Thursday, August 16, 2012

Carlyle's Medical Tourism: Turkey Time!

Businessweek reported:

Medical Park, a Turkish hospital operator that’s 40 percent-owned by Carlyle Group LP, plans to invest $300 million over two years to set up a hospital chain in Turkey, Star reported, citing Chairman Muharrem Usta.

The company will open two hospitals in Istanbul and one each in Ankara and Izmir, under the Liv Hospital brand, and will sell a stake to help finance the investment, the newspaper cited Usta as saying.

Medical Park hopes the hospitals will earn $100 million of revenue from health tourism, Star said.

I noted the medical tourism link three years ago.  I can't wait for Medicare to pay for U.S. citizens to go to Turkey for care.