CTMH Doctors Hospital bands together with other local healthcare
facilities to donate towards the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts.
Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas on the 1st of September as a
Category 5 Hurricane, one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record to hit
land, packing top sustained winds of 185 mph. Officials have erected large
tents in Nassau to house those made homeless by Dorian. They took action with
tent cities on the Abaco islands to shelter up to 4,000 people. Here in Cayman,
those that remember Hurricane Ivan can relate to the terrors of such an
On Monday September 9th, The Cayman Islands Premier Hon.
Alden McLaughlin travelled on a Cayman Airways flight to The Bahamas. The
flight carried medical supplies donated by three local hospitals, HSA, CTMH
Doctors Hospital and Health City. The donations from CTMH Doctors Hospital
included 1,078 pounds of medication and medical supplies valued at about
$50,000 (KYD). The medical caches, which contain everything from first-aid
suppliers to vital medications for chronic diseases and allergic reactions,
were developed with experts to save lives. “It is so great to stand united with
our healthcare system and provide relief to our fellow islanders,” says Dr.
Patrick Auman – Hospital Administrator.
Over 75,000 people have been affected and an estimated 15,000 people are
in need of humanitarian aid. Response efforts have been complicated by the lack
of essential infrastructure and telecommunications. The loss of power is
ongoing but slowly being restored with cellular connectivity and Emergency
Operation Centers across both islands.
Immediate needs including medical treatment, healthcare supplies, food,
security, water and evacuation continue to be top priorities for the Bahamian
government and response agencies. Dorians death toll currently stands at 50,
but over 1,000 people are still missing.
At CTMH Doctors Hospital, our hearts are with the families and friends in the Bahamas. Best wishes to the people of Abaco Islands and Grand Bahamas. It is times like these that we can show our true nature by helping provide charity to those in need and raise the quality of life in our Caribbean waters.
October 6th, 2018 marked the 11th Cayman Island Breast Cancer Foundation Annual Gala Dinner. This major annual fundraiser for BCF is paramount to maintaining the reserves required to provide not only financial assistance to all those individuals/ organizations desperately needing that assistance but also to fund Wellness Programs and so much more. CTMH Doctors Hospital once again strongly supports BCF and engaged as a main sponsor for the event. It was a night to remember as Breast Cancer survivor Shannen Doherty – An accomplished actress with an extensive list of credentials sparked a widespread conversation to inspire others fighting cancer. The fundraiser raised over $300,000 in live and silent auctions all to support those in need. The charitable donations, loving support, and wholehearted commitment to the Cayman Islands Breast Cancer Foundation made it an unforgettable evening.
CTMH | Doctors Hospital is a proud sponsor of the CIBC First Caribbean Walk for the Cure 2018
CTMH | Doctors Hospital Staff participate in the CIBC First Caribbean Walk for the Cure 2018. (L-R) Dr. Ramon Lacanilao , Nadine Tomlinson-Brown, Dr. Renisha David, Gayle Sarreal, Serena Litteral , Margaret Morash, Alba Carter, and Jennifer Williams.
On Sunday, June 10th 2018, CTMH Doctors Hospital proudly presented their first 10K ‘Health is Wealth’ Walkathon in promotion of healthy living and a healthier lifestyle for the people of the Cayman Islands.
Protecting your bone health is easier than you think. Understand how diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors can affect your bone mass.
Bones play many roles in the body — providing structure, protecting organs, anchoring muscles and storing calcium. While it’s important to build strong and healthy bones during childhood and adolescence, you can take steps during adulthood to protect bone health, too.
If the hand be held between the discharge-tube and the screen, the darker shadow of the bones is seen within the slightly dark shadow-image of the hand itself… For brevity’s sake I shall use the expression ‘rays’; and to distinguish them from others of this name I shall call them ‘X-rays’. – Wilhelm Röntgen
In 1895 there was an incredible discovery made, one that would utterly change the way we looked at the human body, both literally and figuratively. On the back of this discovery, a million new technologies would be developed in the areas of medicine, security, and much more. The man who discovered all this? Wilhelm Röntgen, and as a result, he may just be one of the most important men in medical history. X-Ray Day celebrates his discovery and everything that’s come from it.
Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and fragile, so that they break easily – even as a result of a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability.