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Health City Cayman Islands to feature at World Medical Tourism meeting

One of the Caribbean's newest medical facilities will be introduced to the world as an excellent Caribbean contribution to the rapidly expanding medical tourism landscape at a major global meeting this month.

Health City Cayman Islands will be offered up as a centre of excellence for medical tourism and destination healthcare at the World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress in Washington DC, September 20 to 24.

Health City Cayman Islands, a leader and innovator in providing world-class, affordable, high-quality health care in a compassionate, caring environment, will send a strong delegation to one of the most comprehensive international health-care conferences and trade shows in the sector.

Dr Chandy Abraham, facility director and head of medical services, will introduce the special skills and capacities of the Caribbean's state-of-the-art facility in his presentation to a Caribbean ministerial meeting.

"The networking value of these conferences is exceptional," said Dr Abraham, who added Health City Cayman Islands is looking forward to sharing its door-to-door concierge service and tropical atmosphere which promote a relaxing recovery.

Formal meetings

Fielding questions and representing Health City at formal meetings will be patient care relations manager, Joan Freedman; marketing director, Shomari Scott; and digital marketing specialist, Aliya Dunstan.

"As the world's population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and health-care costs inflate at an alarming rate. The issue of creating a healthcare destination that provides a high quality service for far less cost has never been more pressing," said Scott.

The Health City Cayman Islands facility, he added, represented the Caribbean's determination to step up to the burgeoning global medical tourism and travel market.

Envisioned by Narayana Health's storied Dr Devi Shetty, a philanthropist and personal physician of the late Mother Teresa, Health City Cayman Islands opened its doors in February 2014. The state-of-the-art medical facility in the western Caribbean is one of 27 facilities operating under Dr Shetty's administration across the globe.

Health City Cayman Islands opened its first phase in early 2014, putting the Cayman Islands on the map as a health-care destination, and offering patients a centre of excellence for cardiac surgery, cardiology, orthopaedics, paediatric endocrinology and pulmonology.

Once completed, Health City Cayman Islands will have 2,000 beds, a dedicated medical research university, assisted living centre and become one of the largest healthcare centres of its kind in the world.

Health City recently created Caribbean surgical history by installing an artificial heart pump LVAD (left ventriculara assist device) to give a Caymanian man facing advanced-stage heart failure a new lease on life. 

As the world's population ages, non-communicable diseases continue to rise in frequency and healthcare costs inflate at an alarming rate. 

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