Transitioning GLHV to an international medical tourism company
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global Health Voyager, Inc. (GLHV)(OTCBB: GLHV) is now positioned as a publicly-traded international medical tourism company with completion of the asset acquisition of PlanetHospital. Rudy Rupak, founder and CEO of PlanetHospital, will lead the PlanetHospital operations for GLHV.
PlanetHospital has been a pioneer in medical tourism since 2002; PlanetHospital has served thousands of patients to become one of the largest medical travel facilitator in the United States. The Company has been featured in more than 200 media outlets, including CNN.com, ABC, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal-Asia, Good Housekeeping and the Los Angeles Times.
“Medical travel appeals to uninsured or underinsured Americans — a number that reached 81 million people in 2010,” said Ali Moussavi, GLHV president and CEO. “As the rapidly-growing practice of travelling across international borders to obtain affordable, quality healthcare, medical travel fills an urgent need. In fact, we are witnessing the evolution of the medical travel option into a global and integrated healthcare system.”
“PlanetHospital lies at the forefront of this advancement, catering to the needs of Americans who must dip into their hard-earned savings to finance medical care,” Moussavi added. “Rudy’s leadership and considerable expertise as an industry pioneer will accelerate business opportunities in this ever-expanding global Phenomenon.”
PlanetHospital will release a new state-of-the-art website by year end, featuring a clean, minimalist appearance that is simple to navigate, and includes an updated Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), virtual detailed anatomical procedure body and video of patient testimonials. The PlanetHospital business will fulfill the needs of individuals, self-insured employers and third party intermediaries by providing a range of services to facilitate access to medical procedures, from cosmetic surgery, hip replacement to stem cell therapy.
According to Rudy Rupak, founder and CEO of PlanetHospital, “As a safe and viable solution to rising healthcare costs, we offer access to physicians and hospitals that have been fully vetted and that exemplify the highest level of quality and safety in the world. Our cost-effective medical travel packages allow patients to pay a fraction of the cost they’d pay in the U.S.”
About Global Health Voyager
Global Health Voyager, Inc. (OTCBB: GLHV) is a publicly-traded international medical tourism company, and the owner of PlanetHospital, the market leader in medical tourism and patient acquisitions. It offers technology solutions, medical tourism consulting services, and access to a worldwide network of highly accredited facilities and providers to patients seeking healthcare, surgical, dental, and wellness procedures. Established in 2002, PlanetHospital is a convenient, one-stop medical tourism resource, providing consumers, employers, payers and other intermediaries access to information that empowers the decision-making process for selecting a destination, hospital, procedure or service. Through established relationships with international providers, the Company has already completed the groundwork to verify the accreditation and experience of the provider organizations it partners with. Visit http://www.planethospital.com or www.globalhealthvoyager.com.
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