On November 7, 2013 at the Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Consulate General in New York a medical tourism trade mission to the American market was held. 6 Polish medical facilities took part in the mission. Among them were: Salt Mine "Wieliczka" , “Ustron” Health Resort, KCM Clinic, EQUILIBRIUM The Health Tourism Provider , “American Heart of Poland” – cardiology clinic and “Sport Medica (Carolina Medical Center)” – orthopedic clinic as well as American companies representing health care services, medical tourism, employers , managers of large companies, representatives of the Polish-American companies , tourist agencies and wellness industry, governmental representatives and providers of advanced medical technologies.
During the mission a seminar with international experts in medical tourism was held. The main trends and changes in the medical tourism industry in the world with particular emphasis on the U.S. market, characteristics of this market and the potential areas of cooperation was presented. Representatives of the Polish Medical Toursim Consortium Magdalena Rutkowska (Ameds Centrum) and Ada KOstrz- KOstecka (EUCP) also presented to the representatives of U.S. companies participating in the mission governmental project of the medical tourism promotion and Poland as a best country to come for treatment , rehabilitation or to improve physical condition and appearance, and provided information about Polish facilities which belongs to the program with which potential American partners could cooperate. After the seminar matchmaking session between Polish and American companies took place. Companies could present their offers, establish new cooperation and signing contracts. The event was attended also by the person responsible for sending abroad a large number of patients for treatment who need health care and those who were looking for new suppliers in the medical tourism sector.
Economic mission to the U.S. was a meeting place for the industry representatives from around the world and was the perfect platform to establish new business contacts and networks. The event was organized by Polish Medical Toursim Consortium with the collaboration with Ms Aneta Kuczewska - Vice-Consul, 2nd Secretary, Head of the Trade and Investment Section of the Polish Consulate General in New York.
"I will be leaving Warsaw in a couple of days - it was an unbelievable experience for my husband and I. The staff are second to none - I was happy that my surgeon spoke English and made me feel at ease when I was so nervous in the operating room. I am still having water fall down my cheeks, but they are tears of happiness - I'm so glad I came and had the procedure!"
Lila Cugini, Canada
"I went on a journey to Poland for health and received a treatment like nothing I've experienced in the past. Now I'm on a new journey of health and healing, I really feel like I've gone back in time and regained my health. I just feel so lucky on so many levels."
Darrell Foster, Canada