ISLANDS - A relieved mother from St. Kitts and Nevis
is grateful for the doctors and staff of Health City Cayman Islands and
its partners following the successful cardiac treatment of her son.
Shellon McCalmon thanked the Caribbean hospital
"for the hospitality you have offered to us. For your patience and time in making me, and my son most of all, safe and well."
patient, 12 year-old Phesaun McCalmon, was treated for an Atrial Septal
Defect (ASD), a "hole" in the wall that separates the top two chambers
of the heart.
surgery was performed by Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, a senior
cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with more than 20 years of
experience, and cardiac surgeon Dr. Sumit Modi.
was impressed with Health City's attention to patients and those who
accompanied them: "Your kindness, most of all, was very warming and we
felt welcome," she said.
Kittitian mother was particularly appreciative because the surgery and
hospital stay wereprovided at no cost to her thanks to the
collaboration between Caymanian and international charities.
charity, Have A Heart Cayman worked with the World Pediatric Project to
bring the ailing youngster into the care of Health City Cayman Islands.
were very excited to be able to send our first patient to Health City
Cayman Islands," said Susan Rickman of World Pediatric Project. "We are
also looking forward to a long and successful partnership with Health
City as we strive to provide quality healthcare for kids around the
world," she added.
it was special care which Phesaun and his mother will never forget:
"From the bottom of our hearts we look forward to meeting with you
again, not necessarily because of illness, but to share in yours and our
was my first experience working with Health City Cayman Islands," said
referring pediatrician Dr. Ian Jacobs in St. Kitts. "The professional
service they provided was excellent, and the support they gave to my
patient and his mother was wonderful," he added, noting that the doctors
kept him informed with regular updates throughout the process.
opening last year, Health City has performed surgeries for numerous
children from Haiti free of charge in collaboration with partners such
as Digicel and Have a Heart.
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 Islandsdelivers excellence in adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery, cardiacelectrophysiology,
medical oncology, orthopedics, sports medicine,
pediatricendocrinology, neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery