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Bumrungrad together with Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok, hails medicine of a new dimension, designing an Exclusive Preventive Medicine program to offer guests with a holistic approach to living a healthy lifestyle.

Bumrungrad International Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding with Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, the first luxury hotel in Bangkok to come up with the concept of a Luxury Wellness Destination initiative, which is in line with Bumrungrad International Hospitals vision and commitment to provide worldclass holistic healthcare with innovations by 2022 and to promote Thailand’s medical and wellness tourism as well as good health for the Thais.

Bumrungrad brings in its strengths in holistic medicine and preventive healthcare in designing a Preventive Medicine Journey for their discerning clienteleA teleconsultation system has been installed in each room so the Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel guests can rest assured that they can reach Bumrungrad doctors for consultation via the system 24/7 in case an illness flares up or if they face a sudden relapseBumrungrad is able to swiftly transport the guest to the hospital in an ambulance in case of emergency. The hotel guests are rest assured of the high level of care and services provided by the hotel and the hospital which will significantly increase the confidence in safety for their health as well as convenience of engaging with a panel of qualified and experienced doctors of Bumrungrad International Hospital with an impressive history of 40 years of excellence in the medical arena meeting international safety standards.

DrIsorn Sookwanish, Head of Strategic Business Unit, Bumrungrad International Hospital said, With the COVID19 situation at present, people have become more aware of and are paying more attention to health mattersAnd in the future, healthcare will feature in every part of business operations including cleanliness issues, safety standards, and various screening measuresAnd the hotel business is an area to focus on”.

Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel, Bangkok, is a business entity that is designed with wellbeing in mind as reflected in their outstanding concept of a City Wellness Destination. The wellness facilities are designed and managed by Sindhorn Wellness by Resense, Asias Boutique Wellness centre in the heart of Bangkok. They provide comprehensive lifeenhancing Wellness Journeys with a 4,000 sq m of integrated wellness facilities spread over 3 floors with spa and wellness treatment spaces including a hammamThe resultsdriven hydrothermal experiences are designed to improve circulation, promote heart health, detox the body and boost the immune systemThus comes a cooperation of a new dimension with Bumrungrad bringing in strengths in the field of medicine to complement each other while enhancing Thailand’s medical and health tourism even more comprehensively together.”

MrThaddaeus Weiss, Executive Assistant Manager, Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok said, The signing of this cooperation agreement is indeed taking the hotels wellness efforts to another level beyond expectationsIt is to provide our guests with a unique experience in the field of medicine and health by Bumrungrad International Hospital, a wellregarded hospital of worldclass standardsThis should give even more meaning and value to the travel and leisure experience of both Thai and foreign guests, in line with the hotel’s concept of wellness.”

MrRichard Grew, Director of Wellness, Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok said, To promote a higher level of fitness, available at the hotels Sindhorn Wellness by Resense are yoga and pilates classes, a fitness studio, a 3D or Virtual Cycling studio, as well as 26 treatment rooms for guests to enjoy unique individualised fitness programmes with advanced methods of pampering and body therapy, and meticulous attention to detailAn emphasis is placed on a complete detox program to offer protection and rejuvenating effects with close supervision by our specialists, said

As a medical joint effort, Bumrungrad International Hospital designed eight journey programs for guests, with the DNA & Personalized Health Screening a top programAs technology has now enabled us to prevent and predict future diseases, this program will help identify diseases that particularly put us at risk or diseases that can befall us in the futureThe screening can give us a headsup so we can start preventive measures earlyIn addition to this screening program, a preventive approach, Bumrungrad also offers the Vitality Program to detect existing diseasesIn design, it is a combination between a medical checkup and micronutrients and hormones testing together with genetic testing.  Unlike general health screening, this goes down to the gene level and thus considered an exclusive health checkup program especially for Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel guestsIt is another worldclass health experienceGuests can take part in a wellness program with a 2 days and 1 night stay at the hotel.

At present, genetic testing with saliva or blood samples can help identify potential genetic diseases.  This is most beneficial to the following three main groups:

1Those with a family history of cancer should get such genetic testingAt Bumrungrad, testing kits are available for 10 types of cancer including breast, uterine, prostate, lung, colon cancer, and gastric cancerThese can be detected by way of genetic testing.

2Those with a family history of heart diseases, another group of genetic diseasesBumrungrad has screening programs for heart problems including enlarged hearts, arrhythmias, and aneurysmThose with unidentifiable causes of death in the family history are also in this groupThey may have hidden genetic diseases yet unknown to them.

3Those in need to confirm safety in use of drugs since the testing can identify drug allergies and thus get rid of future risksThe elderly, in particular, should get this testing so doctors can provide accurate and suitable advice regarding personalized drug use to achieve even more effective treatment results.

Guests can choose a wellness program before booking a hotel package with the hotelWith the program, guests can enjoy a number of valuable health care privilegesA precounseling appointment can help each guest get an individually tailored program, designed and personalised by BumrungradOtherwise, guests can take an à la carte approach, making their choice upon checkin.   

The collaboration with the hotel will provide convenience for the guests as Bumrungrad offers onsite blood sample collection service at the hotel as well as a shuttle service in the event that guests wish to have additional medical examinations at the hospital.

In addition, guests can access a 24hour consultation service, getting in touch with the hospital’s doctors through the teleconsultation system installedThe hotel has installed a readytouse tablet device in 285 guest rooms and suitesThe teleconsultation will enable doctors to give preliminary diagnoses and treatment guidelines and various health information to the guests in real time.

DrIsorn Sookwanish concluded, This collaboration is a new dimension of health trends, with Bumrungrad International Hospital jointly designed an Exclusive Preventive Medicine Journey to provide guests with a comprehensive range of medical advice, from consultation, initial health check, diagnoses, preventive care, and treatment required at any stage.  If and when a guest needs to be looked after closely, that can also be arranged via the hotel or the hospital offers pickup services and provides further care at the hospital.  This new and innovative health approach should reduce the time to be spent in the hospital and instead experience the medical enhancement or recovery in a hotel purposely designed for comfort living where space is the next luxury while jointly promoting Thailands medical and wellness tourism.”

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