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Hospital Care in Singapore Now Available to American Patients at Pre-Negotiated, In-Network Rates Far Lower than Comparable Services in the U.S.
Date:4/17/2008

SINGAPORE, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three hospitals operated by ParkwayHealth have become the first medical institutions in Singapore to join a U.S.-based health care network and will treat American patients at pre-negotiated, in-network rates that are dramatically lower than those typically charged at hospitals in the United States.

Clients of South Carolina-based Companion Global Healthcare Inc., now have the option of traveling to Mount Elizabeth, Gleneagles or East Shore hospitals in Singapore, where they can access a wide range of medical and surgical services, including joint replacements, open heart and cardiology surgery, and invasive cancer treatment.

Each Parkway hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the affiliate of The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the largest accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

"This marks a significant milestone in the global reach of Singapore's health care," said Dr. Jason CH Yap, director of healthcare services for the Singapore Tourism Board. "Singapore has long been the leading medical hub and health care destination of choice in Asia. It is therefore not unexpected that Americans would also seek to avail themselves of high quality health care in Singapore's safe and stable environment." More than 410,000 visitors traveled to Singapore for medical services in 2006.

"Patients in increasing numbers are crossing international borders seeking top-quality care at affordable prices," said Dan Snyder, ParkwayHealth group executive vice president and chief operating officer and a former staff member of the U.S. Surgeon General and Chief of Naval Operation's offices. "Our three world-class hospitals in Singapore have fully English-speaking, reputable specialists and nurses who offer some of the best treatment available anywhere in the world."

"The addition of ParkwayHealth in Singapore means our individual clients and employer grou
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