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  • Tuesday, March 02, 2021 02:00 | Anonymous

    By Nadia Kijjaroentorn, Certified Dietitian of Thailand, BNH Hospital

    Getting cured from an illness isn’t always a guaranteed feat, so why wait to get yourself cured when you can be proactive by protecting yourself and living a healthy, illness-free life!

    For over many years, we have taken ourselves to countless visits to hospitals and pharmacies, consuming medications labeled with names we can’t even begin to pronounce in order to get a quick remedy, thinking that this is the answer to getting healed. But what if I tell you that this method of fast-track healing is not the answer to being truly healthy? What exactly are you missing?

    Most of us would agree that we would like to live a ‘healthy lifestyle’, which normally constitutes of a right balance of stress management, increased physical activity, regular exercise, good sleep cycle, suitable diet and many other factors. As we are aware that diet plays a key role in health and wellness but when we talk about ‘diets’, a lot of us would start to think about controlling our calorie intake and output to balance the weight that we see on the scale and to achieve a good body shape, but what really matters in a healthy diet is eating what is right for your body, which means that there is no one best diet that fits everyone.

    Macronutrients and micronutrients made up of vitamins, minerals and other chemicals that are essential to the proper functioning of our body, is our body’s main source of health from the inside out.

    Many researches and studies have shown that certain foods can help slow down the progression and even completely treat many diseases. Even more so, maintaining the habit of consuming these foods will protect you and prevent the development of certain diseases, thus prolonging your life. Unfortunately, on the other hand, other foods can also lead to the development of diseases and worsen symptoms of existing diseases. What miraculous influence nutrition has, if only we make smart choices that are right for our body.

    With a substantial amount of information on nutrition readily available on the internet and social media, it is very easy for us to get a good understanding on healthy diets, but it is also very easy for some to misconstrue this information and get misinformed by what they are exposed to. This includes following fad diets that seem appealing to some due to the successful stories that are shared by many, but those same diets may also end up being damaging to others.


    As a Dietitian, I view nutritional knowledge as a treasure, but the knowledge itself will not bring about any positive impact until it is brought into practice. I’d like to share one prominent encounter that I had with one of my patients, previous times, but to my surprise, he was up on his feet and walked into the hospital with no assistance! I can still remember the feeling that rushed through me on that day as I saw him in front of me – a mix of disbelief and happiness, knowing that the genuine and heartfelt efforts that our team had put in to preparing a personalized meal plan for him had made such an incredible impact on his health that he is now strong enough to be independent and take care of himself. The doctor was amazed at how much he had recovered and sent him on his way home.

    The patient had come up to me and said, “After starting to eat better, I have gained back my strength and I can do things more independently. I went out for a walk and met up with a friend whom I haven’t seen in many years. This made me feel so happy with my life.”

    I then asked him what ‘true happiness’ meant for him and he answered, “True happiness is living a life free from the chains of sickness and diseases.”

    In that moment, I realized that making smart food choices is not only about achieving good health or having a good outward appearance, but it is also about healing your soul and giving yourself the gift of life from the inside. When you have the right diet for your body, you improve your quality of life, you are free from illnesses, and you are free to roam and spend your life with loved ones.

    Here is a tip, if you suffer from pain or discomfort such as migraine, bad digestion, fatigue, lack of energy… Have a look at your diet and try to make some food/pain-discomforts connections, once some connections are potentially identified, try to adjust and observe any changes. If you see improvements, make some conclusions that some food is not your best friend, and it is better to avoid. If no improvement, keep searching for it, you may need to track your food and symptoms on a notebook to see more connections, it may take times, but during this period you won’t waste your time. You’ll be learning how your body works and which diet is the best for you. And this is the starting point to a good health. which had inspired me to use my nutritional knowledge to make an impact that benefitted his health in a significant way.

