Tag: Health City Cayman Islands

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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Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

Health City performs brain surgery with patient awake

| 18/09/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI) surgically removing part of a brain tumour while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery – enables the surgeons to remove, partly or fully, tumours from the brain that would […]

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Boxer retains title while fighting for Cayman charity

Boxer retains title while fighting for Cayman charity

| 23/06/2017 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ and Hamilton, Ontario, hometown hero Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox defended his belt while fighting for a cause during his recent title bout in Canada. A sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands, Wilcox is donating a portion of his fight purse to Have a Heart Cayman Islands.

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Caymanian med students take up fellowships in India

Caymanian med students take up fellowships in India

| 01/06/2017 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Four Caymanian college students will soon be on their way to India to begin a month-long fellowship at the Narayana Health facility, founded by Dr Devi Shetty and on which Health City Cayman Islands is modelled. The four students, who leave 3 June and were selected from the highest performing alumni of […]

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Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

Canadian boxer pledges support for Have a Heart

| 21/03/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox has committed to supporting local charity Have a Heart Cayman Islands in his new role as a sports ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI). Wilcox first became involved with the hospital through a visit to the Cayman Islands in January this year to participate in […]

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Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

Manny Pacquiao helping young heart patients

| 17/02/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is helping to facilitate free cardiac care for children from his native Philippines. Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, has teamed up with Have a Heart Cayman Islands and Health City Cayman Islands on the charitable initiative. The details of the […]

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First group of hospital fellows complete research

First group of hospital fellows complete research

| 19/09/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of Caymanian university students recently completed an inaugural research programme at Health City Cayman Islands (HCCI). The 18 young people who participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) were chosen through a competitive application process and finished their work in June and July.

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US citizens getting treated at Health City

US citizens getting treated at Health City

| 21/08/2016 | 9 Comments

Can you tell us has Health City Cayman Islands received certification or accreditation to perform procedure on US citizens? When HC opened I believe they said it would be about a year or so. However, I have never seen or heard anything that has said US citizens and/or their insurance providers can use HC facilities […]

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