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07/11/2019 - IASO GROUP: Excellence Award for its Medical Equipment and Corporate Social Responsibility

 

The IASO Group received the Business Excellence Award at the Salus Index Awards 2019 for its sophisticated and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as its concerted actions regarding Corporate Social Responsibility issues. The IASO Group was distinguished among the companies with the healthiest growth in the area of Health / Pharmaceuticals / Beauty.

The annual Salus Index Awards business excellence meeting was hosted by New Times Publishing at Grande Bretagne Hotel Athens on Wednesday 6 November 2019. The event was attended by representatives from healthcare sector bodies, the political and business arena, and the media. The awards were presented to representatives of the business community and leading individuals from the medical world who have been distinguished for their scientific achievements. The awards were strictly based on financial criteria, including profitability, investments, human resources and research programs.

Ms Christina Korovesi, Head of Marketing at IASO, accepted the award from Mr Theodoros Giarmenitis, President of the Panhellenic Association of Industries and Representatives of Cosmetics and Fragrances.

 

07/11/2019 - ΟΜΙΛΟΣ ΙΑΣΩ: Βράβευση αριστείας για τον ιατροτεχνολογικό εξοπλισμό και την Εταιρική Κοινωνική Ευθύνη

 

04/11/2019 - IASO Children's Hospital: Neurosurgery Department Travels to Kalamata

 

The IASO Children's Hospital Neurosurgery Department is hosting an informational event for healthcare professionals at Elysian Luxury Hotel & Spa in Kalamata on Wednesday 6 November at 17:00.

The event is addressed to doctors from the Prefecture of Messinia, who will be briefed on the activities of the Neurosurgery Department, as well as the targeted, innovative and minimally invasive treatments performed on children.

Neurosurgery Professor Vasileios Zerris, MD, MPH, MSc, FAANS and Director of the Neurosurgery Department, who has long experience in major centers in the USA, will talk about scientific pediatric neurosurgery topics, such as craniosynostosis, cranial and spinal dysraphism, Chiari malformation, neonatal posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus and spasticity.

The IASO Children's Hospital Neurosurgery Department treats all brain and spinal conditions affecting children, from birth to adolescence.

Specifically, it treats:

  • Craniosynostosis and craniofacial dysplasias, working with a craniofacial surgeon, trained in the USA
  • Hydrocephalus, which is treated with implantation of externally programmable latest generation drainage systems (non-visible externally) or with the innovative endoscopic third ventriculostomy technique
  • Brain and spinal tumors (surgical resection or minimally invasive stereotactic biopsy, depending on the indications)
  • Encephaloceles or meningoceles
  • Traumatic brain injury and traumatic spine and spinal cord injury
  • Chiari malformation
  • Spinal dysraphism, fixation of last spinal cord filament, myelomeningocele
  • Spasticity (often as a result of brain paralysis), which is treated with the innovative selective dorsal rhizotomy surgical technique or with placement (non-visible externally) of pump for intrathecal administration of baclofen, making the daily care of young patients easier
  • Syringomyelia
  • Scoliosis, even performing highly complex spondylodesis techniques, depending on the indications
  • Drug-resistant epilepsy, which is treated with selective resection of the epileptic focus or implantation of vagus nerve stimulator
  • Movement disorders, such as dystonia, which are treated by performing superselective pathogenic tissue damage or with implantation of neural function stimulators or inhibitors (deep brain stimulation)
  • Brain and spinal abscesses

The IASO Children's Hospital Neurosurgery Department, headed by Neurosurgery Professor Vasileios Zerris, MD, MPH, MSc, FAANS, offers permanent treatment, even for conditions that were deemed incurable until recently or were accompanied by severe neurological deficits. To be able to offer even more targeted, innovative and minimally invasive treatment, the experience of the surgical team is coupled with the top infrastructure of IASO Children's Hospital, offering the best possible solution to each child's problem and ensuring the best possible outcome.

At IASO Children's Hospital, the largest and most modern pediatric hospital in Greece, we provide each child with comprehensive medical treatment and care. The experienced medical and nursing staff and the state-of-the-art facilities are available 24/7 to offer your child the nurturing care he or she needs.

