Medical tourism in Columbia Missouri

Published on : Tuesday, February 21, 2017

medical-tourism-hubAccording to a recent report from the Mayor’s Task Force on Medical Tourism, Columbia should focus more on those 25 counties surrounding the region in its effort of boosting medical tourism in the region. Moreover, the task force also requested to ditch the term ‘medical tourism’ as it refers to attract international patients. They have rather described Columbia as a medical destination offering varied health care providers to the one’s in need.

 
Mayor Brian Treece created the task force with primary health care professionals and representatives related to the hospitality industry. To quote Guy Collier, a Washington, D.C., attorney who specializes in nonprofit hospitals and health systems leading the task force, ‘’ What we’re trying to market is Columbia, Missouri,” Collier said. “We have a wealth of great providers, both on the medical side, but also on the hospitality and transportation side. It’s just a matter of getting that information out there.”

 
The report of the task force says that ‘’ the initiative should walk before running” and explained the 25-county area surrounding Columbia as “the most likely source of new patients.” However, the report did not clearly specify which 25 counties they are referring to. It said that many patients from mid-Missouri are heading toward St. Louis or Kansas city instead of going to Columbia.

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