Success in medical travel recognised by IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2019


Success in medical travel recognised by IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2019

The very best in the medical travel sector are celebrating following the announcement of the winners in the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2019.

The awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry. Unlike other awards in the sector, the IMTJ awards are judged by an independent panel of medical travel experts, chaired by IMTJ Editor in Chief, Keith Pollard.

The awards were presented on 2 December at a high-profile reception in Berlin, Germany during the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit which brought together leading healthcare providers and medical tourism experts from around the world. The Awards were generously sponsored by Medical Korea.

The 2019 winners are:

Best quality initiative: Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara
Excellence in customer service: Clemenceau Medical Center in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Best marketing initiative: China Medical University Hospital
Best medical travel web site: Korea Health Industry Development Institute
Medical travel agency of the year: Right Choice Home & Away
Best use of technology in medical tourism: Dental Holiday by Smile Clinic
International cosmetic surgery clinic of the year: Bagatin Clinic
International dental clinic of the year: FMS Dental Hospitals
International fertility clinic of the year: TMC Fertility
International cancer centre of the year: Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital – Chennai
International eye clinic of the year: Hangil Eye Hospital
International hair clinic of the year: Advanced Hair Clinics
Specialist international patient centre: China Medical University Hospital
International hospital of the Year: Centro Médico Teknon, Grupo Quirónsalud
Sanjiv Malik Lifetime Achievement: Dr Prathap C. Reddy
Health and medical tourism: Cluster of the year: Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
Health and medical tourism: Destination of the year: Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Editor in Chief of IMTJ, Keith Pollard says:

“The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2019 demonstrated the progress that is being made in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry. The standard of entries was outstanding and highlighted how providers are raising their game and demonstrating their innovation, excellence, and best practices. Combining an exceptional customer experience with the best possible medical outcomes is never easy, but our Award winners demonstrate what is possible. I’m looking forward to a bumper entry for next year’s IMTJ awards, and I encourage other hospitals, clinics and medical travel providers to raise their game to match or even better this year’s winners.”

For all media enquiries, including images of the ceremony, contacts for winners and interviews with Keith Pollard, please contact Sarah Ward:

About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ helps to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by LaingBuisson. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.

Media Contact Details
Sarah Ward, IMTJ

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