Medical Tourism Comes to Bali
(6/15/2012) BIMC Hospital Group has formed a partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott Bali to pioneer Bali's first-ever medical tourism packages and services to inbound travelers visiting Asia's most popular island destination.
Inaugurated on May 5, 2012 by Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, along with officials from the Ministry of Health and the Balinese government, the internationally managed BIMC Hospital in addition to outpatient, inpatient and emergency medical care, offers the country's most advanced dialysis treatments, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures as well as dental care.
Its second hospital after the long established BIMC Hospital in Kuta, the BIMC Hospital in Nusa Dua, located along a palm-fringed boulevard in the integrated resort complex of Nusa Dua. Adjacent to the new hospital, the Courtyard by Marriott Bali is complementing the services provided by BIMC Hospital by with specific aftercare services to its guests seeking treatment from the neighboring medical facility.
"Ahead of BIMC Hospital opening, we began planning and training for the best of comfort and care the moment a guest returns to the resort from their medical procedure," said Courtyard by Marriott general manager, Jeff Tyler. "We carefully looked at services that aid in recuperation such as special diets and nutrition, unique spa and wellness programs as well as ensuring wheel chair access to all areas of the property."
The resort is the first property in Indonesia to coordinate specialized medical services such as aftercare visits by BIMC Hospital nurses.
"We value the partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott resort as care and safety should carry on after our clients complete their medical procedures," said BIMC Hospital Group founder and CEO, Craig Beveridge. "The Courtyard resort is conveniently located nearby and offers complementing services and standards not to mention an ideal spot for pre –and-post procedure rest and relaxation."
BIMC Hospital chief medical director, Dr. Donna Moniaga, presides over a team of medical professionals from Australia, Indonesia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand.
"The hospital is equipped for complex surgeries with three operating theatres along with our CosMedic™, dialysis and dental facilities all of which could easily rival any hospital anywhere," said BIMC chief marketing officer, Roland Staehler. "We refer to our elective programs as our three 'centers of excellence' and true to the nature of medical tourism, we are further distinguished by offering affordable healthcare."
The 50-bed hospital is set in a lush, one-hectare site planned with a 24-hour medical emergency entrance and hotel-like foyer at the front of the building servicing the hospital's medical, dialysis and dental centers. The facility is also boast a private entrance that leads to the CosMedic Centre with its contemporary interior and views onto a golf course.
"I can't think of a better place in the sun to visit for medical reasons," said Tyler. "With the convenience of BIMC's location and professional services within what is a completely integrated resort experience, medical tourism in Bali will no doubt add to the long list of reasons to visit the island."