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Global Accreditation Ensures Quality Healthcare in Thailand

INTRODUCTION In addition to Thailand being one of the world’s premier tourist destinations, more and more visitors are being drawn to the Kingdom for another reason: the high quality and amazing prices of the country’s medical care. In fact, savvy medical tourists are receiving world-class treatment, then recuperating in one of Thailand’s gorgeous and relaxing holiday destinations, such as Bangkok, Koh Samui, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, or Pattaya.

Thailand prides itself on having a modern, state-of-the-art medical system and many hospitals have gone through the most rigorous accreditation and certification processes, passing with flying colors. In 2002, Thailand was the first Asian country to achieve the prestigious Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation, and today 30 hospitals in Thailand have received JCI accreditation.

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As medical tourists become increasingly aware of Thailand’s international accreditations, high quality facilities and amenities, modern medical technologies, and incredible patient services, their numbers have been increasing accordingly. The last five years has seen these numbers double, with patients streaming in from the UK, the US, the Middle East (UAE, Kuwait, and Oman), Germany, Australia, Japan, and her fellow ASEAN countries. There are various types of accreditation and certification available to medical facilities, some international and others domestic. The most prestigious is Joint Commission International (JCI) and their more specialized Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC). Within Thailand, many Thai hospitals use Hospital Accreditation (HA), a national type of assessment and quality certification.

Medical tourists become increasingly aware of Thailand’s high quality facilities and incredible patient services.

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The 30 hospitals in Thailand that are JCI-accredited as of April, 2013 are: • • • • • • • • • • Bangkok Hospital

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JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL (JCI) JCI stands alone at the pinnacle of patient care and medical standards assessment; it has a global presence in 90 countries and is the surest sign that one is dealing with a world-class medical facility. JCI provides accreditation, education, and advisory services to governments, health care organizations, and international advocates.

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Bangkok Heart Hospital (Bangkok) Bangkok Hospital (Bangkok) Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin (Hua Hin) Bangkok Hospital Pattaya (Pattaya) Bangkok Hospital Phuket (Phuket) Bangkok Hospital Samui (Koh Samui) Bangkok International Dental Center (Bangkok) BNH Hospital (Bangkok) Bumrungrad International (Bangkok) Central General Hospital (Bangkok) Chaophya Hospital (Bangkok) Chiangmai Ram Hospital (Chiang Mai) International Clinic Koh Chang by Bangkok Hospital Trat (Ambulatory Care) (Trat) Metta International Eye Center (Ambulatory Care) (Bangkok)

• Navamin 9 Hospital (Bangkok) • Nonthavej Hospital (Bangkok) • Phuket International Hospital (Phuket) • Pitsanuvej Hospital (Phitsanulok) • Praram 9 Hospital (Bangkok) • Ramkhamhaeng Hospital (Bangkok) • Saimai Hospital (Bangkok) • Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital (Bangkok) • Samitivej Sriracha Hospital (Chonburi) • Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital (Bangkok) • Sikarin Hospital (Bangkok) • Synphaet Hospital (Bangkok) • Vejthani Hospital (Bangkok) • Vibhavadi Hospital(Bangkok) • Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital (Bangkok) • Yanhee Hospital (Bangkok)

JCI is the surest sign that one is dealing with a world-class medical facility. Bumrungrad International

The Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) includes 15 categories of clinical services for certification and the following 5 Thailand hospitals have received certificates from the Joint Commission International (JCI) for CCPC in these areas:

Bangkok Hospital Medical Center • • • • • •

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Acute Myocardial Infarction Program Breast Cancer Program Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2) Heart Failure Program Low Back Pain Program Primary Stroke Center Bumrungrad International

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Acute Myocardial Infarction Program Chronic Kidney Disease Stage I to IV Program Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 and 2 Program Primary Stroke Program

In 2010, the JCI’s governing board approved eligibility requirements for Clinical Care Program Certification (CCPC) programs in which the host organization is not necessarily JCI-accredited. Differing from accreditation, Clinical Care Program Certification demonstrates excellence in the integration and coordination of care for treatment of a specific disease.

