Sunday, September 16, 2007

Bahrain International Hospital


I have decided to post some articles that were written by my friends. So to all my friends if you have any thing in mind please send it to me and i will post it, whether i agree with it or not

The following article is by my friend nick named Golgo13


A not-for-profit corporation is a corporation created by statute, government or judicial authority that is not intended to provide a profit to the owners or members (Source: Wikipedia). Examples of that are Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, International Hospital of Bahrain………WHAT!!!! Wait a minute Bahrain International Hospitals is a not-for-profit institution …Yes I am afraid that's what they have posted on their Web page " We are a not-for-profit organization. We put back all excesses in charity work, and assistance to the Community, as well as updating services and equipment for the service of the Community". http://www.ihb.net/index1.asp?id=about
As far as I know they are they are the most expensive Hospital in Bahrain (45 BD for a consultant), number one public enemy for insurance companies, patients have nightmares about their bills, you don't get treated unless you pay first ( emergency cases included a Few years back ) and I even heard that Doctors have a target to meet. American Mission Hospital is also a non-profit institution but look at the difference.
So next times if you visit BIH remember that the Dinars you are spending are going for a good cause.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

HB. They have edited the page. They removed any allusion to the non-profit thingy. Ha! ha! Ha! Talk about fear of ghosts!

Nomel said...
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Nomel said...

It does not follow that when an organization charges more, they cannot be "not for profit". There is a need to continuously subsidize the efforts to improve the quality of service being rendered. IHB and AMH are two different kinds of organization. AMH might be non-profit but IHB is only "not for profit". There is a big difference between the two. Even in the medical services they cover.

Mrs Dynamite aka Lorena +Wonder Women... said...

Not only that my friend take a look ...http://random-thoughts-of-me.blogspot.com/2007/12/dont-even-think-about-it-international.html