Sharp HealthCare Named Global Medical Provider of the Year
Sharp HealthCare was named the 2015 Medical Provider of the Year at the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ) Awards. The ITIJ honors those companies that have made an outstanding contribution to the global travel and health insurance industry over the past year. The award was announced and presented at the Gala Dinner during the International Travel Insurance Conference in Athens on Nov. 5, 2015.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our global medical assistant program," said Jacquie Schwoerke, director of Sharp HealthCare's Global Patient Services program. "When it comes to international travel, it's important to have the right coverage before you leave the country. Many people neglect to pack important documents or know the limitations of their health insurance plans."
Sharp HealthCare's Global Patient Services (GPS) program coordinates patient transfers and evacuations for medical emergencies from around the world to a Sharp HealthCare hospital. With more than 30 years of experience, Sharp GPS works closely with travel insurance and assistance companies, cruise lines, government agencies and other organizations to manage all facets of emergencies.
Launched in 2003, the ITIJ Awards recognize innovation, achievement and quality of service. They are a chance for those working in the global marketplace to reward those partners and providers who they feel deserve special recognition for their efforts over the past year. The finalists in each category are determined through a period of voting via the ITIJ website. The finalists are judged by a panel of experts and the ultimate winners are announced at the International Travel & Health Insurance Conference Finale Dinner.
About Sharp HealthCare.
Sharp HealthCare, San Diego's most comprehensive health care delivery system, is recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplantation, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women's health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare has been widely acclaimed for its commitment to transform the health care experience for patients, physicians and staff through an organization-wide performance improvement initiative called The Sharp Experience. The Sharp system includes four acute-care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, two affiliated medical groups and a health plan.