The collective vision of Dr Devi Shetty of Narayana Health and Ascension Health with the partnership of local developer Gene Thompson including the support of the Cayman Islands Government, the journey to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in the Cayman Islands began more than four years ago. It is now hard to believe that we are only celebrating our first anniversary this month because of the countless milestones we have achieved in our first year of operation.
From the outset we were able to celebrate many firsts in highly specialised surgical procedures and innovative healthcare solutions, both for the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean region.
Our commitment to the employment and education of Caymanians has stayed true. We’ve welcomed 150 young Caymanians into our internship programme, providing them with unique insight into the workings of our hospital. In September we were proud to announce the hiring of our first Caymanian doctor, Dr Irka Ebanks.
We were able to assist some extremely needy children, working in partnership with Cardiac Alliance and Digicel, when 16 young Haitians underwent life-saving heart surgery at the hospital. These vital surgeries were performed free of charge by Health City surgeons.
At Health City we strive to provide outstanding and compassionate care throughout every aspect of a patient’s hospital experience. Over the year we continued to hear incredibly positive feedback from patients and their families – all made possible by our modern facility and the dedication of our skilled doctors and health care professionals.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of the Cayman Islands for their continued support. It has been a humbling experience to see Health City Cayman Islands become part of the Cayman community so quickly and how many lives have been saved because of the work of our dedicated staff. We are privileged to provide tertiary care to the Cayman Islands and be leading the way in medical tourism for the country.
Dr Chandy Abraham
Facility Director and Head of Medical Services