October 16, 2021

Florida the global destination for high quality & affordable healthcare

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logo-1562-1700For more than fifty years, patients have traveled to the United States from across the world in search of the highest quality care for complex problems.

With a network of well-known and reputable healthcare facilities near an abundance of world-renowned destination activities ranging from Disney and Universal to sporting events, hundreds of miles of beaches and year round tropical climate, Florida has always represented the perfect destination for international patients and their families.

Ease of travel to Florida with some of the nation’s busiest airports with direct connections from more than 50 countries makes Florida one of the most easily accessible States in the nation for international patients.

Tenet Healthcare Florida’s 10 hospitals each with centers of excellence designations have become the preferred choice for patients from across the globe traveling to the United States for medical care.

Tenet’s hospitals are located in some of the most popular destinations in the state – Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach – and include:

• 2 major trauma hospitals (Level I)
• 1 pediatric hospital
• 6 bariatric centers
• 5 cardiac centers
• 10 orthopedic hospitals
• 3 NICU centers – level III (highest certification)
• 4 oncology centers
• 10 comprehensive & primary stroke centers
• 1 pediatric cardiology center
• 1 pediatric neurosurgery center
• 1 gamma knife center

Tenet Florida is also home to the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, located on the campus of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach. The Paley Institute offers the most technologically advanced limb lengthening and deformity treatments available in the world today.

Dr. Paley is the most experienced limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeon in the United States as well as internationally. With twenty four years of experience, he has pioneered many innovative surgical techniques for the treatment of the following:
• limb-length discrepancy
• limb deformity
• congenital deficiencies
• skeletal dysplasias and dwarfisms
• non-unions
• joint preservation
• complex and rare bone diseases and skeletal abnormalities

Dr. Paley’s remarkable success in reconstruction and preservation of upper and lower limbs in children and adults has drawn patients from fifty states and more than thirty countries.

Tenet is also known for pioneering medical breakthroughs and it Delray Medical Center is among the first hospitals in the country and the first in Florida to offer the 6 Pillar Approach for patients with subcortical brain abnormalities such as tumors and hemorrhages. This new surgical approach integrates several existing technologies and new advancements, allowing doctors to see, access and remove abnormalities previously considered inoperable.

Presently, only a little over 100 physicians have been trained to perform this surgery in the United States. Dr. Lloyd Zucker, Chief of Neurosurgery at Delray Medical Center, is currently the only neurosurgeon in Florida trained to use the 6 Pillar Approach and NICO BrainPath to remove anomalies such as malignant brain tumors and intracranial hemorrhages.

“It is a technology that expands our ability to operate safely on the brain and reach areas within the brain that we haven’t been able to safely reach before,” said Dr. Zucker.

From performing the first open heart surgery in Broward County in 1974 to the only hospital with an Aortic Disease Institute, Tenet’s Florida Medical Center has been leading the healthcare industry with innovative approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of aortic diseases and conditions. Our treatments are customized to meet the needs of each individual patient. This can include a traditional open surgery or minimally invasive options

From the routine to the most complex cases, Tenet Florida hospitals and outpatient centers have a strong reputation for delivering high quality healthcare reflected in the more than 250 prestigious industry awards its hospitals have received from some of the leading healthcare quality rating agencies in the U.S including:

• Ranked #1 in Florida for Cardiac Surgery by HealthGrades
• Ranked #1 in Florida for Neurosciences by HealthGrades
• Ranked Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services by HealthGrades
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award
• Recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Excellence Award and the 5 star Maternity Award for 8 Years in a Row
• One of the few Networks in South Florida with a Hospital Devoted Exclusively to Children and Winner of the Kids Crown Award: Best Pediatric Emergency Care in Palm Beach County
• Leading Regional Cancer Centers Accredited by the Commission on Cancer & American College of Surgeons
• Our Level 1 Trauma Centers are among the top centers in Florida

Tenet Florida’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Katzin says “International patients often chose Tenet because they are aware of our commitment to excellence and emphasis on practicing and measuring evidence-based medicine. Our hospitals are committed to delivering care that is patient-centered.

Patient-centered care is care that integrates patient preferences, needs, culture and values into care plans and clinical decisions, and patients are encouraged to be engaged in their care. An abundance of research has demonstrated better outcomes for patients who are engaged in their care.”

Tenet Florida Hospitals are not only committed to providing the very best care but also the very best patient and family experience.

Our member hospitals recognize that travelling for healthcare can be physically and emotionally difficult for both patients and families and therefore we have invested substantial resources to help make the process of travelling internationally for healthcare needs as seamless as possible. With the goal of providing the very best care to the patients, Tenet has developed a sophisticated multi-lingual and multi-cultural international patient concierge program that provides 24-hour services to support patients and families which includes the following services:

• Transportation, including airport pick up and ground
• Personal escorts to appointments/procedures
• Hotel or long-term lodging at discounted rates for patients and families
• Interpretation services
• Dietary requests honoring special needs
• Arrangements for cultural or religious needs
• Appointment scheduling

Salome Lofty, Manager of Tenet’s International Patient Concierge Program says “once a patient arrives, our program provides all the support necessary throughout the stay to ensure that care is seamlessly coordinated even and also assists with the patient’s return home and even follow-up after the patient returns home. Our program is characterized by several unique attributes that together help to create the very best experience for patients from across the world and that’s just one of the many reasons why international patients choose our facilities for care and are often quick to recommend us to others.”

For more information contact Tenet’s the 24-hour International Patient Concierge Center toll-free at 1-855-836-3846 or by email at [email protected]


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