    At the time, he was a 70-year-old male who had been admitted to BNH Hospital with aspiration pneumonia and severe malnutrition. He was also a sufferer of chronic kidney disease, hypertension, high blood sugar and impaired immune system. He was highly dependent, and had trouble chewing and swallowing his food, which resulted in us assisting him with his meals via tube-feeding. Due to his trouble in chewing and swallowing, I had come up with modifying his food texture and coupled this with swallowing therapy and training. After almost a month, he had graduated to eating normal food by oral diet, he was more energetic, gained some weight, and continued with his rehabilitation. With his other existing health problems, we had advised him appropriately to follow a suitable diet, and he was ready to head back home.


    At home, because cooking therapeutic food wasn’t an option for him, he starts ordering a personalized diet plan designed by the dietitian at BNH. A full range of tasty meals including all the macronutrients and micronutrients he needed.

    After a month of personalized diet delivery, he had returned to the hospital for a follow-up with his doctor. As I went to greet him at the door, I was expecting to see a man being wheeled in on a wheelchair just like previous times, but to my surprise, he was up on his feet and walked into the hospital with no assistance! I can still remember the feeling that rushed through me on that day as I saw him in front of me – a mix of disbelief and happiness, knowing that the genuine and heartfelt efforts that our team had put in to preparing a personalized meal plan for him had made such an incredible impact on his health that he is now strong enough to be independent and take care of himself. The doctor was amazed at how much he had recovered and sent him on his way home.

    The patient had come up to me and said, “After starting to eat better, I have gained back my strength and I can do things more independently. I went out for a walk and met up with a friend whom I haven’t seen in many years. This made me feel so happy with my life.”

    I then asked him what ‘true happiness’ meant for him and he answered, “True happiness is living a life free from the chains of sickness and diseases.”

    In that moment, I realized that making smart food choices is not only about achieving good health or having a good outward appearance, but it is also about healing your soul and giving yourself the gift of life from the inside. When you have the right diet for your body, you improve your quality of life, you are free from illnesses, and you are free to roam and spend your life with loved ones.

    Here is a tip, if you suffer from pain or discomfort such as migraine, bad digestion, fatigue, lack of energy… Have a look at your diet and try to make some food/pain-discomforts connections, once some connections are potentially identified, try to adjust and observe any changes. If you see improvements, make some conclusions that some food is not your best friend, and it is better to avoid. If no improvement, keep searching for it, you may need to track your food and symptoms on a notebook to see more connections, it may take times, but during this period you won’t waste your time. You’ll be learning how your body works and which diet is the best for you. And this is the starting point to a good health.



  • Saturday, February 27, 2021 22:37 | Anonymous
    DeAille Tam (seen above), executive chef and co-founder of Obscura in Shanghai, has won the title of Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021, sponsored by Cinco Jotas. The award is voted for by over 300 industry experts from across the region who also create the annual list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, which will be revealed on 25th March.

    The Asia’s Best Female Chef Award is part of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 programme, sponsored by S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, and continues the organisation’s mission to recognise positive role models and support inclusivity in Asia’s restaurant scene.

    William Drew, Director of Content at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, says: “The Asia’s Best Female Chef Award, sponsored by Cinco Jotas, honours female chefs whose artistry, skills and commitment push the creative boundaries of gastronomy. DeAille Tam is an enterprising cook whose creative flair, progressive approach and deep understanding of China’s culinary traditions is inspiring the next generation.” Prior to opening Obscura in Shanghai, China, in November 2020, Tam and her husband – co-founder and chef Simon Wong – embarked on a year-long journey to research the country’s diverse cuisines and regions. Inspired by their travels, the pair founded their first restaurant and crafted a menu that celebrates China’s culinary heritage in a contemporary context.

    Obscura is set within the three-storey Tang Xiang Cultural Space, an intimate villa housing a private collection of ancient Chinese treasures. Embracing the age-old Chinese traditions of food, wine, tea and incense, Obscura presents elegant interpretations of classic Chinese flavours. Tam’s refined techniques and immaculate presentation betray a background studying engineering. Innately curious about structural possibilities, the chef reveals her analytical style, disciplined precision and attention to detail in each dish.

