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Is Bali the Next Hot Asian Medical Tourism Destination?

by Fiona Harper

BIMC Hospital Group in Bali has announced a partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott Bali to provide the country’s first ever medical tourism packages and services to inbound travelers visiting Asia’s most popular island destination.

Inaugurated on May 5, 2012 by Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, along with officials from the Ministry of Health and the Balinese government, the internationally managed BIMC Hospital is well equipped to offer visitors the country’s most advanced dialysis treatments, surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures as well as dental care.

Located along a palm-lined boulevard neighboring BIMC Hospital in the integrated resort complex of Nusa Dua, the Courtyard by Marriott Bali has added specific aftercare services to its range of hospitality in preparation for the launch of the medical facility.

“Ahead of BIMC Hospital opening, we began planning and training for the best of comfort and care the moment a guest returns to the resort from their medical procedure,” said Courtyard by Marriott General Manager, Jeff Tyler. “We carefully looked at services that aid in recuperation such as special diets and nutrition, unique spa and wellness programs as well as ensuring wheel chair access to all areas of the property.”

Along with in-room and resort-wide comfort and facilities, the resort is furthermore the first property in Indonesia to coordinate specialized medical services such as aftercare visits by BIMC Hospital nurses.

BIMC Hospital Bali

“We value the partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott resort as care and safety should carry on after our clients complete their medical procedures,” said BIMC Hospital Group founder and CEO, Craig Beveridge. “The Courtyard resort is conveniently located nearby and offers complementing services and standards not to mention an ideal spot for pre –and-post procedure rest and relaxation.”

BIMC Hospital Chief Medical Director, Dr. Donna Moniaga, presides over a team of medical professionals from Australia, Indonesia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and New Zealand. “The hospital is equipped for complex surgeries with three operating theatres along with our CosMedic™, dialysis and dental facilities all of which could easily rival any hospital anywhere,” said BIMC Chief Marketing Officer, Roland Staehler. “We refer to our elective programs as our three ‘centres of excellence’ and true to the nature of medical tourism, we are further distinguished by offering affordable healthcare.”

The 50-bed hospital is set in a lush, one-hectare site planned with a 24-hour medical emergency entrance and hotel-like foyer at the front of the building servicing the hospital’s medical, dialysis and dental centres. The facility is also designed with a private entrance that leads to the CosMedic Centre with its contemporary interior and views onto a serene golf course.

“I can’t think of a better place in the sun to visit for medical reasons,” said Tyler. “With the convenience of BIMC’s location and professional services within what is a completely integrated resort experience, medical tourism in Bali will no doubt add to the long list of reasons to visit the island.”

BIMC Nusa Dua is the group’s second hospital to open in Bali, its first facility established as a medical institution in 1998 and recognized as a fully equipped hospital in 2007. With its comprehensive qualification program for all medical staff and continually evolving high standards and protocols for healthcare practices and services, BIMC has earned itself a trusted name in the Asia-Pacific medical community.

The BIMC Nusa Dua Dialysis Centre is designed to provide clients the latest hemodialysis facility and services performed in a dedicated spa-style unit. Each of the unit’s eight specialized therapy chairs provides recumbent comfort with each station designed with the utmost in patient care and privacy. For added relaxation during the four to five hour dialysis procedure, each chair is equipped with Internet and TV.

The BIMC Nusa Dua CosMedic™ Centre offers a full range of aesthetic treatments including skin rejuvenation, injectables, fillers and more complex plastic surgery with treatment performed in a discreet, spa-like atmosphere. The CosMedic Center specializes in both non-invasive and invasive treatments using laser rejuvenation and resurfacing, wrinkle reduction and hair removal. The center furthermore offers ultrasound-radiofrequency, body contouring techniques and plastic surgery including breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy-tuck and facelifts performed by accredited plastic surgeons.

The BIMC Nusa Dua Dental Centre offers only the highest standard dental treatment for tourists and residents alike, ranging from regular check-ups, standard restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns and bridges, and more complex procedures like oral surgery and dental implants.

The two-storey BIMC Nusa Dua Hospital is the only hospital within easy reach of Nusa Dua and the tourism enclaves of Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran and Uluwatu. Situated in the heart of the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC), BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua is located within walking distance to the Courtyard by Marriott Bali, Bali Golf and Country Club, Nusa Dua Convention Center and Nusa Dua shopping mall and beachfront esplanade. Nusa Dua is a 30-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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