Caribbean Healthcare Project Expands

That last several weeks has brought us some great, new opportunities to help develop the healthcare system in the Caribbean.

As those who read me regularly know, I’m a co-founder of a new medical school on St. Kitts and as part of our agreement with the government of St. Kitts and Nevis, we will be developing healthcare services in the Eastern Caribbean — starting on St. Kitts.  Our agreement with government to provide hemodialysis has been approved by the minister of health and is awaiting Cabinet approval.

In the meantime we are working hard to develop a new outpatient surgical center and cardiac cath lab on the island.  DOCTORS — I’m looking for surgeons and cardiologists who would be interested in working part or full time on the beach.  No Medicare.  No managed care.  Just patients and healthcare – what a concept.  See the St Kitts Project tab and then click on the link for physicians.

Four weeks ago I was in Las Vegas for Freedom Fest and met The Real Estate Guys.  My previous post has a link to the radio program we recorded.  They have a project on Ambergris Cay in Belize and need healthcare services for the expat owners of the real estate.  So on September 22, I leave for Belize and expect to meet with senior government and healthcare leaders.

Then last week I received a call from a doctor on Grand Cayman who I met a year or so ago.  He is looking for a partner to develop a surgery center and believes that a cardiac cath lab would do very well on the island — which I agree.  The Cayman Island per capita income rivals the USA, yet there is no cardiac cath lab on Grand Cayman.

Over the next month we hope to make great progress on all three fronts.  I’m also starting to talk with senior healthcare operating executives who have substantial surgery center experience.

We are also in talks with a couple of groups interested in funding the first stage of this company.  We are still open on this opportunity.

With a little luck we may be able to start our surgical/cardiac company with three active locations representing a foothold in the Eastern Caribbean and the two primary markets in the Western Caribbean.  Very exciting.