HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. & BANGKOK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH), the Joint Commission International accredited multi-specialty hospital in Asia offering state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities, announces that David T. Boucher, former president, chief operating officer, UCI Medical Affiliates and Companion Global, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of BCBS of South Carolina, will lead BIH transformational initiatives. Boucher will focus upon international insurance billing functions, the end-to-end appointment booking and consumer inquiry process, expatriate marketing and public presentations and digital initiatives, such as the upcoming launch of a telemedicine service.
As one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, serving 1.1 million patients annually, including over 520,000 international patients from over 190 nationalities, BIH will rely upon Boucher’s extensive healthcare experience in the United States. Boucher is recognized as an accomplished healthcare and hospital executive with a track record for improving healthcare delivery and medical insurance operations through disruptive innovation, applied technology, proactive marketing and patient-centric operations.
“When I first traveled to Bumrungrad in 2006 to assess its capabilities for participating in the international medical tourism marketplace, I was duly impressed by its advanced technology, highly trained medical staff and quality outcomes,” says Boucher. “Since that time, the BIH approach has been further enhanced and today, the hospital is a beacon for international medical travel thanks to a patient-centric, people-first approach to delivering high quality care at lower costs.”
At Companion Global Healthcare, Boucher was recognized as a pioneer in employer-focused medical travel benefits. In this role, he secured alliances with 22 overseas hospitals and promoted consideration of overseas procedures for 1.5 million subscribers, enabling knee/hip replacements, heart valves and spleen removals to become a lower cost option for a significant number of patients while sustaining quality and safety of medical care and improving the quality of services.
Boucher also brings 14 years of experience serving Quorum Health Group, a spin-off of HCA, which owned 325 for-profit and managed non-profit hospitals nationwide, where he was CEO of the Carolina Hospital System, as well as Good Hope Hospital. Prior to this, he was a senior administrator of the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, a full service, acute care regional hospital.
Boucher earned a Master of Public Health, Healthcare Administration, at the University of South Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude at Slippery Rock University. He is a community leader, holding board positions for multiple Rotary Clubs, and serving organizations, such as the Paul Harris Fellow & Society, World Affairs Council, South Carolina Philharmonic, SC Arts Foundation and the Columbia Free Medical Clinic. He is on the MHA Advisory Board, University of South Carolina, and was a youth soccer coach for 21 years.
Boucher is a fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and advisory board member of the Health Core International Consultancy, Inc. Manila, Philippines.
About Bumrungrad International
Bumrungrad International is a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1980, it is one of the largest private hospitals in Southeast Asia, with 580 beds and over 30 specialty centers. Bumrungrad International offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic and intensive care facilities in a one-stop medical center. Bumrungrad International serves 1.1 million patients annually, including over 520,000 international patients. Visit www.bumrungrad.com