Tag: hospital


Jamaica’s Health Care Workers Face Mounting Pressure

In Jamaica, pressure is now mounting on health care workers amid a huge surge in COVID-19 cases. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dunstan Bryan has confirmed that all major hospitals are at or significantly above capacity, with COVID-19 cases. Bryan noted in a report that the situation is becoming untenable. The Ministry is now recalling hospital staff who are […]


Jamaica Gets Field Hospital Valued At $105 Million

Jamaica’s capacity to monitor and treat patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been boosted by the donation of a field hospital, valued at approximately $105 million by the United States (US) Government. The 70-bed facility, located on the grounds of the National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew, was officially handed over on Thursday (September 24) by US Ambassador to Jamaica, […]


U.S. Reports First COVID-19 Death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in the state of Washington have reported that three hospitalized patients who have tested presumptive-positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, including one patient who died. According to the CDC two of the patients are from a long-term care facility (LTCF) where one is a health care worker. […]


Adventist Hospital In Jamaica — Site Of A First-In-The-World Surgery

First viscoelastic 4-level cervical disc replacement offers hope to patients worldwide. Seventh-day Adventist-ownedAndrews Memorial Hospital (AMH) in Kingston, Jamaica, was the Center of Excellence site where a patient was the first ever to benefit from a 4-level viscoelastic cervical disc replacement procedure. The surgery, which will usher in a revolutionary new treatment approach in spinal surgery globally, was performed by […]