Beirut’s Clemenceau Medical Center Wins Major International Awards (04/05/2017)

Clemenceau Medical Center named Best Quality Initiative, Excellence in Customer Service, and International Cancer Centre of the Year in IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2017

Clemenceau Medical Center has won a major international medical tourism award for their efforts in attracting international patients to Beirut, Lebanon.

Clemenceau Medical Center were named Best Quality Initiative, Excellence in Customer Service, and International Cancer Centre of the Year by medical travel publication the International Medical Travel Journal Medical Travel Awards 2017 ( at their annual awards ceremony, the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2017.

The awards were presented on 26th April at a high profile reception in Opatija, Croatia during the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit, which brought together all the pre-eminent providers and experts in medical travel and medical tourism sectors. The Awards were generously supported by Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

The award was given to Clemenceau Medical Center that beat similar businesses/clinics from around the world to clinch the awards.

“We are very proud of this achievement and triple win. This international acknowledgment of CMC’s efforts and relentless commitment for high quality patient care is close to heart. Medical travel is a booming sector and we work hard to ensure that all medical travelers get the best possible treatment, to heal well, and to be able to return safely to their homes. We want to put Beirut back on the Medical Travel map and today is evidence of our success,” said Dr. Mounes Kalaawi, CEO of CMC.

Chairman of the judging panel and Managing Editor of IMTJ Keith Pollard says the awards celebrate the best providers in the industry and aim to encourage others to strive to match them:

“Medical travel is an exciting and growing global industry, with many providers delivering excellence in both medical care and customer service. The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards are the only independent awards to recognise those who are the best of the best - and hopefully will encourage others to emulate their success. The judges wanted to reward innovation and excellence, highlight best practice and celebrate those who are leading the way in the industry and delivering successful outcomes for patients.

“All our winners exemplify the way the medical tourism industry should be run – professional, offering exceptional patient care and providing the best possible medical outcomes. I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards in the hope that other clinics and companies will have raised their game to match or even better this year’s winners.”


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About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal ( provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ helps to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a specialist publisher of consumer and business-to-business information on private healthcare and medical travel.  The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.