Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Baptist Health International Opens Cayman Islands Office

Baptist Health International of Miami opened an office in the Cayman Islands Thursday, June 25th.

The office is located at 25 Governors Square on West Bay Road, Grand Cayman and will serve as an outreach facility for care services such as rheumatology, neurosurgery and interventional cardiology which are largely unavailable on the island.

Allen Brenteson, Corporate Vice President Baptist Health South Florida said, “Our facility will serve as an extension to Miami and will be a second point of contact for tertiary care. We have seven hospitals in South Florida and we have 12 out patient centres. Our location here in Cayman is strictly an outreach facility to assist the medical needs of the medical community and the people of the Cayman Islands.”

Mr Brenteson said the office would make overseas care more convenient and accessible for Cayman residents.

“We have had a long relationship with Cayman and we felt that it was time that we became a full time member of the country. We will offer second opinions electronically through our tele-medicine capabilities. This will avoid a lot of initial trips when people find it necessary to travel off island for tertiary medical care,” he said.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gamma Knife Surgery Animation

The Gamma Knife isn't a knife at all, it is a non-invasive neurosurgical procedure that uses precise radiation to treat diseased or cancerous brain tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact.

Check out this animated video to see how Gamma Knife Surgery works:

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

MIAMI: Where Worlds Meet

Miami is one of the most diverse, multicultural cities in the world. Miami has so much to offer: sunbathing on South Beach, visiting Downtown Miami, or taking a cruise from the cruise capital of the world, Port Miami. This is Miami: Where Worlds Meet.

It is not only an ideal getaway destination, but Miami is also a great place to live, work, or receive medical treatment. Each year, thousands of people travel from around the world to receive medical care from the respected, world-class medical facilities and physicians at Baptist Health International in Miami.

Friday, June 12, 2009

ITIJ Interviews Baptist Health Vice President Allen Brenteson

The International Travel Insurance Journal (ITIJ) interviewed the Corporate Vice President of Baptist Health, Allen Brenteson, in the February 2009 issue.

Allen Brenteson spoke to ITIJ about the ways in which Baptist Health hospitals handle medical tourism and international patient services.

With ten years of experience, Baptist Health has gained extensive knowlege of the international market. The hospital's international department is well staffed and offers accurate pricing for medical procedures. Baptist Health also has an internal insurance specialist and finance team who work with foreign insurance providers in order to make the process run smoothly.

Allen Brenteson reminded ITIJ of Baptist Health's philosophy - to provide cutting-edge medical care at the best price. The hospital's pricing policy is fully transparent to avoid price descrimination.

Mr. Brenteson also told ITIJ of his previous employment experiences, his passion for golf and his educational background.

Baptist Health Miami Raises Awareness and Funds for Heart Health at Red Dress Event

The Turks & Caicos Heart Foundation, along with Baptist Health International Center of Miami, hosted an annual Red Dress event to raise awareness about women’s heart health as part of the international “Go Red for Women” campaign. 

Funds raised at the event were used to assist heart patients of the Turks & Caicos with medication and other personal needs during these difficult times.

“Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women,” said association President Karen Malcolm, “Awareness about healthy lifestyle choices and early detection of heart disease are more important than ever. We are grateful to all participating in this important event, particularly Baptist Health, for helping us to promote this vital mission.”

One hundred guests attended the luncheon, including government officials, medical staff, heart patients and other influential members of the community. Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Marcus St. John, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist with the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute, was the keynote speaker at the event and his presentation was broadcasted via webcast.

Baptist Health Sponsors Luncheon to Prevent Heart Disease

On April 19, 2009, Baptist Health International Center of Miami partnered with the Nassau Bahamas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to sponsor a red-themed "Make Your Heart a Healthy Heart" luncheon. 
The luncheon honored women and heart disease and featured a presentation by Baptist Health South Florida cardiologist Stratego Castanes MD, about controlling and preventing heart disease in women. The event benefited Delta Sigma Theta Sorority which provides economic relief to needy residents and scholarships to Bahamian students.