The privately owned Chrissie Tomlinson Memorial Hospital was officially renamed CTMH | Doctors Hospital at a ceremony on Saturday, which was followed by a Family Fun Day.
Dr. Yaron Rado, chairman of the hospital’s board, unveiled the new blue logo and name during the ceremony. The hospital, previously named after the former owner Dr. Steve Tomlinson’s late mother, opened in 2000 as an 18-bed facility. Dr. Tomlinson sold the hospital last May to a consortium of investors that included doctors working at the hospital.
As well as rebranding, other changes at the hospital include reopening its maternity ward, which had closed in December 2013.
Dr. Rado said in his speech that the hospital owners had completed the first milestones in their business plan and were carrying out investment in advanced medical equipment.
“Our dedicated nurses have all undergone ACLS certification in the last year – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – [which includes] urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical emergencies,” he said.
“All our wonderful staff is trained according to the requirements and licensed on the Medical and Dental Council’s Principal List. They are licensed in many First World countries and are using critical thinking and decision-making strategies.”
He pointed out that the hospital had refreshed or established contacts with several universities, including the University of Bern in Switzerland, the University of Toronto in Canada, the University of Tuebingen in Germany and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, as well as agreeing to a memorandum of understanding with the University of Miami.
He said CTMH | Doctors Hospital is also working on building a closer relationship with the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority, which runs the public health system and the Cayman Islands Hospital.