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Issue 12 (May. 2011)

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Medical Korea Newsletter is the news clippings about Korean healthcare and medical tourism industry monthly presented by Korea Health Industry Development Institute USA.
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Making medical tourism the nation's next big industry
Making medical tourism the nation's next big industry
Almost two years ago, local authorities decided to promote the nation's medical industry for international visitors looking for treatment. During the last 20 years, the private healthcare systems of a number of...more
Korea's Medical Tourism Push Can Benefit Korean And Global Pharma - Medical Korea 2011
Korea's Medical Tourism Push Can Benefit Korean And Global Pharma – Medical Korea 2011
SEOUL – South Korea's bid to top Thailand, India and Singapore as an Asian hub for healthcare...more
Korea reaps surplus in medical tourism
Korea reaps surplus in medical tourism
Korea enjoyed a $2.2 million surplus in health–related travel and tourism last year, the Bank of Korea (BOK) said Monday. This was the first time that the category was in the black since the bank began compiling figures in 2006. However, it would be premature to...more
Korean doctors give lessons on gastric surgery
Korean doctors give lessons on gastric surgery
A group of gastric cancer specialists from Brazil who are visiting Korea this week were duly impressed. The five visiting doctors from Sao Paulo had entered the operating room at Yonsei University's Severance Hospital in Sinchon, western Seoul, on Monday...more
Korea's smallest preemie goes home
Korea's smallest preemie goes home
One of the most premature babies ever born in Korea, whose survival was doubted, goes home today after nine months at Samsung Medical Center. Kim Eun-shik is now a healthy, 3.57 kilogram (7.9 pound) baby. He was born on July 12, 2010, after only 25 weeks of gestation, weighing just 280 grams. His 40–year–old mother, surnamed Lee, suffered a pregnancy disorder and gave birth prematurely. Doctors expect him to grow normally and suffer no health issues as a result of being born prematurely. "An extreme preterm baby grows...more
Travelers seek beauty in Gangnam
Travelers seek beauty in Gangnam
Jenny Cheng, a Chinese–American living in Las Vegas, stopped over in Korea last month en route to China. It was a brief stay of less than six hours, but enough to receive laser wrinkle–removal thanks to several online consultations while in the U.S. After the treatment, she went straight to the airport. "There are a lot of...more
Six regions to receive medical tourism support
Six regions to receive medical tourism support
Six local administrations will receive subsidies of 2 billion won ($1.8 million) to boost medical tourism, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said Monday...more
Foreigners get medical help by calling 1339
Foreigners get medical help by calling 1339
More than 13,000 foreign nationals have gotten assistance from a medical information center run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The city government Friday said 13,283 foreigners contacted the Seoul Emergency Medical Information Center as of March since it came into operation in May 2008. Nearly 50 percent of the callers were English–speaking, followed by Chinese with 11 percent and Japanese with...more
Breakthrough in medical dispute resolution
Breakthrough in medical dispute resolution
After many twists and turns, the National Assembly finally passed the Bill on Malpractice–related Damage Relief and Medical Dispute Resolution on March 11. The new act will take effect one year after it is proclaimed law this month. It has been 23 years since a similar bill dealing with disputes over medical malpractice was first presented to the Assembly in 1988. This act aims to secure just, speedy and inexpensive resolution of medical disputes, focusing on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, while traditionally...more
Finance minister pushes for-profit hospitals
Finance minister pushes for-profit hospitals
Paving the way for investor–owned hospitals, domestic or imported, would be essential for jolting growth in Korea's service industry, Strategy and Finance Minister Yoon Jeung–hyun claimed Wednesday. Yoon's call for allowing commercially–driven hospitals, to complement the traditional non-profit medical institutions, were to endorse a renewed set of measures announced by economy–related ministries Wednesday that showed the government's commitment to further deregulate the service sector. Relaxing healthcare–related...more
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ASAN Medical Center
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Liver transplantations pass 3,000 mark
Liver transplantations pass 3,000 mark
The liver transplantation team of AMC has reached the remarkable milestone of performing a total of over 3,000 liver transplantations. Reached in the 19 years since AMC's first liver transplantation in 1992, this...more
Steady stream of overseas medical scientists coming to AMC for training
Steady stream of overseas medical scientists coming to AMC for training
Over 300 visiting scholars came from around the world in 2010, including China/USA/India Last year, a total of 303 foreign medical scientists from around...more
Dr. Seung-Jung Park publishes fourth paper in NEJM, a first in Korea
Dr. Seung–Jung Park publishes fourth paper in NEJM, a first in Korea
Dr. Seung–Jung Park, director of the Asan Heart Institute, has attained the remarkable achievement of having published four papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the prestigious international medical research journal, the first Korean medical researcher to...more
Chung–Ang University Medical Center
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Chung-Ang sets standard with spine and thyroid treatments
Chung–Ang sets standard with spine and thyroid treatments
Chung–Ang University Medical Center in Heukseok–dong, Seoul, may have not been the first choice for foreigners in the past. But recently, with several renovations and the support of business giant Doosan, the hospital has been treating more foreign patients from Seoul...more
Samsung Medical Center
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SMC draws patients from more nations
SMC draws patients from more nations
Samsung Medical Center's international clinic has been praised for its latest medical techniques and for having some of the most sophisticated services. Located on the second floor of the annex building of Samsung Medical Center in southern Seoul, there are two internists, a family doctor, a pediatrician and a rheumatologis...more
The Samsung Healthcare Group Signs a Deal to Introduce Proton Therapy
The Samsung Healthcare Group Signs a Deal to Introduce Proton Therapy
The Samsung Healthcare Group announced that it will introduce the state–of–the–art proton therapy system, often dubbed "the dream cancer treatment...more
Seoul National University Hospital
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SNU opens country's fifth cancer hospital
SNU opens country's fifth cancer hospital
Seoul National University Hospital announced the opening Friday of a special hospital for cancer patients, giving Korea its fifth cancer hospital. Four...more
SNU Hospital goes global
SNU Hospital goes global
When Seoul National University Hospital opened its cancer center last month, it was the beginning of another renaissance for the hospital that has arguably ruled the country's medical field for more than half a...more
Seoul St. Mary's Hospital
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U.S. Office in Operation for a Year, with High Level of Patient Satisfaction
U.S. Office in Operation for a Year, with High Level of Patient Satisfaction
In March, the Catholic University of Korea Seoul St. Mary's Hospital marked first anniversary of the opening of local office in Los Angeles, the U.S. The hospital is the first Korean healthcare provider that dispatched...more
Severance Hospital
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Severance hospital treats patients with skill, experience
Severance hospital treats patients with skill, experience
Severance Hospital's international health care center is the oldest medical facility dedicated to foreign patients in Korea. Established in 1962, the clinic has looked after tens of thousands of foreigners residing in...more
Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital
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Expats favor Soon Chun Hyang
Expats favor Soon Chun Hyang Expats favor Soon Chun Hyang
Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital in Hannam-dong, central Seoul, made international headlines last month when its doctors successfully performed gastric resection on two severely obese women from New Zealand Making the procedure all the more...more
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