CAYMAN ISLANDS - For many married couples, a wedding anniversary is an opportunity to enjoy a special luxury or a romantic getaway to a destination far away from the realities of everyday life. Not so for Janice and Kelly Renegar, who marked their 30thanniversary by choosing to have surgery at Health City Cayman Islands, a world-class tertiary care facility in the Caribbean.
Instead of pearls, the traditional gift for commemorating three decades of wedded bliss, the North Carolina-based pair decided to give themselves something more practical and much more personal - the medical attention they needed to be rid of shoulder and hip aches and pains.
Prior to their surgeries, the Renegars' infirmities limited the couple's vacation options. "Basically we couldn't go anywhere for our anniversary because we were needing procedures done. And we decided to make this our 30th year anniversary trip," said Mrs. Renegar.
For Janice, the solution to her broken collarbone was arthroscopic shoulder surgery, performed by Dr. Alwin Almeida, Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon and Joint Replacement Specialist at Health City.
Kelly underwent hip replacement surgery. Recalling the pain he endured from a broken leg prior to being admitted to Health City, Mr. Renegar noted: "I had pain all up and down my leg and I didn't know why. When I arrived here, they checked me out and realized I needed a hip replacement. (Dr. Alwin) took his time with me (and) made sure I was in perfect health."
The life-altering trip to the Cayman Islands was made possible by Kelly Renegar's companyand its medical travel program administrator, IndUShealth, which offers employees an opportunity to receive high-quality medical care and to get a break as part of the recovery experience.
"Rising health care costs in the U.S. continue to motivate employer health plans to incorporate medical travel options.Our experienced team helps simplify the process and extend the choices available to participants using a systematic and individually tailored patient-centric approach, coupling memorable, life-changing experiences with exceptional medical outcomes," said Rajesh Rao, CEO of IndUShealth. "We are very pleased to be able to leverage the talent and discipline of the team at Health City Cayman Islands in this endeavor."
Unreserved in her praise of how the Health City experience has made their 30thwedding anniversary one the couple will never forget, Janice is looking forward to some of the simple pleasures of life, such as throwing a baseball with her son. "I cannot tell you how fortunate we are and we know it's all due to the glory and the graciousness of God above for giving us this opportunity and these blessings to be able to come down here and enjoy the beauty. I mean, how can you not get well when you look around and see the beauty and then the smiling faces of the staff who are concerned and who all love you?"
About Health City Cayman Islands
Health City Cayman Islands, the vision of renowned heart surgeon and humanitarian Dr. Devi Shetty, is supported by two major healthcare organizations, Narayana Health and the U.S.-based Ascension, which is that nation's largest faith-based and nonprofit health system, providing the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Health City Cayman Islands provides compassionate, high-quality, affordable healthcare services in a world-class, comfortable, patient-centered environment. Offering healthcare to international, regional and local patients, Health City Cayman Islands delivers excellence in adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, medical oncology, orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric endocrinology, and pulmonology.
IndUShealth is a medical travel program administrator that allows corporate self-insured health insurance plans to offer participants a way to obtain affordable, high-quality medical care overseas.Established in 2005, IndUShealth is a highly experienced and leading corporate medical travel provider in the U.S., having delivered outstanding results to its program participants while generating tens of millions of dollars of savings for their employers' health plans.