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Holy Cross to sponsor the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress (South Florida-October 24-26)

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The 5th World Medical Tourism Congress is proud to announce Holy Cross as one of the sponsors of the Medical Tourism Congress, the largest educational and networking platform in the medical tourism industry. A non-profit, Joint Commission accredited, 559-bed Catholic facility, Holy Cross Hospital has provided our community with innovative, compassionate and exceptional healthcare for over 55 years.

Holy Cross now has opened its doors to the world, breaking down the borders that shouldn't exist between patients and exceptional healthcare.

Through their International Services program, Holy Cross provides service to international patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Their multicultural staff understands the needs of international patients who seek care in a foreign country.

The organization is fully dedicated to making patients and their family members feel as welcome and comfortable as possible with special consideration to their cultural needs.

Holy Cross Hospital is excited to attend the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress to inform the international healthcare community that the exceptional, award-winning care we have provided for over 55 years is now available to the rest of the world. Said Dr. Francisco Gonzalez, Director, Holy Cross Hospital International Services.

As a member of Catholic Health East, a multi-institutional Catholic health system located in 11 eastern states from Maine to Florida, Holy Cross Hospital hopes to increase awareness within the international healthcare community regarding our long-standing tradition of innovative, award-winning care, centered around compassion for our patients.

We were the first hospital in our community to earn a Magnet Nursing status, which nationally recognizes the best in professional nursing and patient care, and we have maintained this level of care over time. For years, we have nurtured a culture of inclusion in which all persons are welcomed, valued and celebrated; we are able to offer this to our international patients as we provide care with special consideration of their cultural needs
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Accredited by the Joint Commission, Holy Cross Hospital has once again been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area and high performing in orthopedics, gynecology, geriatrics and urology.

The Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute continues to receive high recognition from HealthGrades, being named in the top 5% in the nation for joint replacement surgery, seven years in a row; top 5% in the nation for orthopedic surgery, 5 years in a row; and Best in Region for joint replacement surgery in 2012. Becker's Hospital Review also has recognized our orthopedic program as one of the best in the nation.

In addition, Holy Cross focus on safety has gained several accolades over the years. Most recently, Holy Cross received top ratings in patient safety from two national organizations: they received a grade A Hospital Patient Safety ScoreTM from the Leapfrog Group and they were awarded the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award, scoring in the 99th percentile of the hospitals in the Midas+ database.

For more information contact Holy Cross Hospital's International Services program at 866-262-8621 or visit

The Medical Tourism Association encourages participants of the 5th World Medical Tourism Congress to connect with the members of Holy Cross Hospital in the networking platform and to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings at their booth during the Congress.

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