By Sherry L. Branch, GPS-Magazine.com
August 21, 2008 – David Boucher, President of the American medical travel company, Companion Global HealthCare, announced today that India has been added as a new destination in their medical and surgical care network of providers. Medical tourism is on the rise as healthcare costs mount and coverage depletes. International travel for medical care can be accomplished for a fraction of what it would cost stateside.
Companion Global HealthCare assists self-insured employers and their employees find accessible international options for cost-effective healthcare. Boucher states, “A self-insured company can save tens of thousands of dollars if just one of its employees elects to have surgery at a fully credentialed Companion Global Healthcare network facility, and the employee can save thousands in out-of-pocket costs.”
Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai and Bangalore are the first two state of the art facilities in India to pass the strict credential checkpoints of Companion Global Healthcare. Both have been accepted and added to the list of international hospitals that are part of Companion Global HealthCare’s growing network. Each hospital on the list has passed the prestigious JCI accreditation and the Wockhardt Hospitals are affiliated with Harvard Medical International as well.
Some of the procedures available at the Wockhardt Hospitals are: hip replacements, hysterectomies, cardiac and spinal surgeries and cervical spine procedures. Both hospitals are equipped with the finest surgeons, nursing care and state of the art technology.
Private rooms are available and contain computers with high speed Internet, televisions and DVD players. International patients can now comfortably add India to the list of options when seeking healthcare abroad