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Bangkok Hospital

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Vejthani Hospital • Diabetic Care • Heart Failure • Knee Replacement

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Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital • Childhood Asthma • Low Back Pain program • Primary Stroke program

Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital • Acute Myocardial Infarction Program • Lung Cancer Program • Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program

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HA focuses a great deal on the personnel functions and skills in each particular hospital, including patient care, organization, and professional interaction between departments. A culture of selfassessment, quality standards, and constant improvement is cultivated and developed.

The HA program is a Thailandspecific accreditation awarded by The Institute of Hospital Quality Improvement & Accreditation of the Ministry of Public Health. Currently, there are over 350 hospitals in Thailand with HA certification, and this number is rapidly increasing throughout the country.

HOSPITAL ACCREDITATION (HA) Many Thai hospitals use Hospital Accreditation (HA), a four-stage process that combines self-assessment and peer assessment to gauge performance levels against established standards and identify methods of improvement.

There are over 350 hospitals in Thailand with HA certification, and this number is rapidly increasing throughout the country.

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CHIANG MAI Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North,” is a city that many a visitor has fallen in love with, and a large number of them have decided to make their home. Travel + Leisure Magazine voted Chiang Mai – Thailand’s “second city” – the #2 city in the world in 2010. JCI-accredited Chiangmai Ram Hospital is one of the more affordable accredited hospitals in the country; this is because you get the finest treatment available at some of the best value in Thailand. The gorgeous northern mountains, along with the cooler northern weather, make Chiang Mai a dream destination for medical tourists.

BANGKOK What makes it great is a combination of its ancient traditions side by side with all the modern amenities you could ask for. Alongside Bangkok’s Buddhist temples are amazingly modern, hi-tech hospitals and medical centers that will amaze and delight you. The “City of Angels” has something for everyone, and with it comes the most amazing service at astonishing prices. This includes 21 JCI-accredited hospitals, including Bumrungrad International, Bangkok Hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Vejthani Hospital, and Yanhee Hospital.

KOH SAMUI Koh Samui is one of the most popular island paradises in the world, according to many surveys and rankings. Beautiful white sand beaches with clean, clear warm water next to lush tropical gardens and gentle ocean breezes await travelers to this ideal holiday destination. Bangkok Hospital Samui is also nearby, for those choosing to take advantage of this JCI-accredited hospital for any procedures or treatments they might need. Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa

HUA HIN Hua Hin has emerged as a firstclass destination in its own right over the past decade. A short 2 ½ hour’s drive from Bangkok, it has excellent golf courses, an amazing beach, its own floating markets, and – quite amazingly for a town its

size – the JCI-accredited Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin. This is no longer a sleepy fishing village, but an outstanding city by the sea to head where you can receive world-class medical treatment, and then relax in this tranquil town.

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PHUKET Phuket may be just an island, but it is also a world complete unto itself, offering global travelers and medical tourists more than most can imagine – or handle – on a oneto two-week holiday. Thailand’s “Pearl of the South” seduces all who come within her orbit, and she has grown into one of the most famous and popular destinations anywhere in the world. Phuket is the perfect place for any number of procedures, treatments, or operations, and is home to JCI-accredited Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

PATTAYA Thailand’s favorite seaside resort, Pattaya, has something for both the experienced traveler and the casual tourist in search of a medical holiday destination. For those preferring a beach town over Bangkok, yet only a short drive away, Pattaya deserves investigation. There are a number of excellent hospitals in the area, including the JCI-accredited Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. When all’s said and done, it’s a great place to relax and recuperate.

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HOSPITAL DIRECTORY BANGKOK Bangkok International Dental Center A: 157 Ratchadapesik Road, Ding Daeng, Bangkok 10400 T: (66) 2 692 4433 (Enquiries), (66) 2 245 0055 (Booking) Bangkok Heart Hospital A: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Huay Khwang , Bangkok 10310 T: (66) 2 310 3000 Bangkok Hospital A: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Huay Khwang, Bangkok 10310 T: (66) 2 310 3000 BNH Hospital A: 9/1, Convent Road, Silom, Bangrak,Bangkok 10500 T: (66) 2 686 2700

