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Manila Doctors Hospital Partners with Eco-Luxury Resort The Farm at San Benito, Explores to Strengthen Medical Tourism in the Philippines

MDH and The Farm at San Benito MOA Signing
MDH and The Farm at San Benito MOA Signing

Lipa, Batangas – In a ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Agreement in this city on February 17, private tertiary hospital Manila Doctors Hospital (MDH) partners with eco-luxury medical wellness resort The Farm at San Benito to provide a one-of-a-kind health and wellness package to its patients, corporate clients, and medical tourists.

The MOA signing was attended by MDH President Arlene P. Ledesma and Hospital Director Dr. Hian Ho N. Kua, and The Farm’s General Manager Preet Singh and Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Communications Jennifer Joyce Sanvictores. It was witnessed by MDH Business Planning and Development Director Ruby Nietes and The Farm’s Medical Chief Dr. Marian Alonzo.

The partnership includes the bundled health and wellness package of MDH. Called the RECHARGE International Wellness Package, patients and medical tourists alike will experience holistic wellness with a comprehensive Executive Check-Up (ECU) at MDH’s The Wellness Hub followed by an overnight stay at The Farm at San Benito and Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, and two-night stay at The Manila Hotel, Club Balai Isabel, Nurture Wellness Village, Crimson Hotel Alabang, and Bellevue Hotel.

Included in the ECU for this package are: Whole Body Scan DXA (bone/fat scan), Coronary Calcium Scoring, Treadmill Exercise Stress Echo, PFT Spirometry with IOS, Physical Examination, Laboratory tests including CBC with platelet count, BUN, Creatinine, Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS), Lipid Profile, Uric Acid, SGPT/ALT, SGOT/AST, HBA1C, 2D Echo (Plain), Urinalysis (automated), ECG-EHC, Chest PA/AP, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Mammogram or Breast Ultrasound for Females, Prostate Specific Antigen-IRMA for males, PAP Smear for females, Whole Abdomen (male and female), Concierge Service, Life Coaching, Nutrition Counselling, Rapid Antigen Test, and Post consultation. It also comes with free breakfast, snacks and parking during the ECU.

MDH and The Farm at San Benito MOA Signing

Meanwhile, inclusive of the overnight accommodation at The Farm are: Nutrient-rich vegan plant-based breakfast, Holistic Health Consultation with Cellular Health Screening, Participation in Mindful Movements & Functional Fitness activities: Yoga, Mandala Flower Meditation, Guided Nature Walks, Interactive Wellness Workshops, HIIT & Circuit Training, Sound Healing, Kids activities and more, Complimentary WIFI throughout the resort, Use of swimming pools, meditation pavilions, and Pure Energy Gym, and 20% off medical, spa, and acqua treatments.

MDH’s RECHARGE Wellness Package also comes with a local package, with a minimal difference in ECU inclusions and accommodations with other partner hotels.

Strengthening Medical Travel in the Philippines

“With the Philippines as a prime destination for wellness and healing, the collaboration between Manila Doctors Hospital and The Farm at San Benito aims to promote the country’s health tourism globally”, Sanvictores shared. She also added that the partnership will likewise showcase the international standards in healthcare, modern technology, world-class medical facilities, highly-skilled medical doctors and health professionals in the country. “It will also highlight the Filipino’s exceptional heartfelt service and genuine care”, she further noted. Sitting on 51 hectares of lush green jungle, The Farm at San Benito is a pioneer holistic medical wellness resort in the country. For over 20 years, The Farm has amassed international following for its medically supervised, science-based, and evidence-guided health optimization programs that address and treat chronic lifestyle illnesses- naturally and holistically.

Recognizing the significance of helping promote medical travel in the Philippines, as per the mandate of Department of Tourism’s Medical Travel and Wellness Tourism campaign, the two healthcare and wellness institutions believe that the collaboration will bring in more foreign tourists seeking immediate medical care and attention in the country. “With its strategic location near Manila’s best tourist spots, its roster of bankable and acclaimed physicians, and the hospital’s investment on the best state-of-the-art medical equipment available in the market, our patients and medical tourists will experience optimum healing and wellness at Manila Doctors Hospital”. Ledesma shared.

Dr. Paulo Tugbang, Director for Health & Wellness Tourism and concurrent Director for Product and Market Development of the Department of Tourism lauds this initiative in boosting medical travel in the Philippines. “Our health and wellness industry has a lot of untapped potential, and we want to leverage that in order to boost our country as a hub for medical tourism. With our partnerships with top hospitals, recreational facilities, and hotels, we will be on our way to becoming a more attractive destination for medical tourism”, Tugbang added. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently reported that the international spending on medical tourism or health-related personal travel reached USD11 billion in 2017 alone, with the United States as the largest destination market.

Last July 2022, MDH has earned the Platinum Level for Health Service and Health Travel from Accreditation Canada, International (ACI). The Platinum Accreditation for Health Travel strengthens the hospital’s standing as a recognized hospital for medical tourism in the Philippines.

About Manila Doctors Hospital

Manila Doctors Hospital is a premier tertiary hospital founded in 1956 by a group of physicians. As one of the leading healthcare institutions in the country today, Manila Doctors Hospital offers holistic care and wellbeing to its local and international patients by providing them with one of the most advanced facilities and healthcare technology in the Philippines- like the Linear Accelerator (LINAC) and Brachytherapy for cancer treatment and the state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory or the Cathlab.

Strategically located at the heart of Manila, MDH continues to revolutionize the healthcare industry by accelerating the quality of medical profession and embracing the challenges of providing accessible, world-class, and quality healthcare in the country. For more information about the medical and diagnostic services and facilities at MDH, visit us at www.maniladoctors.com.ph, follow us at www.facebook.com/maniladoctorshospital, email us at [email protected] or call (+632) 8558-0888.

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