: Qualified members of the media are invited to request a review copy of FOCUS ON: Cleveland Clinic, Patients Beyond Borders: Second Edition, or any other title from our growing library. Please contact

¹ U.S. News & World Report, 2009


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