Medtral New Zealand announces partnership with MA-based Pinnacle Health: A ground-breaking industry alliance - Medtral New Zealand (, providing, world-class, affordable healthcare, with all-inclusive travel and medical treatment packages, today announced a ground-breaking partnership with Pinnacle Health (, a preferred provider organization providing network and administrative services to self-funded employers, with over 3,000 providers throughout America's Northeast.


According to Paul Brough, president and CEO of Pinnacle Health, "This relationship holds significant potential for both organizations. An attractive destination for medical care and surgery, New Zealand pushes all the right buttons for me. It's a first world, English-speaking country with very high quality medicine and a clean, green environment that is ideal for recuperation. Additionally, the quality and affordability of the travel and treatment packages is unparalleled. Our customers are now requesting options for medical travel, and New Zealand fits the bill."

Medtral New Zealand services include travel, accommodation, hospital procedures, and post-operative care at New Zealand's premier private medical facilities and contingency insurance. Adhering to Quality Health New Zealand (QHNZ) and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) accreditation standards, Medtral New Zealand's network of hospitals provide a world-class experience and service for North American patients.

"We are excited about the prospects of working with a forward-thinking organization like Pinnacle Health," says Steve Nichols, managing director of Medtral New Zealand. "This partnership offers an affordable and attractive option to Pinnacle clients and members, and makes sense for the self-funded employers that are considering medical travel options for their employees."

Nichols emphasizes that the option of medical travel to New Zealand will undoubtedly save Pinnacle member employers significant costs while ensuring the quality of the medical services.

"Patients get the chance to experience New Zealand and enjoy dedicated recovery time at potentially less personal cost than having the operation performed in the U.S.," adds Nichols.

About Medtral New Zealand:

Medtral New Zealand is the leading provider of medical travel in New Zealand for North American patients, providing world-class, non-acute care and treatment in some of the country's finest private hospitals. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Medtral New Zealand can be reached at +64 9 623 6588, or visit

About Pinnacle Health:

Pinnacle Health is an organization that specifically targets the self-funded employer marketplace. Its providers - the physicians, hospitals, and other medically related entities - are in the best position to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare for the nation's employees. Pinnacle Health's philosophy reflects an emphasis on local delivery and local decision-making by the providers who live and practice in the communities of their patients. Additionally, they form partnerships between physicians, hospitals, and self-funded employers who encourage long-term control of the processes centered around local healthcare providers and capabilities developed to enhance the provider-patient relationship. Visit