May 12, 2021

Six Jamaican children head to Cayman Islands for heart treatment

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From Jamaica Star

Six children from the Bustamante Hospital for Children are set to access well needed Cardiac treatment at the Health City Hospital in the Cayman Islands.

Two of the six left Jamaica for the Cayman Islands on Tuesday to begin treatment and the remaining four will depart the island later this week.

Children at the BHC will be able to access cardiac treatment because of an agreement, established in January 2017, for Paediatric Cardiac Services between the Ministry of Health through the South East Regional Heath Authority and Health City, Cayman Islands (HCCI).

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Sports medicine deal being explored between Andrews Sports Medicine and HCCI

At a Press Conference last Friday (20) it was announce the HCCI and Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedics are exploring a partnership that would offer operative care and rehabilitation for athletes.

Scott Lambert, Vice President of Ascension and Narayana Health said, “One of our key goals is around innovation and research and also collaboration between the entities and the delivery of healthcare in the U.S. We endeavor to engage our organizations and position groups in the U.S. with Health City Cayman Islands. This is an example of that.”

At the Press Conference Dr Jeff Dugas, who was accompanied by Dr James Andrews (Andrews Sports Medicine) said, “I think the quality of what they [HCCI] do is on par with what we like to see, and we have no issues there. That is not necessarily true everywhere in the world. I feel comfortable with the quality of what they’ve put together here and that makes it an easy collaboration for us.”

Dr Andrews said, “The potential is unbelievable here. Obviously from the sports medicine world, there is a lot going on here and a lot that can go on in the future. So I’m here mainly to learn what’s happening.”

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