A new model of healthcare delivery has arrived in Grand Cayman to serve not only the residents of the island, but those across the Caribbean region and beyond.
Health City Cayman Islands, a 140-bed tertiary care hospital providing cardiac/vascular surgery, cardiology, and orthopedics. The first surgery is expected in the middle of March.
Health City Cayman Islands is a joint partnership between Narayana Health of India, a private venture developed by renowned heart surgeon Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, who served as the personal physician to Mother Teresa; and Ascension, the largest private non-profit healthcare system in the United States.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 9:30 am at the hospital campus located on the East End of Grand Cayman. Project partners Dr. Devi Shetty, founder of Narayana Health, and Dr. Anthony R. Tersigni, President and CEO of Ascension, will deliver remarks along with the Governor and Premier of the Cayman Islands.
From 3:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., health leaders from across the globe will gather at the Marriott Beach Resort for a healthcare symposium entitled, The Future of Quality, Affordable Healthcare. Featured speakers include Dr. Robert Pearl, Kaiser Permanente, who will serve as moderator; Dr. Shetty; Dr. Tersigni; Krishnaswamy Dinesh, co-founder of Infosys; Francisco D’Souza, CEO of Cognizant; Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic; Emily Rhinehart of AIG; and Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, founder and CEO of Biocon.
Health City Cayman Islands’ long-term goal is to bring high-quality health services for the most economical prices – a model that has found incredible success in Dr. Shetty’s native India – to patients in the Cayman Islands, the Caribbean region and the Americas.
Ascension, which has a long history of providing safe, clinically excellent, high-quality medical care, hopes to learn whether the methods of Narayana Health and Dr. Shetty can help reduce costs and provide greater access to care among underserved populations. If successful, this new approach could influence the future course of healthcare in the U.S.