Healthbase Announces Partnership with JCI Accredited Philippine Hospital Boosting Medical Tourism

Released on: September 5, 2008, 11:11 pm

Press Release Author: Mumtaz Pachisa

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Healthbase, the leading award-winning medical tourism
provider has partnered with Philippines based The Medical City (TMC) in order to
bring greater options to Americans, Canadians and others looking for affordable,
timely and high quality medical treatments.

Press Release Body: Healthbase, the leading award-winning medical tourism provider
has partnered with Philippines based The Medical City (TMC) in order to bring
greater options to Americans, Canadians and others looking for affordable, timely
and high quality medical treatments.

Boston-based medical travel facilitator, Healthbase Online Inc. has partnered with
The Medical City (TMC), a JCI-accredited multi-specialty hospital in the Philippines
to provide uninsured and underinsured Americans, Canadians and others with more
affordable global healthcare solutions.

\"We are excited to have The Medical City onboard,\" says Saroja Mohanasundaram, CEO
of Healthbase. \"TMC is a renowned healthcare provider that has shown its commitment
to providing top-notch medical care for the last 41 years. Our collaboration with
them will prove to be very beneficial for our customers throughout the world who now
have even greater options to choose from for their health care needs. TMC has
world-class facilities, is experienced in serving international patients, is safe
for our customers to travel to and offers a significant cost advantage,\" adds

The award-winning (\"Best Website for Accessing International Medical Information for
Patients/Consumers\" awarded by Consumer Health World 2007) medical tourism company,
Healthbase connects patients to low-cost high quality medical care and dental care
worldwide. Healthbase\'s partner hospitals are located in the Philippines, India,
Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Panama, Costa Rica,
Brazil and Mexico.

According to Margaret Bengzon, Head of Strategic Services Group at The Medical City,
\"We are looking forward to partnering with Healthbase in delivering the unique TMC
brand of healthcare to the international patient. Working together with Healthbase,
an organization of international repute in the global healthcare industry, we are
confident that we can establish the Philippines in general and TMC in particular as
preferred destinations of the growing number of medical travelers.\"

TMC, a Manila-based tertiary health care facility, is accredited by the JCI for
obtaining and maintaining the highest international standards of quality for
healthcare organizations. Being JCI accredited, TMC has state-of-the-art health care
facilities and technology. Its health care standards, professionalism and quality of
doctors rival those found in the best hospitals in the United States.

The Medical City offers surgical services in the departments of General Surgery,
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Orthopedics, Thoracic Cardiac and Vascular
Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics and
Gynecology, Pediatrics, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Psychiatry among others.
TMC also offers diagnostics and ancillary services like Pathology, Radiology,
Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Radiation
Oncology and Chemotherapy. It has a distinguished medical staff of over 1,000
physicians and surgeons supported by 2,100 allied medical and administrative staff,
all serving some 40,000 inpatients and 380,000 outpatients a year.

Healthbase serves the American, Canadian, European, African, Asian, Middle-Eastern
and Asia Pacific markets, and offers more than 200 procedures at over 40 hospitals
in 14 countries worldwide.

About Healthbase Online Inc.:
Healthbase, an award-winning Boston-based medical tourism and dental tourism
facilitator, is a one-stop source for global medical and dental choices, connecting
patients to leading hospitals around the world. Healthbase coordinates over 200
major surgeries overseas like hip resurfacing in India, hip replacement, cardiac
procedures abroad, knee replacement overseas, spine surgery in India, lap band in
Mexico, dental surgery abroad, laparoscopic procedures, cosmetic surgery, etc. for a
fraction of the cost in the US with equal or superior outcomes. Healthbases partner
healthcare facilities are located in India, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines,
South Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Hungary, Costa Rica, Panama, Brazil, Mexico and USA,
and are expanding to Taiwan, Argentina, El Salvador and Guatemala. To ensure that
patients receive the best care possible, Healthbase works mainly with hospitals that
have international accreditations like JCI, JCAHO and ISO. Healthbase caters to the
needs of individual consumers, self-insured businesses, insurance carriers and third
party administrators seeking affordable medical travel and dental travel options. To
learn more, call 1-888-691-4584, email info.hb @ or visit

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Contact Details: Mumtaz Pachisa
Healthbase Media Relations
Healthcare Beyond Boundaries
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 @

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