 

04/11/2019 - IASO Children's Hospital: Neurosurgery Department Travels to Kalamata

 

For more news-related information: Nancy Christopoulou, Commercial Division of the IASO Group, Tel.: +30 210 6383917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

03/10/2019 - IASO Group: excels in Healthcare Business Awards 2019

 

IASO Group won 4 awards for its top-level healthcare services, its investment in new facilities and medical equipment, and its corporate responsibility. The award ceremony took place at the Lolou Multiplex on Wednesday October 2, 2019, attended by more than 500 guests.

The IASO Group received the Gold award for its integrated “By your Side” Corporate Social Responsibility Program, actively meeting the healthcare needs of our fellow citizens. Ms Christina Tampourea, IASO Group Chief Commercial Officer, accepted the award, noting, “We thank the judges’ panel. We thank you all for this very significant and honorary award. When we created ‘By your Side’ a few years ago, we set a target for what you hold most dear, your health. Your own health, and that of your patients, fellow humans and all those who need us. All of us, each on their own, but also together as a unit, must strive for a better future. Our values are words which carry meaning: dignity, responsibility, dedication, care, love, courtesy, respect, all complemented by professionalism. We thank our people, the administrative and nursing staff, who worked both inside the departments and outside, wherever the need arose, our doctors, for we would not have any pro bono surgery or thousands of medical tests without them, and naturally, the man who has always been the driving force behind everything, IASO Group Chairman Georgios Stamatiou.”

IASO received the Silver award in the growth category for its “No. 1 Services in Greece”. The Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Breast Center and the Radiation Oncology Center are the largest ones in Greece, keeping the level of healthcare services high and trying to treat a huge volume of cases effectively.

 

IASO received the Bronze Award for its valuable contribution to society.

IASO Children’s Hospital won the Bronze award in the innovation category for the Orthopedic Center, which has been paving the way with the revolutionary treatment for bone elongation in children with anisomelia, giving our young patients access to cutting-edge medical services and state-of-the-art equipment.

A few words about the Corporate Social Responsibility Program “By your Side”

Since 2015, the program has been supporting / working with more than 20 NGOs and associations and has performed over 3,100 pro bono surgical procedures, pro bono deliveries and free-of-charge medical tests and consultations. On each World Health Day, IASO Group is always standing by you with 65 offers and actions, while it has organized over 75 informative lectures for the general public on health issues that affect us. In addition, it is an Official Health Partner at major sporting events. Note that IASO is a Bone Marrow Donor Volunteer Registration Center, supporting the efforts of the Orama Elpidas Association.

Health Daily and Boussias Communications organized the Healthcare Business Awards for the 4th year running, to award scientific and business excellence, innovation, best practices, successful synergies as well as volunteering and solidarity in the healthcare sector.

 

From left to right: Nancy Christopoulou, Head of Marketing at IASO Children's Hospital; Nikolaos Bredakis, Gynecologist / Breast Surgeon, Director of the 1st Breast Clinic at IASO; Christina Tampourea, Chief Commercial Officer at IASO Group; Dimitrios Konstantinou, Pediatrician/Neonatologist, Director of the NICU; Dimosthenis Baltas, Gynecologist / Breast Surgeon, Director of the 1st Breast Clinic at IASO; Grigoris Xepapadakis, ΜD, PhD, Breast Surgeon, Director of the 2nd Breast Clinic at IASO; Dr. Georgios Stamatiou, Chair of the IASO Group BoD; Dr. Mr. Evangelos Maragkoudakis, MD, Oncologist / Radiation Therapist, Chief of the IASO Radiation Oncology Center; Dimitris Grosomanidis, MD, Breast Surgeon, 2nd Breast Clinic at IASO; Christina Korovesi, Head of Marketing at IASO

 

For more news-related information: IASO Group Commercial Division: Nancy Christopoulou, Tel: +30 210 6383917, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

31/10/2019 - IASO Children's Hospital: Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Center – An International Model Center of Reference

 

The IASO Children's Hospital Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Center is an International Model Center of Reference. It provides comprehensive treatment of conditions involving the cranium, face, maxilla and mouth and is staffed by the most experienced, highly trained and internationally certified team with a specialty in pediatrics.

