As organisers gear up in preparation for the third annual national 20/20 Healthcare Conference, the Cayman Islands’ largest provider of healthcare services, the Health Services Authority, is once again pleased to announce its premium sponsorship of the event.
Chief Executive Officer of the Health Services Authority Lizzette Yearwood said each year the healthcare conference manages to deliver thought-provoking sessions that stimulate debate and serve to enhance the strategic development of healthcare delivery in the Cayman Islands.
“This year’s event, under the theme ‘Patient-Centred Care: Achieving Quality Outcomes’, will be no exception,” she said. “This year’s theme has particular relevance for the HSA. We are beginning to integrate the concept of patient-centred care into our practices and procedures and we are committed to researching strategies that will help us further in our aims. We are therefore excited to see the selection of world-renowned speakers to this year’s conference and by the prospect of putting into action the ideas that we will be hearing about.”
The healthcare conference is set to take place from 18 to 20 October at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
Ms Yearwood said she was pleased that the 2012 20/20 Healthcare Conference is such an excellent example of a truly national event coordinated by a public/private partnership, both locally and internationally, and she believes that this is the way forward for the betterment of healthcare services.
“We are certain that the conference will have a positive impact on the delivery of healthcare services in the Cayman Islands,” she said.
Mark Scotland, the minister of health, environment, youth, sports and culture, said he is delighted with the continued support given by the HSA to the conference.
“The Ministry of Health and the Health Services Authority are committed partners in developing and enhancing the provision of healthcare services for all residents in the Cayman Islands, and so I am extremely pleased that the HSA has continued to show its support for the conference in this way,” he said. “The annual 20/20 Healthcare Conference gives us all the opportunity to draw from the expertise of local and international speakers who each put the delivery of quality healthcare at the very top of their agenda. We look forward to some highly informative dialogue at this year’s event that will ultimately help shape healthcare strategies moving forward.”
The Health Services Authority provides healthcare services to both residents and visitors of the Cayman Islands and is the second largest employer in the Cayman Islands. It operates throughout the three islands: Cayman Islands Hospital and four district health centres in Grand Cayman; Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac and the Health Centre in Little Cayman.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Health, other sponsors include Premium Plus sponsor Tenet Health, Health Services Authority, Tower Marketing, Admiral Administration, AIS, Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital, 21st Century Oncology, Health Diagnostics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cerner, BritCay, Jackson Memorial International, University of California-San Diego Health System, Simplifi, LIME, Sunshine Suites, Cayman Airways and the Caymanian Compass.
The conference is free for delegates to attend and open to the public. Registration is now open online www.healthcareconference.ky