Health City Opens New Facility in Camana Bay

Health City Cayman Islands, which already has a 110-bed hospital in the East End, broke ground on Thursday on a project that will see the construction of a modern, state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot medical facility on three acres of land. south of Camana Bay.

The new hospital, Health City Camana Bay, being built at a cost of $100 million, will include several medical specialties not currently available in the Cayman Islands. A key feature will be a cancer care center with comprehensive and advanced oncology offerings, a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), an emergency ward and intensive care unit, and a robust multi-specialty program that includes robotic surgery.

Health City Cayman Islands was born from the vision of Dr. Devi Shetty, an internationally renowned cardiac surgeon and humanitarian, and is supported by the Narayana Health Group of Hospitals.

“We want to set up the most advanced facility for cancer care, cardiac care, neonatal care and organ transplantation for the entire Caribbean region, creating a super specialty center where all these complex procedures are carried out regularly. This is our gift to the Caribbean so that no Caribbean citizen needs to go anywhere else for advanced care,” said Dr Shetty.

“Our goal is to make the Cayman Islands the best medical destination in the entire Western Hemisphere,” he added.

Health City Camana Bay is expected to last 12 to 18 months. However, the hospital’s radiotherapy services will be available within nine months of groundbreaking. When completed, it will include an advanced oncology department which will include medical oncology, hemato-oncology, surgical oncology and radiation oncology with a medical linear accelerator.

“We will be the first in the region to offer bone marrow transplantation and CAR-T cell therapy. Our technology and services will enable us to provide effective, precise and less invasive cancer treatments,” said Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Clinical Director of Health City Cayman Islands.

The hospital’s specialist neonatal intensive care unit will be the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, where NICU specialists will work closely with other Health City specialists who will all be available for on-site consultation, as well only with the high quality unit at the Health Services Authority (HSA) to ensure that no patient requiring neonatal care is forced to travel overseas to obtain this specialist treatment.

“Neonatal care is a team effort and requires all specialties to work together and care for patients. This holistic approach will put us in the unique position of being able to offer the best potential outcomes to the most at-risk newborns,” said Dr. Binoy.

“For families in Cayman and the Caribbean, this often means that parents and babies are separated because one is in the United States caring for a baby while the other is home working. and take care of the rest of the family. Our specialized NICU will allow babies and families to stay together, at home, and focus on what’s most important: positive outcomes for these newborns.

Cayman Islands Premier Wayne Panton, who was present for the groundbreaking ceremony, expressed his joy that Health City Camana Bay will soon be a reality.

“I am delighted to welcome the expansion of Health City Cayman Islands Hospital to Camana Bay. When complete, the state-of-the-art campus will provide the islands with another medical facility for the benefit of our people, residents and visitors. Once again, Health City has shown its confidence in the Cayman Islands and the PACT government.

With the construction of the new hospital, Health City has ensured that all major existing gaps in medical care are covered to keep the people of the Cayman Islands healthy and safe.

“I appreciate the services to the healthcare system that this new hospital will provide. It is anticipated that this new facility will help further enhance our medical offerings and be a boon to this and future generations of Caymanians, residents and visitors,” said Sabrina Turner, Minister of Health and Wellness.

Dart Director, Ms. Jackie Doak, welcomed the launch of the project, which she said would improve the overall development of Dart in Camana Bay.

“Today’s groundbreaking for Health City Camana Bay is another chapter in Camana Bay’s history. We are thrilled to welcome Health City, a global leader in patient-centered medical care, to our community. Our partnership reflects our shared commitment to planning for the long term and investing in innovation and infrastructure that will improve the lives of current and future generations,” she said.

Health City Cayman Islands Commercial Director, Mr. Shomari Scott, noted that the new hospital is located closer to where the majority of the population lives and works, which means more lives saved and better quality of care. life for many who will benefit from the high-quality care that will be expanded from the original Health City hospital in East End to the convenient new location in Camana Bay.

“Our success to date would not have been possible without the support of the Cayman Islands Government. We express our gratitude to the last three administrations, and the current PACT government, for working with us to make this a reality. This new facility demonstrates the power of community, government and private sector partnerships,” said Scott.

Health City Camana Bay, which will serve as the flagship facility for the new airport connector road, is expected to be fully operational in 2023.

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