Arab Health 2017, the largest healthcare event in the MENA region is set to introduce the most advanced technologies and solutions in the medical and healthcare field and The Medical City (TMC), a private tertiary care hospital in the Philippines is among the lead participants set to highlight the high standard and innovative healthcare system of the country, which has been ranked among the world’s top medical tourism destinations. As a fast growing medical hub, patients from China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Pacific Islands, Australia, North and South America, Europe and the United Kingdom and the Gulf States fly to The Medical City for treatment and consultation.

The Medical City (TMC) will showcase its highly-acclaimed Centers of Excellence, health programs founded on customized and personalized care, as well as world-renowned quality standards. The delegation which includes Dr. Erlinda C. Oracion (AVP – Clinical Quality Director of TMC Main Quality Improvement and Safety Division), Dr. Manuel Francisco T. Roxas, Chairman of TMC Main Surgery Department, and Dr. Rafael S. Claudio (Chairman of TMC Main Orthopedics Department) is geared to share innovations on medical procedures which enhance patient treatment and recovery, as well as quality and safety standards that are among global industry best practices.

“We want to offer our patients a broader and better range of service offerings. It’s not just about the latest equipment; it’s about bringing together all the resources – technology, facilities, physician experts, allied medical staff support – as a means to ensure the accessibility and affordability of top quality, cutting edge healthcare in the Philippines and in our hospital and clinic abroad,” says TMC President and CEO Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon.

With the intent of sharing information with their peers in the medical industry whilst at the same time promoting the medical tourism in the Philippines, delegation members will be focusing on important breakthroughs and achievements at The Medical City, particularly quality management and safety standards that have allowed the network to win at the fourth Global Benchmarking Award in 2015.

Dr. Oracion will talk about the challenges and opportunities for improving transitional care for persons with continuous complex care needs at the 8th Middle East Quality Management Conference with the objective of sharing knowledge to understand care transitions from the perspective of diverse healthcare professionals, to identify recommendations for process improvement and to explore the important role of early follow up in improving transitional care. She will also join the panel discussion: Quality in Ambulatory Care.

Dr. Roxas will be speaking at the 16th Middle East Surgery Conference on the subject of anal fistulas, while Dr. Claudio will be focusing on megaprosthetic reconstruction for massive bone defects about the hip, a new medical development at the 13th Middle East Orthopaedics Conference.

Speaking about TMC’s participation in the UAE’s medical industry events in recent years, Consul General of the Philippines, Paul Raymund Cortes lauds The Medical City’s initiative in championing the promotion of medical tourism to the Philippines. He says: “The country’s endeavors to make it a haven for medical tourism springs from the excellent global repute of the Filipino healthcare professional as industrious, dedicated, committed, and being a bottomless source of tender loving care. That our doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals are much sought after not only in the UAE or in the US but in the rest of the world speaks volumes of how much the global community trusts the Filipino in their health needs and requirements.”

The Medical City is accredited by the Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA), the only patient safety and quality healthcare accreditation and certification body with membership in more than 100 countries worldwide. TMC’s health network serves over 50,000 in-patients and more than 1.5 million outpatients every year. It has more than 1,500 medical staff complemented by 5,000 allied medical and administrative staff.

TMC’s first polyclinic in Dubai opened last year and there are plans to expand the service with at least three more clinics every year in the UAE and 20 across the GCC in the next five years. The clinic in Dubai offers multi-specialty consultations, diagnostic services, day surgery and a pharmacy.

The Medical City will be showcasing its services during the two-day exhibition at Arab Health which brings together medical travel professionals, facilitators, decision-makers and thought leaders from all over the world to discuss topical issues faced by the industry, share insights and experience and gain knowledge and perspectives surrounding medical tourism.

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