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Historical Timeline and Key Milestones

The history of Health City Cayman Islands is a short but illustrious one. Upon opening in February 2014, Health City became the first advanced medical facility and tertiary care hospital in the Cayman Islands. The hospital embodies the vision and mission of Health City founder Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty: that affordable healthcare should be accessible to everyone who needs it. Narayana Health and Ascension (the largest faith-based and largest non-profit health system in the U.S.) partnered with us in pursuit of this shared mission.

April 2014

First patient accepted, and on the same day, the very first procedure was conducted – also the first in the catheter lab.

First primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for acute myocardial infarction was performed.

May 2014

First electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for cardiac arrhythmia was performed.

July 2014

We performed the first coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), the first ever in the Cayman Islands.

August 2014

A 49-year-old Caribbean man with heart failure received a lifesaving left ventricular assist device (LVAD). It was believed to be the first such procedure performed in the Caribbean.

October 2014

Four Haitian children received life-saving heart surgeries.

November 2014

First cardiac resynchronization therapy was conducted.

December 2014

Second successful LVAD surgery performed, giving a new lease on life to a 55-year-old Caribbean man.

March 2015

Dr. Alwin completed the 50th orthopaedic surgery performed at Health City Cayman Islands.

April 2015

A little more than a year after opening, our facility earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval from Joint Commission International (JCI), the worldwide leader in accrediting the quality of healthcare. Health City Cayman Islands is the largest hospital in the Caribbean to receive JCI accreditation.

The Grand Opening

About 2,000 local elected officials, Caribbean healthcare leaders, medical professionals and invited guests attended our February 2014 grand opening. The diverse group came together to celebrate one of the first healthcare facilities in the world built on the premise of “healthcare for all, regardless of socioeconomic status.”

Health City Cayman Islands is the dream of Narayana Health founder Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, a renowned cardiologist from India, who partnered with Ascension, the largest non-profit and largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S., to build a 101-bed hospital offering cardiac, cardiology and orthopedic services to patients throughout the region.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to tour the 107,000-square-foot facility and participate in a brief reception where they met Dr. Shetty and select members of the facility’s healthcare team. Later in the day, about 200 invited guests participated in a symposium hosted by Ascension and Narayana Health, entitled, “The Future of High-Quality, Affordable Healthcare.” The symposium featured a dozen recognized thought-leaders from the healthcare and technology industries, who discussed trends and developments in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

A dedication ceremony unveiled a plaque located at the entrance of the hospital with the inscription: “This monument to healing is dedicated to all who believed and were committed to building it. The day we turn anyone away from this place of healing is the day we have failed as an institution and betrayed God’s commandment.” ~ Dr. Devi Shetty.

Messages from Health City Leaders and Supporters:

A few years ago, when Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack, I was put in charge of her heart care. One day, Mother, who then was convalescing in the intensive care unit of the hospital, saw me examining a blue baby. After a few minutes of thought she turned towards me and said, "Now I know why you are here. To relieve the agony of children with heart disease, God sent you to this world to fix it
Dr. Devi Shetty

Because we are so passionate about our mission, we have harnessed the power of the world’s best medicine and medical practices in this unique facility. We believe our patients deserve not only the best medical treatment, but also the most respectful, thoughtful and effective recovery in a soothing environment. In fact, our hospital is specially designed to allow lots of natural light and views of greenery to be part of the healing process.
Dr. Chandy Abraham

Through this unique facility and its dedicated providers of care, a new level of quality tertiary healthcare has come to Grand Cayman, serving not only residents of the island but also those from the greater Caribbean region and beyond. This partnership offers a tremendous opportunity for us to collaborate with Dr. Devi Shetty and his colleagues at Narayana Health on new ways of providing high-quality care at a lower overall cost.
Anthony R. Tersigni

It means that Health City now operates on par with its peers in the United States, offering the same level of top quality healthcare as some of the best hospitals in the world. It means that overseas patients are safe in the knowledge that they will receive excellent healthcare.
Alden McLaughlin, Cayman Islands Premier

At Health City Cayman Islands, we believe that every patient that we treat becomes an integral part of our history. Please call us at 1 (345) 640-4040, or fill out our simple contact form, to see how we can best serve your healthcare needs.