A panel of international medical care luminaries, assembled by the World Health Care Congress at the 2018 Health Value Awards, presented two of its major honors to Dr. Devi Shetty, founder of Health City Cayman Islands and chairman of Narayana Health. A third award was given to Health City Cayman Islands itself.
Dr. Shetty, an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon and entrepreneur, won a gold prize in the Lifetime Achievement awards for Clinical Care, which Health City Clinical Director Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil said was recognition of providing the highest quality of care based on U.S. parameters while still reducing the cost.
"Dr. Shetty wanted to prove he can do it in the Cayman Islands (not the least expensive place by any means in the Caribbean to do business) through efficiencies, through having the right model," said Dr. Binoy, as he is known. He also noted that Health City's pricing right now is about one-third the pricing that one would find at a similar institution in the United States.
Dr. Shetty won a second gold Lifetime Achievement award for his outstanding Public Leadership. "As Dr. Shetty often states, 'a solution that isn't affordable isn't a solution' and we at Health City are fulfilling his vision by offering super-specialty tertiary care at affordable prices - thereby creating greater access to health care for many more people from the region and beyond," Dr. Binoy said.
The third prize received by the Health City Cayman Islands team was the silver award in the Direct Care Providers category. Health City Director of Business Development Shomari Scott said: "It's always good to have a body as esteemed as the World Congress actually state that, 'yes, Health City, not only are you doing great work, but we're going to give you an award just to show our appreciation of what you're doing in the health care space'." He added that Health City was being considered a "disrupter" in the medical field, demonstrating that the highest quality outcomes can be provided at affordable prices.
Health City, a Joint Commission International-accredited tertiary care hospital in Grand Cayman, was one of 57 finalists selected from the hundreds vying for a variety of awards in several categories.
The 2018 Health Value Awards ceremony took place at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, April 29 as part of the 15th Annual World Health Care Congress.
More than 350 nominees competed in the awards to be the best and brightest applications to improve health outcomes, reduce costs and implement innovative health industry practices.
Health City Cayman Islands was represented at the annual World Health Care Congress and the 2018 Health Value Awards by Clinical Director Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil, Director of Business Development Shomari Scott, USA Sales Specialist Mary Jones and board member Gene Thompson.
The awards - silver, gold and the lead diamond prizes - are sponsored by World Congress, the Validation Institute and the Health Rosetta Institute.
For more information on the Health Value Awards, visit www.healthvalueawards.co