Healthbase Announces Expansion to Turkey for Low Cost Medical Care

From: Healthbase Online Inc.
Published: Wed Aug 08 2007


Uninsured Americans get more affordable options to choose from for their healthcare needs.

Healthbase Online Inc., a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, has partnered with Anadolu Medical Center (AMC), a not-for-profit multi-specialty hospital in Turkey. Healthbase will now offer low cost yet high quality medical travel services in Turkey. AMC, a JCI accredited Istanbul-based medical service provider is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA.

Saroja Mohanasundaram, the CEO of Healthbase says, “We like to bring onboard any hospital anywhere in the world, as long as it is world class, ready to serve international patients, safe for our customers to travel to, and offers a significant cost advantage. With that in mind we partnered with AMC in Turkey as it is a JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospital and is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine so our customers can get top US quality healthcare at a considerably lower price.” Healthbase’s other current health care providers are located in Thailand, Singapore, India, Panama and Mexico.

Being JCI accredited, AMC has state-of-the-art health care facilities and technology along with advanced transportation and communication systems. Its health care standards, professionalism and quality of doctors are equivalent to those found in the United States. Also, since it is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine, it follows the up to date practices evolved by Johns Hopkins and applies them to the services available to its patients. This unique combination of accreditation and affiliation guarantees top quality service to US patients at AMC, even at prices which are 50% to 80% less compared to the United States.

AMC serves patients from over 40 countries. 35% of its physicians are board certified in the United States. Aslý Akyavas, the International Services Manager at AMC states, “Our International Services Department focuses on our overseas patients throughout the entire process ??" from the first call for information, through the surgery process, to recovery and return to home. Our patients are treated as family members in the Turkish tradition of hospitality.”

The partnership of Healthbase and Anadolu Medical Center brings traditional Turkish hospitality with outstanding and cost effective care to patients from abroad.

About Healthbase Online Inc.:
Healthbase, a Boston-based medical tourism facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical choices, connecting patients to leading hospitals around the world, through a secure, easy to use, information-rich web portal. Healthbase offers over 200 procedures and helps patients seek top quality healthcare in various categories such as bariatric, orthopedic, cardiac, spinal, dental, cosmetic, laparoscopic, etc. Healthbase’s partner hospitals are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, Mexico, Panama and Turkey, and are expanding to Costa Rica, Argentina, Brazil, Belgium and Malaysia. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works only with hospitals that have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. To learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email info.hb @ healthbase.com or visit http://www.healthbase.com.

About Anadolu Medical Center:
Anadolu Medical Center is a not-for-profit multi-specialty medical service provider based in Istanbul, Turkey. It offers treatments in oncology, cardiology, opthalmology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, nephrology, dermatology, and neurology amongst others. Patients can expect savings of up to 50%-80% from typical US prices. For example: A $100K cardiac bypass surgery in the US is only $14K at Anadolu Medical Center. For more information, contact Healthbase.com at http://www.healthbase.com.

Contact:
Mumtaz Pachisa
Healthbase Public Relations
Healthbase Online Inc.
287 Auburn Street
Newton, MA 02466, USA
Phone: 1-888-MY1-HLTH
Phone: 1-888-691-4584 (Toll Free)
Phone: 1-617-418-3436 (International)
Fax: 1-800-986-9230
Email: media.hb @ healthbase.com
Website: http://www.healthbase.com

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Company: Healthbase Online Inc.
Contact Name: Mumtaz Pachisa
Contact Email: media.hb@healthbase.com
Contact Phone: 1-888-691-4584

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