Leadership Cayman admitted themselves to Cayman Islands Hospital recently as they looked to find out more about Cayman’s health care and human services. In particular, participants focused on current available services, new initiatives and the challenges facing public and private health care providers, health insurance issues and proposed revisions to health insurance legislation. HSA also provided free blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure testing for all participants at the beginning of the seminar.
Guest speakers included Minister for Health Mark Scotland, Dr. Sook Yin, founder of Seven Mile Medical Clinic, Theresa Pitcairn, chairman of the Health Insurance Commission and Hazel Brown, chief nursing officer, Health Services Authority.
“I was honoured to be asked to participate and applaud the time taken by the organisers in conjunction with the Chamber’s support to not only recognise the importance of educating diverse capable individuals who are likely to be tomorrow’s leaders but to develop programmes which expose the group to useful topics such as health care, its delivery and cost in the context of sustainable economic systems,” Theresa Pitcairn said. “I am certain that this programme will make an important contribution that can clarify certain sensitive issues which go to the heart of the survival of our community, driven by the narrow logic of the market.”
Christina McTaggart noted the seminar’s success in terms of having a wide representation from the main areas of the health care industry in the Cayman Islands. “The added component of the free health screening provided by HSA was the perfect complement to the focus of the seminar,” she said.