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Child’s life-saving journey from Mongolia to Cayman and back

Sporting a borrowed T-shirt and a wide toothy grin, 5-year-old Aagi stepped out of the doors of Health City Cayman Islands for the final time on Monday and headed home to Mongolia after undergoing life-saving surgery to fix a hole in his heart.

Testing 2.0: How the new antibody tests work

Back in May, Cayman Compass journalist James Whittaker got the COVID-19 swab as part of a feature story explaining the testing process. On Tuesday, in a sequel to that story, he visited Health City Cayman Islands to do the same for the new antibody tests.

Health City to begin testing for COVID-19 ‘immunity’

A highly accurate COVID-19 antibody test could soon be used to determine the prevalence of the virus in the Cayman Islands.

Health City sets up COVID testing for eastern districts

Health City Cayman Islands has established a satellite COVID-19 testing centre. Though the hospital does not have a testing lab on site, it is collecting samples from essential workers in the eastern districts

Health City begins next phase of reopening

Health City Cayman Islands, which closed down temporarily last month after some of its staff contracted COVID-19 from the islands’ first coronavirus patient, is continuing to reopen in phases.

EDITORIAL – Health City demonstrates healthy progress

File the subject matter of today’s editorial – Health City Cayman Islands – under the heading of “good news.”

Man wounded in East End

A man received unspecified wounds after an altercation Friday night in East End, police said.
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Health regulator investigating private ambulance service

A medical business that provides ambulance services to Health City has been forced to suspend operations pending an investigation from the Health Practice Commission.

Security concerns addressed at East End mental health facility

Doctors and community leaders are reassuring East End residents about security as Cayman’s first long-term mental health center moves toward an August groundbreaking.

Cayman Cookout celebrates 10 years

International chefs descended on Cayman once again for the 10th annual Cayman Cookout, marking one of the largest productions of the islandwide festival to date.

Architects detail mental health facility design

Architects for East End’s mental health facility say they are creating a “dignified” and “home-like” environment at the nine-cottage, 54-bed home, ensuring “safety and security” for both residents and the surrounding community.

Cayman under construction: 11 major projects that could shape the future

Here’s the latest update from the entrepreneurs and developers behind some of the largest and most ambitious proposals to emerge over the past few years.

Health City hosts Christmas giveaway

About 100 gifts – dolls, building blocks, Hot Wheels cars and more – were distributed to 30 children at Health City on Tuesday evening at the hospital’s annual IMPACT 345 Christmas party that featured Santa and music by local musician Barefoot Man.

HSA and Health City join forces to save farmer’s life

Some quick thinking and an innovative use of existing technology helped the Health Services Authority and Health City Cayman Islands in saving the life of a Jamaican farmer.

Health City doctors perform rare procedure to save patient, ‘bringing him from grave’

The family of a 33-year-old Cayman man is rejoicing after the Health City Cayman Islands medical team brought him back from the brink of death. Bjorn Ebanks survived an episode during which his heart stopped twice and he underwent CPR for almost 90 minutes before being placed on life support.

Health City breaks ground on apartment complex

The vision of Health City as a world-class medical tourism destination has taken another step forward with construction under way on apartments for patients at the East End facility.

EDITORIAL – On Health City: BritCay’s PR strategy requires first aid

Whoever’s in charge of public relations and communications for the British Caymanian Insurance Agencies – better known here in the Cayman Islands as “BritCay” – is in need of an emergency refresher course. On Wednesday, March 29, amid the political spectacle of Nomination Day, we at the Cayman Compass and many other businesses received a notice from BritCay .

Canadian boxing champion teams up with Health City

Health City Cayman Islands has picked up Canadian boxing champion Steven Wilcox as its sports ambassador. Mr. Wilcox, known as “The Piranha,” holds the North American Boxing Association title for super lightweight. He turned professional in 2012 and claimed the title of Canadian lightweight champion in 2013.

Health City explores sports medicine deal

Doctors from U.S.-based Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics visited Health City Cayman Islands on Friday to discuss a partnership that would offer operative care and rehabilitation for athletes.

A very special Christmas at Health City

Young Health City patients from Sierra Leone, Haiti and Fiji got a welcome Christmas treat last month thanks to a party organized by a local youth group to mark the holidays. Over 150 children’s lives have been saved through the program, which provides free surgeries for life-threatening conditions to needy children.

500 orthopedic surgeries done at Health City

Since opening two-and-a-half years ago, Health City Cayman Islands has completed 500 orthopedic surgeries. “We are proud to have achieved this milestone in such a short period and look forward to embracing new technologies which have completely changed the way surgeries are performed.”

EDITORIAL – Should Cayman rise to new heights?

In Grand Cayman, there is very little prime land (i.e. “sand”) available for development. In some key plots with pre-existing structures, the only direction for developers is skyward. However, proper execution would require a far more advanced and sophisticated legal and regulatory framework than Cayman currently has in place.

Surgeries successful, young patients head home

On Aug. 6., year-old Mchaendel Gilot spent most of an hour-long flight between Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Grand Cayman crying in his cousin’s arms.

More than 100 children saved by ‘Have a Heart Cayman’ at Health City

Have a Heart Cayman Islands is committed to facilitating life-saving cardiac procedures for children from around the world.

Health City pledges to support Adventist hospitals

Health City Cayman Islands has pledged to support regional Seventh-Day Adventists hospitals in a memorandum of understanding that was signed last month.

Health City expands internship options

Health City Cayman Islands is inviting students to apply to their summer Healthcare Explorers programs.

Health City aims to give one charitable surgery a day

Health City Cayman Islands has already performed 68 charitable surgeries for children with heart problems and brain tumors, but the hospital hopes that within the next two years, it can offer one charitable heart surgery every day for a child in need.

Health City not barred from competing

Health City Cayman Islands local partner Gene Thompson said this week that the East End medical tourism facility is not competing with local health services “for the most part,” even though there is no specific prohibition against it.

Chief HSA doctor says Health City has unfair advantage

While praising the services and professionalism of the Health City Cayman Islands staff, the Health Services Authority’s top doctor said last week that the medical tourism facility has some unfair advantages over other local providers with which it is now competing.

South Sound, Seven Mile Beach property ‘on fire,’ inland still lags

The consensus appears unanimous: Real estate brokers say things are great, and anyone checking out the market must agree that they are.

Health City donates science equipment to schools

Health City Cayman Islands has donated chemistry and laboratory supplies to John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools. Healthcare Explorers Program, a Health City initiative...

John Gray students hone interview skills

Focusing on exuding professionalism, aptitude and motivation, Year 11 students at John Gray High School recently took part in mock interviews as part of the school’s Career Activities Week. The event was designed to inform students about the prospects available to them in the workforce and what it takes to be competitive in a global marketplace.

New construction and development abound in Cayman

This month I thought it would be a useful exercise to highlight all the new construction and development projects that are taking place across the Cayman Islands, emphasizing the fact that Cayman’s economy is currently in a very positive growth period.

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