#1. Bumrungrad Medical Center – Bangkok, Thailand
Bumrungrad International Hospital was established in September 1980 with the Thai Baht 90 million investment offering an initial 200-bed facility. The South Asian Post states that Bumrungrad is the Southeast Asia’s largest private medical center. a regional referral center for specialty medicine, and one of the world’s popular medical tourism destinations as reported by Thai-American Business Magazine and Newsweek International. The majority shareholders in the hospital are Bangkok Bank PCL (Thailand’s largest bank) and the Sophonpanich family, one of Thailand’s leading business families – according to Forbes Magazine and The Thai American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand.
2.Parkway Health Care – Singapore
On September 14, 2005, Singapore’s Parkway Holdings Ltd acquired a 31 per cent stake in Pantai Holdings Bhd for RM312 million (US$82.8 million) to emerge as the largest shareholder of the leading private health-care service provider in Malaysia. Analysts said the move by Parkway, South-east Asia’s largest healthcare provider, may spark consolidation in private hospitals in Malaysia. On Tuesday, Parkway purchased 89.7 million shares, for a 22.5 per cent stake, from Pantai’s chief executive officer, Datuk Lim Tong Yong, for RM2.45 each at a 50 per cent premium to Pantai’s closing price of RM1.63 on Monday, it said in a statement on Tuesday. Parkway bought an additional 35 million shares, or an 8.8 per cent stake, in the open market for RM1.70 each. The company also purchased 24.3 million warrants from Datuk Lim for RM1.33 apiece, bringing the total to RM311.6 million. Parkway, which is 26 per cent owned by US private equity fund Newbridge Capital, said there will be potential operational synergies with its existing two Malaysian hospitals and other hospitals in the region. With the deal, Parkway would control Pantai’s seven hospitals and about 1,000 beds. An analyst from Nomura Advisory Services told The Business Times that the entry of Parkway, an established health-care provider with a proven track record, would substantially boost Pantai’s performance. “There are not many players within Malaysia. Given Parkways entry, it should facilitate those who want to sell,” the analyst said. JP Morgan’s research head Melvyn Boey told the paper: “Most important (about the purchase) is that Parkway is very experienced in the healthcare industry and the whole consolidation exercise will help the industry.” The entry of Parkway, the owner of the Gleneagles group of hospitals, could alert other private hospitals that there is a ready buyer in town.
Matilda Hospital – Hong Kong, China
Originally from the UK, the couple travelled a long way, encountering many adventures (including shipwreck) along their way, before arriving in Hong Kong.
The hospital admitted its first patients in 1907, at that time providing free care to mainly expatriates. The original building, which is still in use today, is outstandingly beautiful, as is the hospital’s location on “the Peak” on Hong Kong Island.
In the past it was known as the Matilda Memorial & War Hospital, but nowadays, it has been renamed Matilda International Hospital, and is a not-for-profit hospital serving all the people of Hong Kong and the wider region. It provides four core services: maternity, surgical, health assessment and health services.
A new clinic was opened in the Central area of Hong Kong to mark the hospital’s centenary celebration in 2007.
Matilda International Hospital used to be surveyed and accredited bi-annually by the Trent Accreditation Scheme of the United Kingdom, a major international healthcare accreditation group. It does not now engage in international accreditation.
Wales Hospital – Sydney, Australia
The Prince of Wales Hospital had its origins in 1852 with the formation of the Society for Destitute Children which established the Asylum for Destitute Children with the first building opened on 21 March 1858 in Paddington. After an appeal for funds in 1870 , the Catherine Hayes Hospital opened, reputedly with plans approved by Florence Nightingale. In 1915, during the First World War the hospital was converted by the NSW Government into a military hospital and then a repatriation hospital, and renamed the Fourth Australian Repatriation Hospital. In 1927 an association between the Coast Hospital and the Fourth Australian Repatriation Hospital at Randwick began. With the opening of the Concord Repatriation General Hospital in 1953, the hospital was renamed the Prince of Wales Hospital, and operated as an annexe of Sydney Hospital. Restructuring and hospital redevelopment has continued to occur to enhance the medical and patient facilities of the hospital, including amalgamation with the Prince Henry Hospital, Royal South Sydney Hospital and the Eastern Suburbs Hospital.
Bernardo Quintana Arrioja
Bernardo Quintana Arrioja (Mexico City, 29 October 1919 – 12 August 1984) was a Mexican civil engineer who contributed to his country’s infrastructure during the second part of the twentieth century. Bernardo Quintana studied civil engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and made important contributions to engineering by developing, adopting and spreading innovative technologies in the construction of large civil projects. He contributed a generation infrastructure projects in a number of areas of Mexico.