The center specializes in monitoring and surgically treating all cranial and facial malformations and genetic deformities, as well as functional or aesthetic problems that may occur throughout childhood. Each child is treated in accordance with a comprehensive and individualized medical treatment and care plan based on international protocols.

Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of surgeons from the U.S.A. with extensive experience and training at some of the largest hospitals abroad. Spiros A. Lazarou M.D., Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeon and head of the IASO Children's Hospital Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery Center, and Vassilios A. Zerris, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc., FAANS, a neurosurgeon and head of the IASO Children's Hospital Pediatric Neurosurgery Department, and their scientific associates guarantee top-quality care that meets the highest international standards. It is indicative that the team has presented a number of papers at Greek and international conferences, with more than 300 papers published in Greek and international medical journals and it continues to publish new surgical techniques.

It is also specialized in the diagnosis and invasive and non-invasive treatment of cranio-maxillofacial conditions in children with:

  • Clefts
  • Craniosynostosis (Scaphocephaly, Trigonocephaly, Premature fusion of the anterior or posterior fontanel, etc.)
  • Hypertelorism
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Congenital melanocytic nevi
  • Craniofacial trauma
  • Craniofacial tumors
  • Giant nevi
  • Otoplasty
  • Upper/lower jaw occlusion anomalies and facial asymmetries, etc.

At IASO Children's Hospital, the largest and most modern pediatric hospital in Greece, we provide each child with comprehensive medical treatment and care. The experienced medical and nursing staff and the state-of-the-art facilities are here 24/7 to offer your child the nurturing care he or she needs.

For more news-related information: Nancy Christopoulou, Commercial Division of the IASO Group, Tel.: +30 210 6383917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11/09/2019 - IASO GROUP: IASO, IASO Children's Hospital and IASO Thesally re-certified by Temos for medical tourism services

IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital and IASO Thessaly were recently certified by Temos, an International Healthcare Accreditation Association based in Germany, for both their high level of services provided and ultramodern infrastructure, following the inspection conducted by a team of international inspectors of the Association. The TEMOS Certificate involves a rigorous evaluation process, based on strict quality criteria, and follows the existing TEMOS International Certification of the above Clinics of the Group.

Such certification is the top proof of the organization's global-wise competitiveness as well as a high distinction among other leading domestic and foreign healthcare providers. The successful TEMOS evaluation of the Group's Clinics, IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital and IASO Thessaly, represents the consolidation and establishment of international standards and regulations by IASO Group to protect both patients and insurance bodies, thus demonstrating its competitive advantage.

Temos International Healthcare Accreditation Association, represented in our country by TEMOS Hellas, focuses on international patient management issues, while it certifies patient management and safety procedures according to best practices standards and strict requirements set by international and European insurance companies, along with criteria established by competent bodies that operate in the broader market of medical tourism and cross-border healthcare.

IASO Group is a state-of-the-art Healthcare Group with model Healthcare Units, such as IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessaly and FILOKTITIS, which are equipped with the most up-to-date and innovative medical equipment, and manned by top medical professionals in all specialties as well as highly trained scientific, nursing and administrative employees.

IASO, IASO Children’s Hospital, IASO Thessaly and FILOKTITIS have also been certified to ISO 9001:2015 and HACCPISO 22000:2005. Moreover, the IVF Center of IASO has been certified to both EN 15225:2016 and TEMOS, and IASO Thessaly’s IVF Center has been certified to EN 15224:2016. FILOKTITIS has been certified to EN 15225:2016. Through these certifications, and with its overall focus on quality assurance, now re-certified to TEMOS International, IASO, IASO Children's Hospital and IASO Thessaly mark their going concern and business expansion in the international market of Medical Tourism.

For more press information, please contact Ms Nancy Christopoulou, Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group, Tel: +30 210 6383917, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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