Patients Beyond Borders Launches Special Edition for Singapore

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 26 /CNW/ -- Healthy Travel Media and
SingaporeMedicine jointly announce the launch of the "Patients Beyond Borders
Singapore Edition."  Following the success of the flagship "Patients Beyond
Borders," published in March 2007, the Singapore Edition will be introduced at
the World Conference of Family Doctors in Singapore on 24-27 July 2007.
    The 336-page guidebook features an in-depth overview of Singapore's
hospitals and clinics serving international patients. Considered one of the
world's top medical travel destinations, Singapore drew over 410,000
international patients to its hospitals and treatment centers in 2006 and the
country boasts 11 JCI-accredited hospitals.  In 2000, Singapore's healthcare
system was ranked the best in Asia and sixth best in the world by the World
Health Organization (the U.S. was ranked thirty-sixth).
    "With its unparalleled medical and accreditation infrastructure, I
couldn't think of a better venue than Singapore for the launch of the Patients
Beyond Borders Special Editions," said author Josef Woodman.
    SingaporeMedicine will host a three-day program entitled "Singapore, the
World's Choice Healthcare Destination" for interested media, from July 23-25,
2007.  A press conference launching the "Patients Beyond Borders Singapore
Edition" will be held on July 23rd, with author Josef Woodman and Dr Jason
Yap, Director of Healthcare Services of the Singapore Tourism Board. Members
of the media are invited to tour Singapore's hospitals and medical facilities,
including JCI-accredited Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Mount Elizabeth Hospital.
    "Singapore offers so many diagnostic and treatment choices to
international patients. In marrying the best-selling international medical
travel guide with one of the leading medical tourism destinations in Asia,
patients now have a one-stop source of planning and travel information for
their every medical need," said Dr Yap.
    Review copies of  "Patients Beyond Borders: Everybody's Guide to
Affordable, World-Class Medical Tourism" and "Patients Beyond Borders
Singapore Edition" are available for members of the press upon request.
    Complete conference and tour information can be found at

    About Healthy Travel Media
    Healthy Travel Media, an independent imprint based in Chapel Hill, NC,
publishes books on medical travel, treatment, and wellness. "Patients Beyond
Borders" is available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere.

    About SingaporeMedicine
    SingaporeMedicine is a multi-agency government-industry partnership to
develop and promote Singapore as a medical hub. Singapore offers
internationally trained and respected healthcare professionals, advanced
technology and the latest and safest drugs, backed by a sound research
foundation, for better diagnostics and outcomes. International patient liaison
services, a cosmopolitan culture, convenient access and transport, and a clean
and safe environment provide peace of mind to healthcare visitors and their
families in their time of need.

For further information:

For further information: U.S. Media, Heather LaGarde of Healthy Travel 
Media, +1-336-376-0574,; or Singapore 
Media, Ms. Sherina Chan of SingaporeMedicine, (65) 6831 3476, Web Site:       

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