    Born in Hong Kong, Tam relocated with her family to Canada aged 10. After graduating high school, she pursued a degree in engineering. While at university, Tam’s career path took an unexpected detour: required to make her own meals, she discovered a passion for cooking and left university to start a new gastronomic journey. Tam enrolled in the culinary program at George Brown College in Toronto and eventually earned a post-graduate degree in Italian cuisine.

    It was while studying that Tam met Wong, a fellow student and Hong Kong native who had similarly left his medical degree to study the culinary arts. The couple’s professional and personal relationship flourished and they remained in Toronto for several years working in a variety of restaurants before returning to Hong Kong in 2014 to embark on a new chapter of their respective careers.

    In 2014, Tam began working at the much-lauded Bo Innovation under the tutelage of acclaimed ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung, an iconic figure known for his bold interpretations of modern Chinese cuisine. Two years later, Leung appointed Tam and Wong as co-executive chefs to launch Bo Shanghai at Five on the Bund, a sister restaurant to the Hong Kong outlet. Time Out Shanghai described Bo Shanghai’s 10-course tasting menu as “an all-out, no-regrets meal of some of the most interesting food in the city”, incorporating elements from the eight regional cuisines in China. Tam distinguished herself as the first female chef in Mainland China to earn a Michelin star when Bo Shanghai achieved that status in 2018.

    Accepting the prestigious honour of being named Asia’s Best Female Chef, Tam says: “This award marks a major milestone in my career. I am humbled that many industry leaders who I admire have followed my evolution in this industry. I hope to be able to inspire others to pursue their passion.”

    Biljana Maksimovic, Global Marketing Director of award sponsor Cinco Jotas, says: “Cinco Jotas remains committed to supporting recovery efforts for the global gastronomic industry and we are thrilled to sponsor the Asia’s Best Female Chef 2021 award. We are particularly delighted to contribute to the recognition of DeAille Tam, a chef who shares our passion for creating iconic sensory experiences using quality ingredients, with disciplined precision and attention to detail. As a 140-year old heritage brand thriving in modernity, we at Cinco Jotas feel aligned with her flair for transforming traditional, local concepts into inspiringly modern, creative dishes that transcend all boundaries and are cherished by gourmets around the world.”

    Tam’s achievements will be celebrated as part of the online ceremony for Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 on 25th March, from 4.30pm HKT/SG (5.30pm JPN), which will be broadcast to a global audience via Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Facebook and the 50 Best Restaurants TV YouTube channel.

    Previous recipients of the Asia’s Best Female Chef award include Duangporn ‘Bo’ Songvisava from Thailand (2013), Lanshu Chen from Taiwan (2014), Hong Kong’s Vicky Lau (2015), Margarita Forés of the Philippines (2016), May Chow from Hong Kong (2017), Bongkoch ‘Bee’ Satongun (2018) and Garima Arora (2019), both based in Thailand, as well as Korean chef Cho Hee-sook (2020).

    How the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list is compiled

    The annual list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants is created from the votes of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders made up of food writers and critics, chefs, restaurateurs and regional culinary experts, with a 50/50 gender balance.

    50 Best works with professional services consultancy Deloitte as its official independent adjudication partner to help protect the integrity and authenticity of the voting process and the resulting list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. For more details on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants voting process, visit: https://www.theworlds50best.com/asia/en/voting/the-voting-system.

    Essence of Asia

    2021 marks the launch of the Essence of Asia collection in parallel to this year’s list of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. Unveiled on Tuesday, 16th March, the Essence of Asia collection recognises establishments that represent the spirit of Asian gastronomy. This unranked collection turns the spotlight on restaurants that have had a positive impact on their communities and local cuisine, whether during the recent crisis or over a sustained period. Integral to Asia’s culinary ecosystem, these casual restaurants preserve culinary traditions, honour authentic flavours and provide a vital link to their communities.

