Saturday, March 29, 2008

Forget Canadian Healthcare, Let's Go to Mexico

Mexico Builds Hospitals to Lure Medical Tourists From America

Grupo Empresarial Los Angeles, Mexico's largest private hospital chain, is spending $700 million to build 15 hospitals over the next three years. Oca Hospital, a family-owned company in Monterrey, is building a 200-bed facility there.

"In diverse cities that are attractive to Americans, we can offer hospitals that are very competitive and at a very good price,'' Ramirez said.

Grupo Angeles has a marketing campaign targeting Americans. The goal is for foreigners to make up 20% of patients within two years, up from 5% now. At the company's hospital in Tijuana, Americans accounted for 40% of the 100,000 patients the facility admitted in 2007.


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