About the Author
Founder and the President of the Medical Tourism Association™
Renée-Marie Stephano is
a Founder and the President of the Medical Tourism Association™, an international
non-profit trade association dedicated to transparency in the quality and pricing
of healthcare services, education and communication. She is the Editor-in-Chief
of the Medical Tourism Magazine and Health Tourism Magazine. Ms. Stephano and her
organization have helped thousands of patients travel to other countries and within
countries to receive alternative high quality healthcare and medical treatment.
A graduate of University of Villanova School of Law, Renée-Marie is a strong advocate
in the importance of educating patients and providing patients options based upon
quality, cost, affordability and accessibility. She has a strong passion for the
health and wellness industry and believes in the integration of wellness into traditional
Ms. Stephano spends most of her time traveling the world meeting with hospitals
and governments and helping them create initiatives to support medical tourism and
to increase the healthcare infrastructure and quality of healthcare in that location.
She works with Ministries and tourism boards to create healthcare clusters bringing
countries long term goals and visions to fruition. Renée-Marie’s hobbies are hiking,
scuba diving, dancing, reading and anything associated with the outdoors and wildlife.
Having visited hundreds of healthcare facilities around the globe, Renée- Marie
strives to deliver one simple message to providers of patient care in the delivery
of healthcare services: It’s all about the patient experience. Through the best
practices, protocols and certification programs of the MTA, the seamless transition
of a patient from one destination to another and back again is based upon the integration
of healthcare, tourism and hospitality to deliver this experience.
Ms. Stephano also is the author of four books: “Developing an International Patient
Center: A Guide to Creating the Best Patient Experience”, “The Medical Tourism Facilitator:
A Best Practices Guide to Healthcare Facilitation for International Patients,” “Medical
Tourism~ An International Healthcare Guide For Insurers, Employers and Governments,”
and the “Las Vegas Health and Wellness Destination Guide.”
You may reach Renée-Marie at:
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