US cancer hospitals team with Cayman insurance firms

Three insurance companies partner with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America has announced a partnership with three Cayman Islands insurance companies, a move the hospitals say will provide increased access to their services for the Cayman community.

Representatives of the private, for-profit cancer treatment company were in Cayman last week to announce their partnership with BritCay, Generali and Cayman First.

The parent company, founded in 1988 by Richard J. Stephenson, has five hospitals throughout the U.S. and an associated outpatient clinic in Seattle, Washington, focused on patients with complex or advanced-stage cancer.

‘Close partnership’

“We are thrilled to work in close partnership with the Cayman healthcare community, including physicians, cancer patients, insurance providers and the Cayman Islands Cancer Society,” said Dr. Steven Standiford, chief of staff and surgical oncologist, who was one of the visiting team. “In the fight against cancer, having timely, convenient access to quality care and having an understanding of treatment options are the first steps toward beating this disease.”

He added, “Cancer has no borders. For the men and women living in the Cayman Islands who are fighting cancer, access to timely, quality cancer care can be the difference between life and death. The addition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America as an in-network provider with three local Caymanian insurance providers simply means that the Cayman community has more options, and more hope, when it comes to beating cancer.”

Care model

According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, its care model combines conventional treatments, such as surgical oncology, radiation therapy and chemotherapy, with therapies such as naturopathic medicine, nutritional counseling, mind-body therapy and spiritual support, all while providing patients with comprehensive information and active participation in making decisions about their care.

According to Ms. Carey, the team also helps with logistics, including travel, conducting medical record reviews prior to patient arrival, and physical exams and laboratory or imaging studies prior to oncologist appointments.

Dr. Sook Yin, policy director of the Cayman Islands Cancer Society, said, “I am looking forward to CTCA and the Society working together in the future. I think this will be a very formidable relationship.”

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  1. Oops, I was hoping to hear that CINICO was also partnering too.
    So sorry for poor people who can do no better. If you are a CINICO card user, just pay close attention to the kind and time of appointments, investigations and treatment you receive.

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