Malta public-private partnership will provide public health care and beds for medical tourists


Steward Health Care has finalised a public-private partnership to deliver health care to the people of Malta. Steward will also work with the Barts Medical School to open a satellite medical school in Gozo, Malta.

Steward is physician-led and the largest private hospital operator in the US with 36 community hospitals across 10 states.  It is now the government of Malta's health care partner and will run a number of public medical facilities in the country. The partnership plans beds for medical tourists in two hospitals.

Ralph de la Torre, CEO of Steward Health Care; "Steward's innovative care model has successfully helped patients across the United States receive high quality care while reducing medical expenses. We look forward to implementing this new model of exceptional care in Malta. We will invest in the medical facilities entrusted to us, upgrading them into state of the art hospitals, and will help ensure that the Maltese people live healthy, active lives."

Through the public-private partnership that resulted from Steward's purchase of Vitals Global Healthcare's concessions to run facilities entrusted to it, Steward will also construct and run campus facilities for Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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