WASHINGTON, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) proudly announces the ground breaking of The Cancer Centre of the Eastern Caribbean. The new radiation oncology centre is the vision of the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honorable Baldwin Spencer. The Centre is a joint venture between the AHMC managed Mount St. John's Medical Centre, the government of Antigua and Barbuda, the various governments of the Eastern Caribbean, MEI Healthcare Corporation of Canada, Cancer Partners UK and the Bahamas Cancer Center.
In Antigua and Barbuda there was a ground breaking ceremony for The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean on the campus of Mount St. John's Medical Centre. The cancer facility, in conjunction with Mount St. John's Medical Centre, will provide comprehensive medical, radiation and surgical oncology services.
"In addition, The Cancer Centre Eastern Caribbean will aim at enhancing cancer services at government hospitals within the OECS through the hosting of regular oncology clinics, (developing) cost-effective and safe chemotherapy services, provide oversight and expertise in the various islands and provide major cost savings to partner governments," Prime Minister Spencer said. "This, I believe, is major progress in this field within the OECS."
"We are all very proud of this major accomplishment for Antigua & Barbuda and the greater Eastern Caribbean. It is my pleasure to have worked with the many partners who are involved in this project. Sam Aymer, Chairman of the Board of MSJMC, Cotrille George, Rhonda Sealy-Thomas MD, Elnora Warner RN, Geophry Joseph, and Martin Comacho from the Board of Directors of MSJMC who all worked very hard to achieve this. The new centre will continue the excellence in patient-centered care that has been driven by Victor Jackson and the other AHMC team members and all of the staff at MSJMC," stated Randall D. Arlett, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Hospital Management Company.
"MSJMC welcomes the addition of the TCCEC in meeting the health care needs of patients seeking high quality effective treatment for cancer. Housed on the campus of MSJMC, we are confident that patients locally and throughout the region will experience service in keeping with our goal of establishing a centre of excellence. We congratulate and welcome our co-laborers in the battle to save and extend the quality of life for all patients who entrust us with their care," said Victor Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Mount Saint John's Medical Center.
American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) is a Washington, DC, USA based diversified international healthcare system whose focus is on the administration, management, and development of international hospitals and healthcare systems. AHMC currently operates medical facilities in Antigua & Barbuda, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Libya, Peru, Ghana, Honduras, Panama, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
SOURCE American Hospital Management Company