    50 Best for Recovery 2021: Opportunity for Change

    The 50 Best organisation will reinforce its commitment to supporting and promoting restaurants and bars across the world through its 50 Best for Recovery 2021 programme. This year also brings opportunities for positive change as the sector rebuilds and remodels itself with a greater focus on inclusivity and long-term sustainability. 50 Best will use its global platform to highlight even more great restaurants and bars worldwide through its 50 Best lists, special awards, unranked collections and content series – as well as showcase individuals shaping the future of gastronomy through its new 50 Next list, which will debut later this year. 50 Best will take the opportunity in 2021 and beyond to amplify diverse voices and positive messages, foster progressive discussion and cross-border collaboration, and encourage greater gastronomic discovery and exploration.


  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021 13:11 | Chonnipa Nakpontong (Administrator)


    Spine Surgery and Treatment Packages

    If you are experiencing a back or neck problem, it is advised not to let it go untreated.

    Bumrungrad Hospital provides advanced, comprehensive treatment for people with spinal issues.

    • Endoscopic Discectomy Surgery(1-Level) : 340,000 Baht
    • Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF)(Excludes Implant) : 370,000 Baht
    • Cervical Disc Replacement (CDR)(Excludes Implant) : 380,000 Baht
    • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion(TLIF)(Excludes Implant) : 460,000 Baht
    • Transforaminal Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection(TESI) One Side : 50,000 Baht

    Learn more:

    For more information, please contact the Bumrungrad Spine Institute at + 66 2011 3091


  • Thursday, February 04, 2021 05:12 | Anonymous


  • Friday, January 29, 2021 15:45 | Chonnipa Nakpontong (Administrator)


    Twenty Fourth Annual Success Canada Forum

    Canadian Education Fair

    Date: SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021 I 11.00 - 16.00 hrs.
    Venue: Renaissance Hotel Bangkok, Ploenchit Rd., (BTS Chidlom)

    SuccessCanada.org/ Canadian Education Office in Thailand will organize the Twenty Fourth Annual Success Canada Forum which will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 11.00-16.00 hrs.at Renaissance Bangkok Hotel on Ploenchit Rd. near Rajprasong intersection next to Mater Dei School and Maneeya building (BTS Chidlom). Students and parents will be able to meet and discuss with Thai representatives and connect virtually with Canadian representatives directly in Canada. It will be held in an exhibition format with 12 Canadian institutions from leading public and private HIGH SCHOOLS from various provinces of Canada and finest and well established top COLLEGES as well as top UNIVERSITIES in Canada that offered various fields of study from certificates, diplomas to Bachelor Degree/ Master Degree or just upgrade proficiency in English or French language as Canada is the best place for Thai students to learn English in neutral accent and also add French too, if so desired at one of the finest language Centre at Saint Mary’s University www.smu.ca/tlc in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For those wishing to register in advance, please register via email successcanada77@gmail.com or LINE: SuccessCanada and stating your name, email address and phone number. FREE ENTRY AND ONE DAY ONLY with many prizes to be won every hour for those who attend.


    7 Reasons to study in Canada for all sectors (University & College, High School and Language School),i.e.,

    - one of the top five countries in the world as the best place to live (based on UN report since 1994 up to present);

    - safety and diverse environment;

    - quality and highly acclaimed academic programs;

    - among the lowest in total costs of study;

    - multicultural society and friendly people;

    - neutral English accent and a chance to learn French;

    - working while studying on and off campus and after graduation for three years (for study at university/college level only).


    For further information about Canadian education, please log on to:

    (Thai) www.successcanada.org

    (English) www.educanada.ca

  • Sunday, January 24, 2021 01:02 | Anonymous

    Magna has confirmed that it is collaborating with Fisker to develop an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which will be applied to the Fisker Ocean SUV that is expected to launch in late 2022. This new business win demonstrates Magna’s ability to bring scale and efficiency to the mobility landscape and represents an important expansion of the EV platform sharing, vehicle engineering and manufacturing cooperation the two companies announced last October.

    Magna and Fisker will work together to develop industry-unique ADAS features and a suite of software packages powered by a scalable domain controller architecture.

    In addition to leveraging cameras and ultrasonic sensors, the ADAS package includes a unique and first-to-market digital imaging radar technology. Co-developed with Austin, Texas-based technology startup Uhnder, ICON RADARTM is the first digital imaging single-chip radar solution for the automotive marketplace.

