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New Medical Tourism Lures in SoFla?

International patients come to South Florida facilities bring millions of dollars, and as the Miami Heraldreports, the new owners of Miami’s Metropolitan Hospital may increase efforts to capitalize on that market.

There’s talk of a new specialized surgical center to cater to lucrative South American customers. But the hospital’s buyers, a subsidiary of Nueterra Healthcare, are staying mum on plans for the facility to be renamed Miami International Medical Center.

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