Chaophya Hospital A: 113/44 Borommaratchachonnani Road, Bankok Noi, Bangkok 10700 T: (66) 2 434 1111, (66) 2 434 0117, (66) 2 884 7000 Metta International Eye Center (Ambulatory Care) A: 2/70, Sukhumvit Road, Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 T: (66) 2 712 2066, (66) 2 712 2077 Navamin 9 Hospital A: 599 Moo 13, Sihaburanukit Road, Minburi, Khet Minburi, Bangkok, 10510 T: (66) 2 518 1818 Nonthavej Hospital A: 30/8 Ngamwongwarn, Bangken, Muang, Nontaburi 11000 T: (66) 2 596 7888

Bumrungrad International A: 33 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana, Sukhumvit, Bangkok 10110 T: (66) 2 667 1000

Praram 9 Hospital A: 99 Soi Praram 9 Hospital, Huay Kwang , Rama 9, Bangkok 10320 T: (66) 2 202 9999

Central General Hospital A: 290 Paholyothin Road, Anusaowaree, Bang Khen, Bangkok 10220 T: (66) 2 552 8777

Ramkhamhaeng Hospital A: 2138 Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 T: (66) 2 743 9999

Saimai Hospital A: 91 Moo 1 Chaloem Phong Rd., Sai Mai, Bangkok 10220 T: (66) 2 991 8999, (66) 2 533 3029 Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital A: 488 Srinakarin Road., Suanluang, Bangkok 10250 T: (66) 2 378 9000 Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital A: 133 Sukhumvit 49, Klongtan Nua,Vadhana, Bangkok 10110 T: (66) 2 711 8181 Sikarin Hospital A: 4/29, Srinakarin Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260 T: (66) 2 366 9900 Synphaet Hospital A: 9/99 Ramintra Road, Kannayao, Bangkok 10230 T: (66) 2 793 5099, (66) 2 793 5000 Vejthani Hospital A: 1 Ladprao Road 111, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi Bangkok T: (66) 2 734 0000, (66) 85 223 8888 Vibhavadi Hospital A: 51/3 Ngamwongwan Road, Ladyao, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900 T: (66) 2 561 1111

Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital A: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Road, Huay Khwang, Bangkok 10310 T: (66) 2 310 3000 Yanhee Hospital A: 454 Charansanitwong Road, Soi 90 Bang-O, Bangplad, Bangkok 10700 T: (66) 2 879 0300

CHIANG MAI Chiangmai Ram Hospital A: 8 Boonreungrit Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 T: (66) 53 920 300

HUA HIN Bangkok Hospital Hua Hin A: 888 Petchkasem Road, Hua Hin, Prajuabkirikhan 77110 T: (66) 32 616 800

KOH SAMUI Bangkok Hospital Samui A: 57 Moo 3, Thaweerat Phakdee Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320 T: (66) 77 429 500

PATTAYA Bangkok Hospital Pattaya A: 301 Sukhumvit Road, Banglamung, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150 T: (66) 38 259 999 Samitivej Sriracha Hospital A: 8 Soi Laemket, Jermompol Road, Sriracha, Pattaya, Chonburi 20110 T: (66) 38 320 300

PHITSANULOK Pitsanuvej Hospital A: Khunpirentoratep Rd., Muang, Phitsanulok 65000 T: (66) 55 909 000

PHUKET Bangkok Hospital Phuket A: 2/1 Hongyok Utis Road, Muang, Phuket 83000 T: (66) 76 254 425 Phuket International Hospital A: 44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road, Muang, Phuket 83000 T: (66) 76 249 400, (66) 76 361 818

TRAT Bangkok Hospital Trat A: 376 Moo 2, Sukhumwit Road, Wangkrajae, Muangtrat, Trat 23000 T: (66) 39 532 735 BNH Hospital


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We would like to offer special thanks to: iIlustrations contributors (in alphabetical order) Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Bangkok Hospital, Bangkok Hospital Pattaya, BNH Hospital, Bumrungrad International, Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Mission Hills Phuket Golf Resort & Spa, Praram9 Hospital, Samitivej Srinakarin Hospital, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital, Vejthani Hospital Find more information about Thailand Medical Tourism at TOURISM AUTHORITY OF THAILAND 1600 New Phetchaburi Road, Makkasan, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND Tel: (66) 2250 5500 Fax: (66) 2250 5511 E-mail: Website:

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