Tag: Health City Cayman Islands

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

How will Health City deal with waste from cancer centre?

| 12/04/2019 | 15 Comments

Health City is going to build a cancer centre. Is it going to have a specially designed independent sewage treatment plant that includes disinfection and residue removal zones? Where will final effluent be disposed? Wastewater from hospitals can contain traces of anything from viruses and multi-resistant bacteria to medical contrast agents and chemicals for cancer […]

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New device used to lengthen man’s leg

New device used to lengthen man’s leg

| 24/02/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): For the first time in the Caribbean, surgery using a novel “magnetic nail” device to lengthen a leg has resulted in less pain and improved walking ability for a long-suffering patient. Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr Alwin Almeida, and his medical team, performed the procedure using the device, […]

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Open-heart surgery saves Guatemalan baby

Open-heart surgery saves Guatemalan baby

| 01/01/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A toddler from Guatemala celebrated Christmas with a new chance at a normal life after surgery in a Cayman Islands hospital to correct pulmonary valve stenosis, a congenital heart defect. Nicolás García-Granados was admitted to Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) with the serious heart condition, and immediately underwent a six-hour open-heart surgery […]

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Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

Health City aims to save lives with new ICU

| 13/12/2018 | 10 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The East End hospital founded by world-renowned heart surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has expanded its services with the opening of a new state-of-the-art medical intensive care unit. It was officially opened Monday, 10 December, with a celebration which included the India-based physician who told the audience that the “best was still to […]

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Governor visits Health City

Governor visits Health City

| 19/11/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper toured Health City Cayman Islands on Thursday, 15 November, accompanied by his wife, Elisabeth, and a group of hospital officials. Roper spent a few hours at the tertiary care medical facility in East End, receiving a full tour of the hospital’s operations.

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Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

Chemo patients offered free hair-loss treatment

| 30/10/2018 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Breast cancer and other solid tumour cancer patients will have free access to a treatment new to Cayman aimed at reducing chemotherapy-induced hair loss. Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) medical oncologist Dr Vineetha Binoy explained that the DigniCap machine, whose use is being offered to patients, is the first automated scalp-cooling system […]

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New knees for videographer

New knees for videographer

| 17/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): An American videographer based in Honduras recently underwent bilateral knee replacement at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) and can now walk freely without pain. Tim Blanton’s painful condition led him to consult with orthopedic surgeon Dr Alwin Almeida, and specialist in joint replacement, said an HCCI press release.

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Surgeons repair patient’s shoulder in regional first

Surgeons repair patient’s shoulder in regional first

| 30/08/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In what is being called the first surgery of its kind in the Americas, the Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) orthopedic surgical team, led by Dr Alwin Almeida, repaired the shoulder of Cayman Islands national rugby player Edward Westin, that had dislocated more than 100 times and was so damaged, it would […]

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Health City to add cancer treatment centre

Health City to add cancer treatment centre

| 12/08/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) expects to break ground soon on a cancer treatment centre. The multi-million-dollar facility, which will be on the hospital’s East End grounds and is described as a “state-of-the-art centre offering medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation” is projected to be up and running by December next year.

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Bank deposits funds into Have a Heart

Bank deposits funds into Have a Heart

| 07/03/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Have a Heart Cayman has received a $10,000 donation to help facilitate and fund life-saving operations for children aged from three months to 18 years old. CIBC FirstCaribbean recently presented the cheque at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI), the hospital where the surgeries take place. To date the charity has helped save […]

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