Is Medical Tourism the Cost Effective Alternative to the U.S. Medical Crisis
Sun, Sea, Sand and Surgery could be the future theme of tourism promotions in the Caribbean, as regional governments and private investors focus on exploring the benefits of Medical Tourism.
Miami based Caribbean Trade Center’s Forum “Medical Tourism – The State of Medical Services in the Caribbean Region” was a great success and continues to receive rave reviews from attendees. The event held in collaboration with the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center of Miami Florida was held at the Miami Anatomical Training Center, Doral, Florida, and was sponsored by Doctors Hospital Bahamas.
The Forum featured Divina Grossman – Vice President of Engagement Florida International University; Laura Mare West, Consul General, the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago; Tiffany Thompson, Business Development Consultant – Barbados Tourism Authority; Dr. Alejandro Badia- Founder of the Badia Hand to Shoulder Center and Ortho Now; Barry Rassin, President, Doctors Hospital Nassau, Bahamas, and Nalini Bethel, Senior Promotions Director – Bahamas Tourist Board. The event brought together Country Health and Tourism representatives, Medical Tourism facilitators and other interests who exchanged ideas on some of the most challenging issues of healthcare tourism affecting in the Caribbean and attracted more than 70 attendees.
Caribbean Trade Center, CTC, strives to develop a comprehensive agenda focused on enhancing the economic vitality of the Caribbean region. This important Forum brings together prominent stakeholders and associated partners under one roof. Miami and the Caribbean share a synergistic relationship having strong cultural and social ties and strategic logistical advantages. With its world-class medical facilities and services, the Bahamas is well positioned to play a vital role in facilitating the medical needs of the Caribbean.