    “One of our strategic goals is to pursue new business in areas where Magna’s unique strengths can be deployed with an advantage compared to our peers,” said Swamy Kotagiri, Magna CEO. “Our collaboration with Fisker is a great example - we can provide a new OEM like Fisker with a flexible and scalable EV platform, complete ADAS package, joint vehicle engineering and manufacturing. By engaging early and working closely with such customers, we can provide rapid commercialization and gain synergies including cost efficiency, delivering additional benefits to the industry overall.”

    Fisker and Magna recently completed the definitive platform agreement and initial manufacturing agreement, just two months on from the original framework agreements. The Fisker Ocean will initially be manufactured exclusively by Magna in Europe.

    The Fisker Ocean SUV will use a modified version of a Magna-developed EV platform to power Fisker’s FM29 platform.

    "The ability to integrate Fisker-Intelligent Pilot technologies into the Fisker Ocean SUV from launch is mission-critical for the whole program,” said Henrik Fisker, Chairman and CEO, Fisker. “The excellent collaboration between the Fisker and Magna engineering teams, already proven by passing the first engineering milestone last November, gave us the confidence to work with Magna on these important technologies for the Ocean."


    ABOUT MAGNA

    We are a mobility technology company. We have over 157,000 entrepreneurial-minded employees, 344 manufacturing operations and 93 product development, engineering and sales centres in 27 countries. We have complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities that include body, chassis, exteriors, seating, powertrain, active driver assistance, electronics, mechatronics, mirrors, lighting and roof systems. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit www.magna.com.


  • Sunday, January 24, 2021 00:55 | Anonymous

    NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW CEO FOR MAGNA

    Last October, Magna’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Swamy Kotagiri as Magna’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021. 

    Kotagiri has been with Magna, one of the world’s largest suppliers in the mobility space, for more than 21 years and served in various product groups and corporate roles, spanning functions including engineering, operations and R&D. He contributed to the company’s recent growth and evolution through his operational leadership and aligned the organization’s strategy around the trends shaping future mobility.

    “Our industry is increasingly high-tech, complex and changing. In our 60-year history, Magna has continued to evolve with it, and I am confident we will continue to do so,” said Kotagiri. “How we look at and address the future of mobility will have far-reaching consequences, not just for people, but for society as a whole. My vision for the company is to continue advancing mobility for everyone and everything, while shaping a better future for all. Magna, our strong management team and our entrepreneurial-minded employees are up for the challenge.”

    Kotagiri was recently featured in Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business, an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business.


  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 22:42 | Anonymous

    A recent Thai law might finally solve many of the frustrations of owning or leasing property in Thailand…

    By Paul Gambles and James Fraser

    MBMG recommends that clients carefully review their property arrangements in light of the provisions of the 2019, Rights over Leasehold Assets Act. This act provides an alternative to many conventional long term property ‘ownership arrangements’, both for residential and commercial purposes and for foreigners who aren’t legally able to own land in Thailand and also for businesses whose commercial lease arrangements are becoming increasingly unviable due to changes in the Commercial Industrial Leasehold Act.

    You or your heirs can make the decisions for up to 30 years!

    The Rights Over Leasehold Assets Act became legislation in October 2019 and is an alternative to the conventional immovable property lease under the Civil and Commercial Code (CCC). 'This new Act is a big step towards enabling property and land ownership rights for periods of up to 30 years. It is more straightforward, in that it does not require or depend on the specific clauses of a written agreement but simply on the registration of the transfer of the rights. This removes the sometimes ludicrously onerous clauses in typical lease agreements such as returning the house or property in the same condition as it was 30 years previously, or disallowing subletting or charging annual land fees or defining the arrangements, sometimes in an unhelpful or costly way for monthly utilities payments.

    You can make changes to the property or even use your rights as security (e.g. for a mortgage)

    A rights holder under the new agreement (the worst part is that we don’t know how to describe them – a lot more than a tenant but not quite an owner) is free to sublease the property or to modify or have work done to the property (although of course other legislation might still apply such as The Condominium Act 2010) or even to mortgage the rights, without the owner’s prior permission. The owner must effectively wave goodbye to their control of the property, and expect to receive back only the bare asset (e.g. just land if it’s a house and land asset).