In 1947, he founded Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) (“Associated Civil Engineers”), an engineering firm for high technology projects that grew to be a “massive construction multinational”, building much of the infrastructure of modern Mexico. These projects included the Mexico City Metro, the 100-km tunnel to drain the sewage from Mexico City, Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, stadiums such as Estadio Azteca , Palacio de los DeportesForo SOL,and Sport Stadiums such as Hipodromo de las Américas, C.U Stadium and the Olympic Pool . Some of the Airports ICA constructed are the Mexico City Airport, the General Juan N. Álvarez International Airport in Acapulco and the Cancún International Airport. Malls he constructed are: Perisur, Plaza Satelite, Bosques de las Lomas.Other contributions include highways such as: Mexico City-Acapulco, Mexico City-Veracruz, Cuernavaca – Acapulco and the modernization of the highway from Mexico City to Querétaro. In Mexico City constructed Periferico road among others. Hospitals: Centro Medico La Raza, Hospital de Pemex and Centro Medico Nacional ABC also known as Hospital Ingles.Energy-related projects include the Thermoelectric Head offices in Laguna Verde. He remained as head of ICA until his death in 1984 and is buried in the Rotunda of Illustrious Persons in Mexico City.
Hospital Punta Pacifica – Panama City, Panama
Hospital Punta Pacifica is a hospital in Panama City, Panama. It is the only hospital in Central America to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Attracting medical tourism is a major component of its operating plan.
The London Clinic – London, U.K.
Since 1932, The London Clinic has continued to expand its comprehensive range of facilities and services. In addition to routine medical and surgical care, we now offer more complex procedures such as liver transplants, stem cell transplants and robotic assisted surgery.
Like you, The London Clinic is one of a kind. We are the largest independently owned non profit hospital in the UK. We can therefore concentrate our investments to provide you access to the best possible individual care. We are steadfast in our desire to offer our patients the best.
Located in the heart of London’s medical community on Harley Street, we have over 270 beds, a 24 hour consultant-led intensive care unit (ICU), 12 operating theatres including dedicated endoscopy suites and a day surgery unit in addition to three radiotherapy suites including the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System and Trilogy® Systems with RapidArc™.
Our unique combination of people and experience is the foundation of our prestigious, international reputation for innovation and clinical excellence.
Klinik Hirslanden – Zurich, Switzerland
Switzerland has an excellent healthcare system with a high level of provider quality and a high level of satisfaction among the population. At the same time, Switzerland attaches great value to research and development in medicine, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, thereby helping to maintain the high standard of medical services.
Healthcare in Switzerland
The Hirslanden Group
It is also closely involved with manufacturers in the development of state-of-the-art equipment and every year takes charge of about twenty research projects. The main emphasis of these is on cardiology/heart surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, urology and oncology.
With thirteen hospitals and clinics around the country Hirslanden is Switzerland’s largest private healthcare provider. From check-up clinics to intensive care, Hirslanden provides the highest standards of Swiss medical competence.
The Hirslanden Group even offers visitors an innovative holiday dialysis service through a centralised booking facility. This enables patients to receive regular dialysis at any of the group’s hospitals as they travel around Switzerland.
The American Hospital – Paris, France
The American Hospital of Paris, founded in 1906, located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, is a private, not-for-profit institution that is considered agréé/ non-conventionné under the French system of healthcare. It has 187 surgical, medical, and obstetric beds.
The Hospital has an extensive Ancillary Services Department, equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment material. The Outpatient Consultation Department’s 150 physicians cover every major medical and surgical specialty. The Emergency Department’s experienced emergency care physicians provide immediate care to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The medical staff includes over 500 physicians and surgeons. These private practitioners are credentialed by the Hospital through a thorough and strict selection process that confirms their competency and experience.
The American Hospital of Paris is the only civilian hospital in Europe accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) under its rigorous American standards. The JCAHO is an independent organization that accredits the best hospitals in the United States. The American Hospital of Paris is accredited in France by the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS).
Recognized as an institution of public benefit, the American Hospital of Paris receives no government subsidies from either France or the United States. Instead, the hospital relies on the generosity of its private and corporate donors from all nations.
A high ratio of doctors to patients and an efficient, state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures good basic medical care. The development of advanced medicine is also a priority in the Hirslanden Group.
Vienna (pronounced /viːˈɛnə/; German: Wien [viːn]; Austro-Bavarian: Wean IPA: [veɐ̯n]) is the capital of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria’s primary city, with a population of about 1.7 million (2.3 million within the metropolitan area, more than 25% of Austria’s population), and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. It is the 10th largest city by population in the European Union. Vienna is host to many major international organizations such as the United Nations and OPEC.
Vienna lies in the east of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region of 3 million inhabitants, referred to as Twin City. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In a 2005 study of 127 world cities, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the city first (in a tie with Vancouver, British Columbia) for quality of life. This assessment was mirrored by the Mercer Survey in 2009 and 2010. Analytically, the city was ranked 1st globally for a culture of innovation in 2007 and 2008, and 2nd globally after Boston in 2009 from 256 cities on an analysis of 162 indicators in the Innovation Cities Index on a 3-factor score covering culture, infrastructure and markets. As a city, Vienna regularly hosts urban planning conferences and is often used as a case study by urban planners.
The city rates highly in popular opinion-based journalistic rankings from magazines such as Monocle, where it is rated 8th among the “Top 25 Livable Cities” in 2010.