Denver hospital launches "travel surgery" in Mexico


The North American Specialty Hospital (NASH) of Denver has launched a mix of treatment in the USA and Mexico through a travel surgery practice in Cancun, Mexico.

Pre-and post-surgical care is delivered in the USA but surgery is performed in Mexico. This unique model is equipped with U.S. clinical protocols, U.S. performance-based quality metrics, U.S. surgeon continuous engagement, U.S. malpractice insurance coverage, U.S. accreditation, and an attached US hotel.

Jim Polsfut, NASH CEO explains: “This is what U.S. self-insured employers have told us they are seeking: U.S. standards of quality of care, billing that is both bundled and transparent, pricing that is internationally competitive at roughly half the US rates, and a travel destination that is at once appealing and convenient.”

NASH now provides these elements of patient care in one location – Cancun, connected to the U.S. with non-stop, year-round flights. With exclusive use of two operating rooms as well as an entire patient recovery floor, NASH functions within the recently expanded Galenia Hospital and accommodation in a Sheraton hotel.

Jim Polsfut continues: "Continuity-of-care is a hallmark of NASH’s service model, with U.S. surgeons involved by design in every step of the surgical process .Pre- and post-operative care are provided in the U.S. where employees are based, and surgery is performed on a rotational basis in Cancun in collaboration with NASH’s local medical personnel.

NASH launched its medical tourism offer in October 2016, with an initial caseload concentrating on orthopaedic procedures, including total knee and total hip replacements. Over time, NASH will expand into other medical specialties, including spine, cardiology, and oncology. For each specialty, NASH’s primary value-added objective remains the same – strict attention to quality with substantial cost savings.

Headquartered in Denver, NASH is a US majority-owned and managed enterprise. Incorporating US physicians in its service delivery, NASH is designed to provide pre-operative and post-operative services throughout the US, while providing clinical care in Cancun.




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