October 31, 2008

Star Hospitals Launches Sophisticated Medical Tourism Web Site

Star Hospitals (www.starhospitals.net), a North American medical tourism service, is helping millions worldwide gain access to high quality, timely, and affordable medical treatment overseas with the launch of its new Web site: www.starhospitals.net.

The Web site goes a step beyond the company's present call center, which is operated by doctors, physician assistants, paramedics, physiotherapists, and other medical professionals by creating a password protected folder feature that ensures absolute privacy.

Star hospitals.net provides an instant resource for concise and up-to-the-minute information related to medical travel that allows patients the opportunity to engage in a "live chat" with facility doctors, who will answer questions about traveling overseas for healthcare.

Additionally, because Star Hospitals understands the importance of a companion while traveling for medical treatment, they have dedicated a page on their site to feature their extensive companion programs.

"This new Web site is designed to help people make informed decisions about every aspect of medical travel," says Kumar Jagadeesan, vice president of Star Hospitals.net. "With the current state of the economy, more people than ever are looking at medical travel as a high quality, cost-effective medical option that offers a wide choice of procedures without the wait."

Star Hospitals.net is utilizing their new Web site to announce that the majority of their hospitals are accredited or working toward accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH), the International Standards Organization (ISO), and/or other facilities in India, Singapore, and Thailand. A link is provided so users can easily view pertinent details and navigate to the coordinating hospitals' respective Web site.

"Our goal is to offer a quick and educational way for people to learn more about medical procedures and surgeries abroad, some of which could save users 60 to 80 percent of the cost of a similar procedure in their native country," Jagadeesan adds.

About Star Hospitals.net

Star Hospitals is a North American health care service offering affordable and timely treatment abroad through a network of hospitals throughout India, Singapore and Thailand. For more information please visit www.starhospitals.net or call 1-888-STAR-012

 Media Contact: Frani DePalo CPR Communications for Star Hospitals.net 201-641-1911 x54 [email protected]

SOURCE: Star Hospitals