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.
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.
First electrophysiology study and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for cardiac arrhythmia was performed.
We performed the first coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), the first ever in the Cayman Islands.
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.
Four Haitian children received life-saving heart surgeries.
First cardiac resynchronization therapy was conducted.
Second successful LVAD surgery performed, giving a new lease on life to a 55-year-old Caribbean man.
Dr. Alwin completed the 50th orthopaedic surgery performed at Health City Cayman Islands.
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.
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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.