chapter  14
New Innovations in Medical Tourism and Wellness in Europe: Switzerland
WithFrederick J. Demicco
Pages 10

This chapter describes a comprehensive state-of-the-art medical tourism resort in Switzerland. It is a unique design concept that includes hotels, medical treatment facilities, rehabilitation spa, and thermal baths in one beautiful setting in the Swiss Alps. Over the past three years, DeMicco and Poorani have joined Kathleen Matt, the Dean of UD's College of Health Sciences, and have held roundtable discussions on H2H, spas, and wellness. Conference sessions include an overview of medical tourism today and the future and concept of H2H with wellness spas. It also includes panel presentations and discussions on the operational model of The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, the branding of cities and towns for medical tourism, financial and investment issues, potential infrastructure and legal issues, and the impact of communication on doctor/patient relationships. Students from HRIM, the Lerner College, and Nutritional Health Science will be returning June 2015.