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Successful Medical Symposium with Credit Medical Educational Hours Positions Puerto Rico’s Pavia Hospital At The Forefront Of Health In Tortola
By: Metro Pavia Health System
November 21, 2015 (Road Town, Tortola)
Metro Pavia Health System (MPHS), The largest network of hospitals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, specialized under the Medical Tourism area and the first to obtain the International Patients Certification Award in Puerto Rico through the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) celebrates its 14th Annual Medical Symposium, a successful event held at Maria’s by the Sea Conference Facilities in Road Town, Tortola. The Symposium was attended by a crowded group of specialists and local healthcare providers in The Virgin Islands with more than 20 Years of Experience.
Once again MPHS positioned itself at the vanguard of Healthcare with its outstanding Medical Symposium. The guest speakers who presented medical current issues were:
- Francisco Capo, MD, Pavia Santurce, Director – Hospital Urology Department. Director
- Dr. Manuel Perez, MD, Chief Of Radiology Section and Interventional Radiology at Pavia
Santurce And Chief Of Radiology at Pavia Hato Rey Hospital
- Miguel Velazquez, MD, Faculty Physician -Pavia Santurce, Urogynecology
- Dr. Hilton Franqui, MD, Director of Electrophysiology Cardiovascular Department
The learning objective of the Symposium was to convey new techniques and present strategies in patient care. The topics discussed were:
- Erectile Dysfunction and Treatment
- Imaged-Guided Interventions at Metro-Pavia Health System
- Pelvic Health Conditions: New Minimally Invasive Solutions
- Invasive Management of Cardiac Arrhythmia
More than 85 healthcare professionals attended the conference; including local physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who offer their services to the public and the private sector in the BVI. Metro Pavia Health System and the BVI council of medicine will offer four (4) contact hours to participating physicians and nurses.
The activity was sponsored by BVI ministry of health and social development, the Marriot Courtyard Miramar Hotel in Puerto Rico, Caribbean Insurers (health), Ltd., Reva Air Ambulance and Seaborne Airlines.
The greeting speech was addressed by Mrs. Madeliza Ramirez, director of the medical tourism program at Metro Pavia Health System and followed by Guillermo Martin, VP of Operations at Pavia Hospital. On behalf of Mrs. Karen Z. Artau, president of MPHS, Ms. Ramirez 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. Ms. Ramirez and Mr. Martin noted that Pavia Hospital will continue to offer the yearly medical symposium in Tortola.
Metro Pavia has four (4) medical tourism offices located in:
- Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI
- Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
- Tortola, BVI (Sea Cow’s Bay)
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (Pavia Santurce Hospital)
Pavía Hospital’s patient advocates coordinate physicians appointments for the islands residents that wish to visit Pavia hospital and its medical staff in Puerto Rico for services. They also assist with airline transportation & hotel reservations at discounted rates. Once the patients reach Puerto Rico, they are offered free ground transportation between airport, hotel, and hospital.
Pavia Hospital’s healthcare facilities accept most health insurances, such as:
Mapfre, Nagico, United Healthcare, Corvel, Bupa, Redbridge, Triple S, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Colonial, Map, Mch & Medicare, amongst others. Also, effective January 2016 Pavia Hospital is a provider under the BVI national health insurance’s network.
The event surprised attendees with a door raffle amongst which were prizes such as 3 days & 2 nights stay at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Puerto Rico and a seaborne airlines round trip ticket from Beef Island, Tortola to San Juan, PR.
Participants enjoyed a luncheon at the end of the program where they had an opportunity to meet with the guest speakers and Pavia hospital administrative staff.
For patients that have no health insurance, Pavia hospital offers discounted rates in most of their services. The aforementioned benefits are amongst those offered through Pavia Hospital’s free preferred patient membership.