THAILAND: The Medical Hub of Asia
Thailand is gaining a reputation in Asia as a medical hub. In 2009, the number of foreign patients treated in Thailand reached 1.4 million, of which over 60% were fly-ins. Thailand’s wide range of hospitals are a draw for patients, evidenced by continuous growth of foreign patients from around the world.
Patients cite the high standard of care and technology, internationally trained medical professionals, competitive costs associated with care, and the level of warmth and customer service they receive from the healthcare system as reasons to come to Thailand. In addition, Thailand’s rich culture, pleasant surroundings, and comprehensive infrastructure contribute to its appeal.
At Samitivej we feel that offering an international standard medical care is only the beginning. Providing a healing environment is also necessary. As such, we make certain our surroundings are calming and encourage patient healing. Our hospital facilities such as the furniture, amenities, and use of space, are all designed with our patients comfort and convenience in mind.
We recognize that little irritations in life can become major distractions when one is not feeling well. In order to serve all patients needs, Samitivej provides multilingual interpreters, areas for religious practice and observation, inpatient internet access, restaurants, and convenient shops.
Samitivej uses medical technology to improve efficiencies, reduce cost, increase patient access to services, and reduce the likelihood of human error. However, it is in the people using the technology who ensure seamless service provision and continuity of care from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation, and follow up. All our people in different departments, including those in medical, nursing, physiotherapy, dietitian, pharmacy, and IT, thoughtfully and sincerely collaborate with one another towards the best interests of our patients in finding new ways to serve them and their loved ones better.
Medical and pharmaceutical technologies has developed rapidly during the past century, transforming healthcare in number of different ways. Today medicine is safer, more accessible and efficient.
At Samitivej, we too have embraced technology. But more importantly, we understand that there is no replacement for the human touch. Our staff are committed to ensure a healing environment and a touch of caring and understanding.
Hi-touch Meets Hi-tech
We endeavor to go beyond our patient’s expectations. Samitivej is among the first to introduce a rapidly emerging field of medicine, which attempts to predict, analyze, and prevent diseases before they can progress, thereby enhancing your overall health. Our Life Center for example, operates under the philosophy of Predictive and Preventive Care. Diseases such as metabolic syndrome (a concurrent diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol) can be largely prevented and most certainly treated. The Life Center also offers anti-aging and alternative medicine programs. Our Sport and Orthopedics Center managed by a team of leading surgeons and specialists, provides treatment for spine, joint and sports related injuries through the aid of comprehensive equipment and an integrated multidisciplinary approach to care leading to increased mobility and decreased pain.
At Samitivej, we work round-the-clock! We are here for you whether you are in or outside Thailand. Our Mobile ICU/CCU ambulances have been equipped to ensure hospital-like standards during patient transfers. In addition to our land transportation services, we also have an Emergency Air Ambulance. This medically equipped helicopter allows for patient transfers from over 30 airports both domestically and within the Indochina region at an international standard.
Hospital without Walls
Samitivej understands our patients’ busy lifestyle. That is why we change the way the hospital delivers care for patients. With the latest communications technology, Samitivej is raising healthcare services and experience to a new level.
Our inpatients will always relax with our ‘infotainment’ system which is available in all of our rooms. Aside from the state-of-the-art online entertainment, doctors can access information such as X-ray and ultrasound result on LCD screen in patient’s rooms.
Once discharged, our patients can easily access their medical record on-line through ‘my health profile’ regardless of their location. Their record will be kept confidentially and will be shared between them and their doctors only. With mobile technology, the patients can also schedule appointment with their doctors in just one click.
This and many other innovations will help our patients feel safer and more convenient knowing that they can reach us anywhere and anytime in their busy life.