    No need to state the right of inheritance in an agreement

    The rights over leasehold asset is automatically inheritable while the conventional Thai lease requires the inheritance of the lease to be written into the agreement otherwise the land and property will be returned back to the lessor (or their heirs) on death of the lessee (a conventional lease can be for up to 30 years or for lifetime of the lessee according to clause 541 of the CCC).

    What if the owner wants to terminate?

    It’s possible for the land or property owner to terminate the rights but only once the owner and the rights holder come to an agreeable settlement, having also ensured that there are no other parties, such as sub-tenants who might be renting all or part of the property from the rights holder, are disadvantaged. The rights over the leasehold asset can’t be sold or transferred onward by the rightsholder.

    No illegal dwellers permitted

    The rights holder must ensure that there are no illegal dwellers processing the land. This is because in Thailand after 10 years squatters can claim their right to the ownership of the land that they possess.

    Conventional lease is subject to a growing number of legislative changes

    This 2019 Act was spearheaded to help the property sector because the conventional lease not only requires an agreement which might be easily broken, but is also subject to a growing number of other clauses in the Civil and Commercial Code, that increasingly came into conflict with the express intentions and terms of lease agreements.

    Some major benefits for Commercial properties worth reviewing

    The 2019 Act therefore can simplify or clarify arrangements compared to commercial leases and in some respect supersedes the Lease of Immovable Property for Commercial and Industrial Purposes Act. This has many of the characteristics of the 2019 Act but subsequent revisions to the Commercial and Industrial Leasehold Act have infringed upon the practicality of the conventional commercial lease and, for example, prevents a property from being both residential and commercial. This is not the case with the 2019 Act, where split usage isn’t prohibited.

    Expert review of the pros/cons of the New Act for You & Negotiate

    MBMG’s legal team’s unrivalled expertise of the 2019 Act is made available in a service providing bespoke reviews of the Act as it might relate to your particular circumstances. In a turn-key service, they also can negotiate with landowners. This service can help foreigners who has or is considering entering into a long-term residential property structure or any nationality who has or is considering entering into commercial property lease. We can highlight the risks of maintaining or drawing up an agreement under the laws that determine the conventional leases.

    The 2019 Act is a cleaner piece of legislation for Commercial Leases

    For the conventional commercial lease it would seem to be even more important to examine the benefits of the 2019 Act as there appears to have been several legislative modifications and additions relating to commercial leases that might create future problems for your business, but which is not the case with the 2019 Act.

    Government Fees and Taxes

    Both the owner and rights over the asset can obtain a certificate showing the transfer of ownership rights at a cost of THB 10,000 from the land department and/or can have an agreement to the same extent. The registration fee is a flat THB 20,000, and the transfer tax is 2% of the capital value, or THB 1,000 in the case of no capital value (the same in the case of inheritance).

    For more information and to speak with our advisor, please contact us at info@mbmg-group.com or call on +66 2 665 2534.



  • Saturday, January 23, 2021 22:21 | Anonymous
    • Why did the hospital deserve this award and what does it stand for?

    The award, the “Best Hospital Thailand 2020” represents the culmination of years of efforts by Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital to deliver quality healthcare service to its patients. It stands for the dedication and commitment of all the staff – medical and non-medical.

    In the past, the GH&T and Frost & Sullivan have recognized the hospital with awards for specific medical program such as “Best Liver & GI” or “Best Pediatric” care, respectively. But now, the entire hospital has been recognized validating the hard work put in by every department of the hospital, and recognizing patient satisfaction due to good recovery and great service.


    • What are the hospital’s key strengths and guiding principles?

    Under the leadership of Hospital Director, Dr. Nithiwat Gijsriurai, Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital follows three guiding principle for its development: medical excellence, service with empathy and the use of technology to improve the patient’s experience.

