Global Healthcare Accreditation Announces “Dream Team” of Surveyors

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Global Healthcare Accreditation Surveyors

The Global Health Accreditation® (GHA) Program, the first independent accrediting body focused on medical travel services and the medical travel patient experience, today announces its team of surveyors responsible for the onsite evaluation of healthcare facilities seeking Global Healthcare Accreditation. The GHA program complements existing national and international clinical accreditation programs and offers an Accreditation with Excellence designation to those … Read More

Patient-Centered Care Runs More than Skin Deep

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Patient-centered Care runs more than skin deep medical travel

A flutter of the drapes causes you to stir, bringing into focus a rippling of light and shadow along a mahogany paneled wall.  Your eyes drift across the lavish décor of your suite and slowly come to rest on a crumpled mass of pale green sheets lying on a futon couch nearby. Almost immediately the cheerful hum of Vivaldi’s Four … Read More

GHA Leadership in Malaysia

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Karen Timmons, CEO of GHA and Dr. Paul Van Ostenberg, Chaiman of the Standards Committee with Noor Hafizan Moad Noor, Corporate Manager, KPJ Hospital, Rafeah Ariffin, Senior general Manager, KPJ Hospital and Esther Law of Excellence Medicare in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. June 16th, 2017.

GHA Leadership Off To Asia

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Karen Timmons, CEO of Global Healthcare Accreditation and Dr. Paul Van Ostenberg, Chairman of the Standards Committee departed June 13th for a 10 day whirlwind business tour of several APAC countries including Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. During the trip, they will be meeting with top hospitals in the region as well as government leaders to introduce the GHA program focused … Read More

Bill Cook Speaking at Upcoming Baja’s Health & Wellness Forum, July 26-28

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Director of Business Development and Surveyor Bill Cook will be heading to Baja California in Mexico July 26-28 to participate as a speaker and panelist in an event that seeks to promote the health and wellness offering of this scenic region. Baja’s Health & Wellness Forum will bring together top healthcare and hospitality organizations interested in improving the quality of … Read More

GHA Surveyor Joseph Williamson presents at conference in Barcelona, Spain

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We are pleased to announce that on May 17th, GHA Surveyor Joseph Williamson participated as a speaker at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Private Health Conference in Barcelona, Spain. This conference focused on the challenges and opportunities that health systems face in the move toward providing quality and affordable healthcare for all. Congratulations to Joseph on his participation!

GHA Surveyor Carol Gilmore presents at conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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On June 13th GHA Surveyor Carol Gilmore participated as a featured speaker 2nd International Medical Tourism Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, organized by Argentina’s Ministry of Tourism. Carol spoke on “Accreditation in Medical Travel,” and received much positive feedback from attendees. Congratulations to Carol on her participation!

The Secret to Managing Patient Expectations in Medical Travel

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Managing Patient Expectations in Medical Travel

Picture yourself arriving at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui. The sun is dipping beneath a flaming horizon as you hand the valet your car keys and step into plush hotel lobby framed by a majestic turquoise sea. As you stroll across a terracotta tile floor towards the reception area you can’t help but feel invigorated by the sights, scents, … Read More