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Successful Medical Symposium Positioned Metro Pavia at the Forefront of Health in Tortola
By: Metro Pavia Health System
November 9, 2013 (Road Town, Tortola)
Metro Pavia Health System (MPHS), The largest network of hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, pioneers with medical tourism in the Virgin Islands with more than 20 years of experience. Once again positioned itself at the vanguard of healthcare with its 12th Annual Medical Symposium, a successful event held at Maria’s by the Sea, Road Town, Tortola. The symposium was attended by a crowded group of specialists and healthcare providers.
Outstanding speakers gathered to present medical current issues, among which we can highlight:
- Fernando Lapetina, MD, FACC, Pavia Santurce Hospital Cardiology Department Director
- Jorge A. Negron Casanova, MD, Pavia Santurce Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology Department Director
- Dr. Juan Jose Hernandez, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery Department
- Dr. Carlos Garcia, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
The learning objectives of the symposium were to convey new techniques and present strategies within patient care. The topics presented were:
- Stemi, for improving the D2B Process and reduce medical errors
- TAVI Interventions, and its Improvement in Patient Care
- Bronchial Thermosplaty, for treating severe refractory asthma that is not well-controlled by high-dose inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilator therapy.
- New Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Testing
More than 80 healthcare professionals attended the conference; including local physicians, nurses from peebles hospital and private clinics, such as Eureka, Bougainvillea, and other healthcare professionals as well.
Metro Pavia Health System and the division of nursing from the University of The Virgin Islands will offer 3.5 contact hours to all participating nurses.
The activity was sponsored by BVI Ministry Of Health and Social Development, Best Western Condado Palm Hotel and REVA Air Ambulance.
The Closing Speech was held by Mrs. Madeliza Ramirez, Director Of The Medical Tourism Program at Metro Pavia Health System. On behalf of Mrs. Karen Z. Artau, President of MPHS, she thanked the attendees and emphasized the genuine interest and commitment of Metro Pavia Health System in supporting continuing education programs and health care quality throughout the Caribbean.
Metro Pavia has three (3) medical tourism offices located at:
- St. Thomas
- St. Croix
- Puerto Rico
Our patient advocates coordinate physicians’ appointments for the Islands residents that wish to visit Puerto Rico for medical services. They also assist with airline transportation, discount fares, and hotels. Once the patients reach Puerto Rico, they are offered free ground transportation between airport, hotel, and hospital.
Our healthcare facilities accept most health insurances, such as Mapfre, United Healthcare, Corvel, Bupa, Atlantic Southern, Triple S, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colonial, Map, MCH, Medicare, Among Others.
For those patients that don’t have any health insurance, we offer discounted rates for most of the services, nevertheless; you become a member of the free Pavia Preferred Patient Card program.