Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) celebrated its 1year anniversary of the hospital’s grand opening on Wednesday (25th February 2015)
During the first year HCCI has treated 2,500 patients, performed close to 200 procedures (including Cayman’s first ever coronary artery bypass graft surgery and first left ventricular assist device heart surgery), started an inaugural internship program, and launched the first Caribbean stroke prevention study.
The new medical facility, founded by Narayana Health’s Dr. Devi Shetty, offers affordable, world-class healthcare to Caribbean patients as well as its regional neighbors. Dr. Shetty was Mother Teresa’s physician and was inspired by her compassionate ways. Health City Cayman Islands is part of her response to bring high-quality, affordable healthcare to all in need, especially to those who may not be able to afford it.
During September 2014 Health City hired its first Caymanian doctor, Dr. Irka Ebanks. A trend HCCI hope to continue with the intention of opening a medical university, which will help young Caymanians to follow in Dr. Ebank’s footsteps. The university will include a medical school, nursing school and other para-medical education.
Later in November 2014, HCCI became the first hospital outside the United States to be added to EdisonHealth’s elite network of Medical Destinations of Excellence. On receiving this stature Dr. Shetty said, “The future cannot be just an extension of the past. It must embrace new technology, implement innovative approaches and aim higher than people thought possible before.”
HCCI is now looking at phase two of their development and will start on a hotel and campus housing in the following months, in order to promote medical travel to the Cayman Islands.
CEO Dr. Chandy’s intentions for the future are “a multi-specialty, multi-complex healthcare city, including education facilities, research facilities, 2,000 beds, campus housing, hotels and long-and-short term rehab and living facilities.”
The official anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday April 2nd, the anniversary of when the facility received its HPC operating license.by