Property developers are building hotels near US hospitals and clinics that attract domestic and international medical tourists.
Property developers are building hotels near US hospitals and clinics that attract domestic and international medical tourists. Some hotels have referral partners in neighbouring hospitals, while others build on hospital property.
Some hotels will offer special amenities targeted at medical consumers, including on-site laboratories for blood testing, pool lifts, extra electrical outlets or varying table heights to accommodate patients in wheelchairs.
The hotel operators are building on a trend for medical facilities to offer hospitality such as single-patient rooms and furniture that is more traditional than clinical. Hotel-hospital partnerships are an extension of that and a realisation that domestic medical tourism is on the rise. Having accommodation available nearby benefits hospitals by freeing up beds or simply making it more convenient for patients to obtain follow-up care.
New York-Presbyterian Hospital group of hospitals and medical centres is seeking to increase the number of self-pay patients from 1% of the total and is targeting the Hispanic community to get patents from other states.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas offers help to American and international patients on travel and accommodation.
The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has the Rosewood Hotel on its campus; this 152-room hotel is connected to the clinic and open only for hospital patients.
In 2018 Baptist Health South Florida and Hilton will open Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a hotel on the hospital campus with 150 guest rooms plus 34 rooms tailored to guests who need a longer stay. It will have a wellness centre and a farm to table restaurant.