Success in medical travel recognised by IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2018

The very best in the medical travel sector are celebrating following the announcement of the winners in the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2018 .

The awards celebrate innovation and excellence in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry. Unlike other awards in the sector, the IMTJ awards are judged by an independent panel of medical travel experts, chaired by IMTJ Editor in Chief, Keith Pollard.

The awards were presented on 23 May at a high-profile reception in Athens, Greece during the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit which brought together leading healthcare providers and medical tourism experts from around the world. The Awards were generously supported by Elitour, Medical Korea, the Hellenic Motor Museum, Radisson Blu, Argo Travel and Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The 2018 winners are:

Health and medical tourism: Destination of the year
Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Health and medical tourism: Cluster of the year
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

International hospital of the year
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Specialist international patient centre
Institut Jantung Negara (IJN), Malaysia

International dental clinic of the year
Kreativ Dental Clinic, Hungary

International cosmetic surgery clinic of the year
Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre, Malaysia

International fertility clinic of the year
TMC Fertility & Women’s Specialist Centre, Malaysia

International cancer centre of the year
The London Clinic, UK

International hair clinic of the year
DHI Scotland, UK

International eye clinic of the year
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, UAE

Best medical travel web site
Qunomedical, Germany

Best marketing initiative
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best quality initiative
TMC Fertility & Women’s Specialist Centre, Malaysia

Excellence in customer service
Clemenceau Medical Center, Lebanon

Best use of technology in medical tourism
Clemenceau Medical Center, Lebanon

Highly commended entrants:

Health and medical tourism: Destination of the year
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

Excellence in customer service
The London Clinic, UK

Excellence in customer service
Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Best medical travel web site
IVF Media, USA

Editor in Chief of IMTJ, Keith Pollard says:

“The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in the medical travel, medical tourism and health tourism industry worldwide, and are the only independent awards to recognise those who are the best of the best. Our panel of 20 international judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients

All of our winners exemplify the way the medical travel industry should operate –offering an exceptional patient experience and providing the best possible medical outcomes. I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards; I encourage other hospitals, clinics and medical travel providers to raise their game to match or even better this year’s winners.”

For all media enquiries, including images of the ceremony, contacts for winners and interviews with Keith Pollard, please contact Sarah Ward:

Notes for editors:

About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ helps to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by LaingBuisson. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.

Media Contact Details
Sarah Ward, IMTJ
PR Fire 10 Broomfield Lane, Hale,
Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9AQ