Chrissie Tomlinson hires American management company

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital has engaged American Hospital Management Company to provide turnkey management services.

American Hospital Management Company will be placing a full-time administrator at Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital to assume the day-to-day management of the hospital, states a press release.

‘This is an exciting time for the Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital. I am pleased to contract the services of American Hospital Management Company, who will bring a new level of professional management to the Organization. I am confident they will do an excellent job and the public will enjoy many new services, as they come on line. I will be relieved to do what I do best; taking care of patients’ said Dr. Stephen Tomlinson.

‘Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, as the only private hospital in the Cayman Islands, has a tremendous responsibility to the community and is well positioned for growth in a very special market. We look forward to working with the Board of Directors, Medical Staff, employees and the community to expand the scope of services and to collaborate to meet the healthcare needs locally’, stated Randall D. Arlett, President and Managing Director of American Hospital Management Co.

New building

Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital has announced plans to build a new Medical Arts building and make new investments in medical technology and equipment.

The new Medical Arts building will be on the Eastern portion of the hospital’s campus and will include a new and expanded Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre, Pharmacy and the construction of 12 to 18 new private doctors’ offices. The doctors’ offices would be available either to be purchased or rented by community doctors. Construction of the new Medical Arts Centre is expected to begin within 90 days.

The relocation and expansion of the Physical Therapy of the Rehabilitation Centre will allow the hospital to make additional space available within the hospital to expand the imaging, radiology and cardiology services of the hospital.

The hospital is working with the medical staff and in final negotiations for the purchase of new, first-generation equipment for radiology, mammography, CT-Scan, an open MRI and cardiology medical equipment. A portion of the equipment will be a replacement and upgrade of existing equipment, while the open MRI and cardiology intervention capabilities will be new services at the hospital and in Cayman.

Advanced care

The new technology will increase the amount of advanced and secondary level care that can be provided at Chrissie Tomlinson and thus reducing the number of patients that must travel abroad for care which can be provided safely and more efficiently locally.

‘Continuity of physicians is very important for the quality of medical care. Building the Medical Arts Centre allows the Chrissie Tomlinson the ability to retain the quality physicians already practicing in the Cayman Islands and to recruit additional permanent and visiting specialty physicians who are making a long-term commitment to practice medicine here in order to meet the community’s health care needs. Retaining and developing close, collaborative with the high quality doctors already in Cayman is a priority. The current investment in technology as well as the additional investments under consideration is needed to provide the tools and resources for our physicians to best utilize their skills and training locally’, stated Randall D. Arlett, President and Managing Director of American Hospital Management Co.

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