The Cleveland Clinic, a growing player in international healthcare, is expanding its global network of country representatives to five new locations: Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.
Currently, the clinic has representatives in countries covering a total of 16 countries. In addition to the five new countries, these are the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
The health system said in a press release on Tuesday, Nov. 29, that representatives in the country are “using their common language and cultural understanding to make the journey easier for patients.”
Representatives are working to connect patients to clinic services available at various locations in the United States; Toronto; London; and Abu Dhabi. They arrange online educational consultations, second opinions where possible and follow-up appointments, as well as in-person treatment at a nearby clinic.
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Dr. Curtis Rimmerman, chairman of Cleveland Clinic International Operations, said in a statement, “By expanding our network of representatives in the country, we can expand access to care by breaking down language and cultural barriers that may have prevented patients from seeking care. treatments that may not have been available to them before.”
The clinic system includes 22 hospitals and more than 220 outpatient facilities worldwide. Patients from approximately 185 countries of the world come to the Clinic’s facilities for treatment.
This story first appeared in our sister publication, Crane’s Cleveland business.