Patients Beyond Borders Features Bumrungrad International Hospital in New Publication

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Top medical travel destination in Southeast Asia continues to attract record numbers of international patients

Bumrungrad has welcomed more than three million patients from 190 countries.

Patients Beyond Borders® (PBB) is pleased to announce the updated release of Focus On: Bumrungrad International Hospital, a fully digital publication profiling the largest private hospital in Southeast Asia.

The updated edition carries new information on specialties, packages, affiliate offices, recent awards and accreditation, as well as the latest cost estimates for procedures and inpatient stays.

Located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, this award-winning healthcare campus houses a 554-bed tertiary-care hospital offering 30 specialty centers, advanced imaging department, ISO-certified laboratory, clinical research center, and medical heliport.

Over the past decade, Bumrungrad has welcomed more than three million patients from 190 countries. Known for its combination of medical quality, efficiency, value, and Thai hospitality, it welcomes more than 400,000 international patients annually making it one of the world’s most popular destinations for medical travelers.

The first hospital in Asia to receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation (2002), Bumrungrad continues to adhere to strict JCI standards designed to improve quality and patient safety. Since then, Bumrungrad has been reaccredited every three years; 2005, 2008, and, most recently, 2011. Four Clinical Care programs are also JCI-certified: Primary Stroke, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage I to IV ,Outpatient Diabetes Mellitus Types 1 and 2.

In addition to a host of clinical awards and achievements, Bumrungrad continues to cultivate excellence in patient experience. International medical coordinators, multilingual customer service staff, airport reception, VIP services, and a variety of ethnic food options are among the many services that attract more international patients to Bumrungrad than any other hospital in the world.

"We are pleased to again be partnering with Patients Beyond Borders," says Kenneth Mays, Senior Director of Hospital Marketing and Business Development for Bumrungrad International. "The first edition brought us patients as well as broader industry recognition; we felt it important to include the very latest information for our international patients who want to make smart and informed healthcare decisions."

Patients Beyond Borders Focus On: Bumrungrad International Hospital will provide healthcare consumers worldwide with in-depth information on the hospital’s top specialties and doctors, achievements, accreditation, signature services, patient experiences, and travel information. Focus On: Bumrungrad International will be accessible from a variety of sources, including the Patients Beyond Borders website, Bumrungrad's website, Kindle, GoogleEditions and other eBook readers, iPhone and other mobile devices, medical, business, and reference libraries worldwide, and all popular social networks.

About Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International (pronounced Bahm-roong-RAHT, meaning "care for the people") is an internationally accredited, multispecialty hospital located in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the largest private medical center in Southeast Asia, serving nearly 400 inpatients and 3,500 outpatients per day from 190 different countries. Bumrungrad offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and intensive care facilities on a single, modern campus.

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.

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

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