Dominican Republic to be known for their certified medical and wellness services
The Dominican Republic has long been one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for Americans and Europeans to escape and enjoy its beautiful beaches, mountains, cultural heritage and gastronomy.
Last year, DR was ranked 6th place in the Americas, based on international tourist arrivals (5.6 million) by The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and now is coming to be known for their certified medical and wellness services, which offer high quality treatments, paradisiacal recovery spots and substantial savings. Quoting Rene-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) “The Dominican Republic has the beuty, location, medical personnel and the price is right for attracting international patients”.
Strategically located in the heart of the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers excellent connections to the Americas and the rest of the world, having the second-best transportation infrastructure in the region and the largest number of air and sea connections, with more than 250 international daily flights to major destinations worldwide. The Dominican Republic Health & Wellness Destination Guide (http://dominicanrepublic.medicaltourism.com) is a comprehensive source of information about the country and its health and wellness offerings.
Last year, more than 30 thousand international patients were treated with great results in the country, where warmth and hospitality are second to none. All these facilities, potential visitors and the will of visionary investors, have made possible the founding of United Telemedicine Network, a private hospital network project with important future impact in the Caribbean, taking into consideration its health, accommodation and educational components.
This will be the first hospital with an integrated 40 rooms hotel in the region, the project has initiated and is located at Charles de Gaulle Avenue in Santo Domingo, just 15 miles from Las Americas International Airport. Already a Medical Tourism Association member, UTN will have 120 medical offices, 120 beds, 10 OR rooms, educational area, top notch diagnosis unit, international department and access to a local neighborhood of over a million people.
United Telemedicine Network (UTN) is born with designs, policies and procedures in accordance with international standards and under alliances with international health centers, investors, traveler’s insurances and the community of foreign-based Dominicans.
The project model will fully integrate the management of each health center to the network, assuring the standardization of quality and safety indicators.
“The Dominican Republic has shown great growth in the tourism industry and we have come to support this industry…,” commented UTN investor Carlos Gomez in the Dominican edition of Forbes Magazine, “…by propelling innovation, telemedicine and transfer of technologies, as well as the development of a retirement and medical tourism communities.”
On the other hand, Horacio Stagno, Commercial Director of UTN affirms that medical tourism represents a great opportunity for the Dominican Republic because it generates competition on quality, safety and international accreditation process; setting higher standards of services for the locals and international patients, as well as promoting transfer of best practices and resources. The focus of the project is a patient center model that integrates the patient experience and great results, where training, certification and education are a priority.
To see more information and investments opportunities go to: hospitalunited.com
Jan 24, 2017
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