WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global legal practice Squire Sanders is pleased to congratulate colleague Scott A. Edelstein, recipient of the 2012 Justitia Award given by the Medical Tourism Association (MTA).
Edelstein is the first recipient of the Award, which is one of seven other leadership awards the Association grants annually to those whose achievements have enhanced and brought innovation to the medical tourism and international healthcare industry.
"I'm honored by this recognition," said Edelstein. "It's a privilege to be associated with the MTA and support its work in advocating for patient safety standards and best practices to ensure the global medical tourism industry continues to play a growing and important role in economies throughout the world."
Edelstein is co-chair of Squire Sanders' Life Sciences Industry Group and a member of the global legal practice's Healthcare Reform Task Force. He focuses his practice on advising healthcare providers on legal and regulatory issues as well as assisting hospitals and physician groups in the formation of integrated delivery systems, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and medical tourism.
"This award is a testament to Scott's long-standing commitment to the quickly developing medical tourism area. His efforts in working with MTA and its member organizations are helping advance the globalization of healthcare" said David W. Grauer, Healthcare Practice Group leader for Squire Sanders. "The medical tourism industry and our clients are fortunate to have his counsel in a very dynamic and exciting time."
Edelstein is an internationally recognized authority on medical tourism and regularly publishes thought leadership articles and speaks on the topic and the legal aspects involved. Since, 2007 Edelstein has served on the Legal Council committee of the MTA as well as the boards of several other international trade associations.
"Scott's leadership in the medical tourism industry has been vital to development of this important business space," said MTA president, Renee Marie-Stephano. "The Justitia Award recognizes his efforts to improve the understanding of medical tourism and promote better access to healthcare while protecting the legal rights of all stakeholders in the industry."
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Dawn Petrosky, Squire Sanders Media Relations Manager, U.S. and Latin America
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