P2,000 Borderless Healthcare Workshop Lands Nurses Internships
11 November 2009 – Manila. Ten percent of Filipino nurses who participated in the first Borderless Healthcare Introductory Workshop held in the Philippines have secured internships with the Fly Free For Health Group of Companies from Singapore in the trillion-dollar healthcare industry.
The workshop which was held on October 10-11, 2009 at SM City Manila, aimed to equip its participants with the right growth strategies to strengthen their global employability as well as to learn about the trends of all progressive hospitals and service providers in the borderless healthcare industry. Fresh graduates, registered nurses, as well as administrators of schools, hospitals and other health and lifestyle companies took part in the event. The Fly Free For Health Group of Companies also sponsored some victims of the flood at the workshop.
“These initiatives will kick-start the transformation process for the current system of exporting healthcare human resource,” said Dr Wei Siang Yu, founder of FlyFreeForHealth and pioneer of borderless healthcare. “Filipino health professionals are well positioned to discover and tap into new opportunities like Medical Concierge Management, Borderless Multi-Disciplinary Management and Borderless Collaborative Care in the global healthcare industry today!”
International speakers flew in from different countries to speak on various topics including Medical Tourism, Nursing Informatics, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Spa, Wellness and Complementary Medicine. Carelle Mangaliag – a regular guest on the country’s highest rated morning talk-show Umagang Kay Ganda – also shared her secrets on Effective Patient and Crisis Communications with the audience.
The workshop has allowed participants to consider global career paths as Medical Butlers for the surplus Filipino Nurses. “Medical tourism never came up to my mind before I attended the Borderless Healthcare Introductory Workshop. Being a Medical Butler will enable many of us to become more competitive and knowledgeable not only in the clinical areas, but also in tourism, informatics, marketing, business and management!” says 22 year old Marvin James Goze, one of those who received the coveted internship.
Others have picked up new skills on how they can do their jobs better. “The things I have learnt in Communications, Marketing, Lifestyle, and CRM can now be put into good use! I can now not only take care of my patients more effectively, but also build life-long relationships with them and the doctors as well,” says Angela Nicdao, a Peritoneal Dialysis nurse.
The first batch of Filipino Medical Butlers will start their internship stints in November. By popular demand, a second workshop will be held on December 5-6, 2009. Visit www.medicalbutler.com to register or contact us at +639062104332 / +63217666021 / +639228482624.
*_About Fly Free For Health Group of Companies_*
FlyFreeForHealth (http://www.flyfreeforhealth.com/) is the world’s first comprehensive Business-to-Customer and Business-to-Business medical tourism platform that allows you to seamlessly combine your health and lifestyle needs with the click of a mouse. At the heart of the FlyFreeForHealth’s concept is its unique ecology, a combination of 4 pillars of expertises including:
a. Development of International Medical Tourism Destinations
b. Development of Global Medical ButlerSM Sales Force and Medical Concierge Unification
c. Development of Branded Borderless Healthcare Marketplace with Business Support Licensing System
d. Development of Global Multi-Media Platform.
FlyFreeForHealth currently has footprints in all key medical tourism destinations in Asia Pacific including Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, India, and Australia etc.