Companion Global Healthcare Welcomes Anadolu Medical Center to Network

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 General News J E 4
COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 22 Anadolu Medical Center, a 209-bed,state-of-the-art facility located on the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey, hasjoined the overseas hospital network of Columbia, S.C.-based Companion GlobalHealthcare Inc.

The hospital, which holds the prestigious Joint Commission Internationalaccreditation, offers Companion Global Healthcare's clients a wide range ofmedical and surgical services at rates lower than those typically charged byhospitals in the United States. Anadolu is affiliated with Johns HopkinsMedicine International of Baltimore, an affiliation that provides Anadolu withaccess to clinical pathways identical to those used in the United States, aswell as significant opportunities for physician interaction.

"Anadolu is a brand-new, non-profit hospital that offers our clients whochoose to travel for health care another attractive option for top-qualitytreatment at competitive prices," said David Boucher, assistant vice presidentof health care services for Companion Global Healthcare.

Companion Global Healthcare ( providesstreamlined access to top-rated medical facilities for those who elect totravel abroad for health care. The company provides a single launch point forappointments, information, travel services, case management and follow-up carein the United States.

All BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice(R) HealthPlan ofSouth Carolina members have access to Companion Global Healthcare's networkhospitals at discounted rates. Companion Global Healthcare also serves theuninsured, and is available to contract with insurance companies and employergroups that wish to include an overseas option in their health benefit plans.

In addition to Anadolu Medical Center, Companion Global Healthcare'snetwork includes Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, andBlackrock Clinic of Dublin, Ireland.

For more information about Companion Global Healthcare, call 1-800-906-7065. BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan memberscan learn more about Companion Global Healthcare by visiting the "Discountsand Added Values" section of Companion GlobalHealthcare is a separate company that does not offer BlueCross BlueShield ofSouth Carolina or BlueChoice HealthPlan products. Companion Global Healthcareis solely responsible.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolinaand wholly owned subsidiary BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina Inc. areindependent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

BlueCross, BlueShield, BlueChoice and the Cross and Shield symbols areregistered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

SOURCE Companion Global Healthcare Inc.


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