Dr. Jorge Valenzuela, Internist at Clinica las Condes, and also a Regional Physician Advisor for HTH Worldwide, reports that today no hospitals in Southern Chile (Curico, Talca, Concepcion) are in operation.  Everyone is being transported to Santiago for medical treatment where the 2 main private hospitals, Clinica las Condes and Clinica Alemana, are in operation.  Condes sustained minor damage but is fully operational.  Alemana is fully operational, save some lab tests.  As long as those affected by yesterday’s devastating earthquake can get to Santiago, they should be able to get the care they need.

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Michael Hartung, editor of Healthy Travel Blog, serves as head of Product Development at HTH Worldwide. Mike is responsible for all product strategy and development for the company. Mike has over twenty years of successful product innovation to his credit. He has played a senior management role in three start-up companies and has built complex organizations in rapid growth environments. Prior to joining HTH in 2000, he served as President of U.S. Healthcare’s Workers Comp Advantage subsidiary, which he co-founded with Angelo Masciantonio. Mike has also served in senior roles at Aon Consulting, Vantage Health Partners and Managed Health Care Services. Mike earned an M.B.A. from New York University, an M.A. from Duke University and a B.A. from Carleton College.

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