Chief Executive Of Turkish Medical Tourism Development Association

At the time of Ms. İstiroti’s first entry into the Health Industry in 1990, healthcare management was not recognised as a profession. She became one of the first healthcare executives to apply professional hospital management practices in Turkey. İstiroti, who has helped the training of raising numerous managers in the healthcare sector, received her master’s degree on Health and Hospital Management at İstanbul University and Bahçesehir Univertsity after receiving her bachelors degree in Psychology at Boğaziçi University.

İstiroti started her career in health services management at International Hospital, a model institution in terms of hospital management. She started as a public relations manager, then carried on as a administrative coordinator during her 8.5 years of service at this hospital. Afterwards, she worked as the marketing manager at the American Hospital at 2003 . She also pioneered to start the first, largest, and an examplary elderly living center with a rehabilitation hospital within the complex, ”Yaşamkent” under Bayındır Holding as the general manager of that project.

She, as the Deputy General Manager of the group, undertook the duty of opening new hospitals under Acıbadem Healthcare Group and contributed to the development of this healthcare network model with the operational and marketing focus . The institution currently had 9 hospitals and 24 branches, a Health Insurance Company, a University, a project company focusing on turn-key hospital activities and several group companies focusing on health care at her departure.

In the beginning of 90′s, İstiroti observed a lot of patients in Turkey traveling abroad especially to USA, UK, Germany or Israel in order to receive essential and high risk medical services. In charge of the institution’s International Marketing, especially after 2005 by orchestrating activities for patients from abroad incoming to group hospitals,İstiroti turned Acıbadem into a well-recognized, reputable brand in the international arena. She took the role for marketing b2b services of Bozlu Holding and starting up a cancer center called Neolife. She also supported Dünyagöz Group’s development and the opening of the new facilities and enlarging the chain and overtook the marketing activities as the Deputy General Manager.

By mid 2012, Ms İstiroti worked as the general manager for Liv Hospital undertaking the role of creating the brand ‘Liv Hospital’ as well as the implementationof all the Hospital management processes, creation of the medical and administrative team. Liv Hospital İtsnabul openned at 2013 and Liv Hospital Ankara openned at 2015 . She continues the development of the Group as Group Coordinator.

Meri İstiroti also took role as Chairwoman to TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) Medical Tourism Sub-Committee, and served as the Chairwoman of DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) Healthcare Committee amongst Turkey’s most estimable Non-governmental Organization (NGO)’s on international business. Persently , she acts as the Chief Executive Of Turkish Medical Tourism Development Association .
She has published three books : ‘’Last Word by physicians ‘’ & ‘’ letters to my 30 th age self ‘’and ‘’ Pusula 1 ‘’( compass ) on integrated marketing in healthcare services . She raises 2 children.

She has been rewarded as the ‘’year’s Health manager ‘’ on 2002 by the industry. She has been honored by ‘’honor reward ‘’ at her carreer by two Rotary Clubs on 2014 and 2015.

On March 2015, she received ‘Innovative Approaches in Health & Contributions to Health Tourism’ award from Greek Ministry of Health and Health Tourism Commission in behalf of Liv Hospitals.

She has been part of many social reponsibility projects . Presently she works on the contest about the best health management Project that will motivate the health management students for their future.

 Please click here for the resume

Chief Executive Of Turkish Medical Tourism Development Association

At the time of Ms. İstiroti’s first entry into the Health Industry in 1990, healthcare management was not recognised as a profession. She became one of the first healthcare executives to apply professional hospital management practices in Turkey. İstiroti, who has helped the training of raising numerous managers in the healthcare sector, received her master’s degree on Health and Hospital Management at İstanbul University and Bahçesehir Univertsity after receiving her bachelors degree in Psychology at Boğaziçi University.

İstiroti started her career in health services management at International Hospital, a model institution in terms of hospital management. She started as a public relations manager, then carried on as a administrative coordinator during her 8.5 years of service at this hospital. Afterwards, she worked as the marketing manager at the American Hospital at 2003 . She also pioneered to start the first, largest, and an examplary elderly living center with a rehabilitation hospital within the complex, ”Yaşamkent” under Bayındır Holding as the general manager of that project.

She, as the Deputy General Manager of the group, undertook the duty of opening new hospitals under Acıbadem Healthcare Group and contributed to the development of this healthcare network model with the operational and marketing focus . The institution currently had 9 hospitals and 24 branches, a Health Insurance Company, a University, a project company focusing on turn-key hospital activities and several group companies focusing on health care at her departure.

In the beginning of 90′s, İstiroti observed a lot of patients in Turkey traveling abroad especially to USA, UK, Germany or Israel in order to receive essential and high risk medical services. In charge of the institution’s International Marketing, especially after 2005 by orchestrating activities for patients from abroad incoming to group hospitals,İstiroti turned Acıbadem into a well-recognized, reputable brand in the international arena. She took the role for marketing b2b services of Bozlu Holding and starting up a cancer center called Neolife. She also supported Dünyagöz Group’s development and the opening of the new facilities and enlarging the chain and overtook the marketing activities as the Deputy General Manager.

By mid 2012, Ms İstiroti worked as the general manager for Liv Hospital undertaking the role of creating the brand ‘Liv Hospital’ as well as the implementationof all the Hospital management processes, creation of the medical and administrative team. Liv Hospital İtsnabul openned at 2013 and Liv Hospital Ankara openned at 2015 . She continues the development of the Group as Group Coordinator.

Meri İstiroti also took role as Chairwoman to TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialists’ and Businessmen’s Association) Medical Tourism Sub-Committee, and served as the Chairwoman of DEİK (Foreign Economic Relations Board) Healthcare Committee amongst Turkey’s most estimable Non-governmental Organization (NGO)’s on international business. Persently , she acts as the Chief Executive Of Turkish Medical Tourism Development Association .
She has published three books : ‘’Last Word by physicians ‘’ & ‘’ letters to my 30 th age self ‘’and ‘’ Pusula 1 ‘’( compass ) on integrated marketing in healthcare services . She raises 2 children.

She has been rewarded as the ‘’year’s Health manager ‘’ on 2002 by the industry. She has been honored by ‘’honor reward ‘’ at her carreer by two Rotary Clubs on 2014 and 2015.

On March 2015, she received ‘Innovative Approaches in Health & Contributions to Health Tourism’ award from Greek Ministry of Health and Health Tourism Commission in behalf of Liv Hospitals.

She has been part of many social reponsibility projects . Presently she works on the contest about the best health management Project that will motivate the health management students for their future.

 Please click here for the resume