Back in 2013 we showed you the ten best hospitals for medical tourists according to the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA), noting that 7 of them were located in Asia. Number one that year was one of the finest hospitals in Malaysia, Prince Court Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur.
As we told you last time, Prince Court is an internationally-accredited, multi-specialty facility that excels in catering to medical tourists’ needs. And, lo and behold, it’s earned the #1 spot again for 2014.
But Prince Court isn’t the only overseas hospital with state-of-the-art technology, world-class doctors and surgeons, and special amenities for healthcare travelers. In fact, thousands of facilities worldwide deliver high-quality care to their foreign patients.
Here’s a look, though, at the 10 best hospitals for medical tourists in 2014 according to the MTQUA:
10. Mediclinic Morningside, South Africa
Medical Tourism in South Africa is on the rise because of the country’s healthcare expertise and its stellar medical centers, which include this private specialist-oriented and multi-disciplinary hospital.
9. Bumrungrad International, Thailand
Bumrungrad is possibly the most well-known among the many outstanding hospitals for medical tourists in Thailand. It is an award-winning, internationally-accredited facility especially popular with Middle Eastern patients.
8. Clemenceau Medical Center, Lebanon
This facility in historic Beirut may have slipped slightly from its #3 position in the 2013 list of best hospitals, but it’s still affiliated with Johns Hopkins and it’s still one of the Middle East’s finest facilities.
7. Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore
Another repeat from 2013 when it was #9 in the list, Gleneagles provides a wide array of advanced surgical procedures and is known not only for state-of-the-art technology, but innovative information and communication tools that can better assist patients from overseas.
6. Shouldice Hospital, Canada
Since its inception in 1945, Shouldice Hospital has become the worldwide leader in hernia repair. Being located in Toronto makes it ideal for American hernia patients who require excellence in this type of specialized patient care.
5. Wooridul Spine Hospital, Korea
South Korea medical tourism may have experienced a slight decline from 2013 to 2014, but that has nothing to do with Wooridul Spine Hospital, widely regarded as a world leader in minimally-invasive back and spine surgeries.
4. Anadolu Medical Center, Turkey
One of Thailand’s main competitors for medical tourists, Turkey features 51 facilities to have received prestigious accreditation by the Joint Commission International, and Anadolu is one of the very best.
3. Fortis Hospital Bangalore, India
India for healthcare travelers, and especially Bangalore medical tourism, is all about options. Fortis Hospital is no exception. It offers 40 medical specialties and an approach to treatment “based on patient centricity.”
2. Asklepios Klinik Barmbek, Germany
Western Europe’s lone representative in MTQUA’s 2014 list is located in Hamburg and is part of the largest private hospital operator in Europe. This facility is renowned for meeting the needs of health travelers prior to their treatments and caters to English, Arabic, and Russian-speaking patients.
1. Prince Court Medical Center, Malaysia
And once again, Prince Court leads the way. Beyond the outstanding healthcare you can expect in this modern hospital, what makes it special is the way they coordinate all aspects of the medical travel experience.
Just like myMEDholiday.com, the MTQUA aims to provide useful, reliable, and up-to-date medical tourism information to patients around the world, and its hospital guide certainly fits the bill.