About the Author
President of the Medical Tourism Association®
Stephano is the President and Co-Founder of the Medical Tourism Association® and
Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Tourism Magazine and the Health and Wellness Destination
Guide Series of Books. Ms. Stephano has authored several books from Developing International
Patient centers, Best Practices in Facilitation, to Medical Tourism for Insurers
and Employers, and the most recent, Engaging Wellness.
Ms. Stephano is an attorney and specializes in working with governments and hospitals
to develop sustainable medical tourism/international patient programs and strategies.
She has worked with governments and hospitals all over the globe in developing healthcare
clusters, international patient departments and long term international patient
strategic plans. Ms. Stephano works with Ministers of Health, Tourism & Economic
Development in developing public private partnerships to support medical tourism
and at the same time to provide a benefit and return to the local community. She
organizes one of the only Ministerial Summits that brings together every year; Ministers
of Health, Tourism and Economic Development.
She has helped assess the feasibility and opportunities of international programs
for both U.S. and international hospitals, cities and countries with international
expansion, clinical development and affiliations and partnerships. She also consults
governments in the development of sustainable Medical Tourism Zones & Free Healthcare
Ms. Stephano is a keynote speaker at international conferences and has been mentioned
in several media publications around the world. Ms. Stephano serves on the Board
of Directors for the International Healthcare Research Center, a 501c3, non-profit
medical tourism research center, the Corporate Health & wellness Association, and
two Washington DC Based lobbying groups focused on lobbying the U.S. Congress for
the benefits of Medicare reimbursement overseas and the support of U.S. hospitals
in their overseas initiatives.
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