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.

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