    For improving medical excellence, the hospital has developed medical partnerships with leading hospitals overseas such as the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (USA) and the Takatsuki General Hospital (Japan). Even before the COVID pandemic, Samitivej Sukhumvit put a lot of emphasis on infection control to lower Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI<0.5%), Surgical Site Infections (SSI<0.3%) and treatment resistant infections (MRSA<0.1%). Some treatment programs have also seen major improvements with outstanding detection rates for colorectal cancer (ADR>70%) and high-risk pregnancies going over 38 weeks (+56%).

    Empathy is the key word for patient care. The hospital’s doctors and nurses receive special training to not just treat the patient but take care of the entire individual and their relatives. The hospital is very proud to have a Net Promoter Score of over 97%.

    The hospital also focuses on improving the patient experience through the use of technological innovations. Samitivej was the first hospital to launch a virtual teleconsultation service in March 2019. TytoCare devices are used to provide a range of basic examinations to help doctors make a diagnosis during online consultations. The Engage care application is used to monitor vital health indicators in real-time for those suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. “Samitivej Pace” can be used by relatives and loved ones wishing to view the status of patients undergoing surgery, from preparation through recuperation. “Samitivej Prompt” provides information about treatments for patients recovering on the ward. Patients using this service can manage scheduling, view details of the doctors and nursing team providing their care, use the message system to contact their primary doctor.

    • How does the hospital strive to improve quality of healthcare?

    Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital has a team of 23 medical staff monitoring and reporting hundreds of quality indicators. The team reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer. In addition, various horizontal committees are set up to look at specific problems, such as the Infectious Disease Committee which managed the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

    Under the leadership of its physicians, some centres pursue collaborations with leading physicians in their fields to improve clinical care programs offered at the hospital, e.g., the hospital’s Orthopaedic Department surgeons trained with surgeons from Drammen Hospital in Norway on a new technique for Total Hip Replacement lessening trauma, blood loss and reducing recovery time.

    Similar collaborations have led to significant improvements in the hospital’s Sports Medicine programs, and prostate cancer treatment with the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD), a form of minimally invasive, one-time surgery aimed at removing large polyps that would otherwise require surgeons to cut out sections of colon.

    Samitivej Sukhumvit doctors also participate in international medical research programs. An example, Professor Suradej Hongeng was recently part of a team to first perform a haploidentical bone marrow transplant.


    • What are the hospital’s future plans and strategy for growth?

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on all aspects of the hospital’s way of life, including healthcare. Medical knowledge is the foundation of everything Samitivej Sukhumvit does. As such, the hospital wants to provide more ways that patients can safely access medical services. This can be achieved through the increased and continuous use of technology to help make patients’ experience as comfortable as possible.


  • Monday, January 18, 2021 16:20 | Naphatsorn Kijmongkoltham (Administrator)

    Weekday Escape

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    Limited Time Offer for January 2021 only!

    Starting at THB 3,999 net per night

    Benefits include:

    • Daily international breakfast at River Café & Terrace for two

    • All you can eat dinner at River Cafe & Terrace or Thiptara for two                          

    • “Peninsula Time” flexible check-in and check-out (subject to availability)


    Special Suite Offer


    Live a "Suite" Life at THB7,999 net per night

    (THB 4,999 with #WeTravelTogether Program)

    • Daily international breakfast at River Café & Terrace for two

    • All you can eat dinner at River Cafe & Terrace or Thiptara for two      

    • “Peninsula Time” flexible check-in and check-out (subject to availability)

    • Receive a complimentary upgrade to a Grande Deluxe Suite

     

    Terms and Conditions

    • Offer valid on Mondays - Thursdays only

    • 3rd adult pricing including benefit and extra bed at (THB 3,000 net)

    • Child 0-5 enjoy free benefits

    • Child 6-11 50% off on meal rates

            • Free cancellation 3 days before arrival

            • Thiptara is closed on Sundays and Mondays

     

    Book directly here: The Peninsula | Coupon Code: SUP02

     

    For more information or to make a reservation, please contact the Reservations Department at+66 2 020 2888 or e-mail us at reservationpbk@peninsula.com


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