Patients Beyond Borders? FOCUS ON series to feature top Malaysian hospitals


Chapel Hill, NC – 8 July 2010: Patients Beyond Borders,

The announcement comes as the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) is scheduled to host its Annual International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 13 – 15 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Now in its eighteenth year, the conference features dignitaries and notable speakers from Malaysia and throughout the world. The theme for this year’s conference is “3G’s in Hospital Management – Governance, Giving and Greening.”

“We are excited to be participating in this dynamic new program,” says Dato Dr. Jacob Thomas, president of APHM. “The FOCUS ON: format will allow us to creatively promote Malaysia to the international traveler with up-to-date, interactive information on Malaysia’s signature medical specialties, pricing, and advantages as a leading international medical travel destination.”

Healthy Travel Media’s new FOCUS ON: series offers a 30-page, full-color digital brochure and eBook highlighting the world’s leading internationally accredited hospitals and specialty centers in a fully searchable and dynamic consumer-friendly format. Published under the Patients Beyond Borders brand, the series offers healthcare consumers detailed information on specialties, procedures, costs, and travel planning from the most recognized, trusted information source in international medical travel.

“We’re honored to be showcasing so many of Malaysia’s top hospitals in our new series,” says Josef Woodman, president of Healthy Travel Media. “Malaysia has quickly risen to become one of the world’s leading international medical travel destinations with its state-of-the art facilities and competitive pricing.”

“The opportunity to showcase our hospitals and provide information on specific procedures, providers, packages, and pricing to healthcare consumers will greatly enhance our ability to reach the international patient at or near the decision stage of health procedure planning,” says Dato Dr. Thomas.

The FOCUS ON: series is accessible from a variety of sources, including the Patients Beyond Borders Web site, each facility’s Web site, third-party Web sites, Kindle and other eBook readers, iPhone and other mobile devices, medical, business, and reference libraries worldwide, and all popular social networks.

About the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia

Established in 1972, APHM currently represents more than 100 private hospitals and medical clinics approved and licensed by Malaysia's Ministry of Health. Of those, more than 30 are directly involved in medical tourism. Among APHM's objectives is the delivery of a high standard of healthcare to the public by coordinating activities of private hospitals and promoting healthcare services within Malaysia. For additional information about the conference or to register, please visit

For more information about APHM, please contact:

Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia

Ms. Ruby Ng

Tel: 03 2284.0278

Fax: 03 2284.1278

Email: [email protected]


About Healthy Travel Media

Healthy Travel Media, an independent imprint based in Chapel Hill, NC, publishes books, eBooks, videos and online information on medical, health, and wellness travel. Its flagship international title, Patients Beyond Borders, now in its Second Edition, is the leading consumer reference guide for medical tourism and is filled with authoritative, accessible advice. Specialized editions have been published for Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey. The Patients Beyond Borders series is available through booksellers everywhere and is distributed to the retail trade by Publishers Group West (

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Tel: +1 919 545.0668

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