Tag: Lizzette Yearwood

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

Lawyers hired to collect HSA debts

| 12/10/2017 | 74 Comments
(CNS): As the hospital continues to battle with outstanding debt, officials told the Public Accounts Committee this week that a firm of local attorneys has been hired, following a request for proposals, to go after the outstanding cash, which may see people who haven’t paid their medical bills [...]

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MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

MLA takes aim at hospital’s management

| 10/10/2017 | 68 Comments
(CNS): The representative for Bodden Town West made it clear he was far from impressed by the answers given to the Public Accounts Committee Tuesday by Health Services Authority bosses. Chris Saunders, who is an accountant, said the numbers in the hospital accounts simply did not add up and he had s [...]

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Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

Cayman relief teams in BOTs braving Maria

| 19/09/2017 | 4 Comments
(CNS): RCIPS officers in the British Virgin Islands and medical and emergency personnel in Anguilla, deployed to assist those islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, are remaining to face the onslaught of Hurricane Maria, which is expected to pass over the Virgin Islands as a category 5 tomorrow [...]

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Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

Medical professionals from Cayman assist Anguilla

| 13/09/2017 | 9 Comments
(CNS): The group of professionals who went to Anguilla Tuesday to offer humanitarian relief included nine medical volunteers from the Health Services Authority (HSA) and three nurses from Health City Cayman Islands, who went to provide medical care and support to the island’s main medical facility [...]

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Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

Irma will not disrupt supplies to Cayman

| 08/09/2017 | 26 Comments
(CNS): If deadly superstorm Irma continues on its projected track, it will pass as a category 4 hurricane directly over South Florida and could cause severe damage to Miami, which is the main hub for goods heading to the Cayman Islands. However, residents here do not have to worry about shortages of [...]

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Hospital relying on charity for key equipment

Hospital relying on charity for key equipment

| 27/01/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands hospital has resumed EEG tests after a local family raised the necessary cash donation by running marathons. But CNS understands the hospital is still short of much-needed equipment. In particular, the Cayman Islands Cancer Society and the Breast Cancer Foundation are curre [...]

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Hospital creating bills on time, says CEO

Hospital creating bills on time, says CEO

| 12/09/2016 | 8 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority have said that the hospital is getting on top of the delays in invoicing. CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the HSA was addressing past problems, where some invoices did not reach the insurances companies on time and bills were sent to patients years afte [...]

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HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

HSA to clean up $90M bad debt trouble

| 08/09/2016 | 30 Comments
(CNS): The local hospital will be focusing on resolving its more than $90 million old and bad debt problems over the coming year by trying to collect around $10 million of its oldest debt, writing off what can’t ever be recovered, focusing on reducing the recent debt and stopping it from mounting [...]

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HSA helping patients with medication costs

HSA helping patients with medication costs

| 26/04/2016 | 3 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority is now providing immediate onsite support to patients who are struggling to pay for medications, which the pharmacy no longer releases without cash up front. Following changes at the hospital to try and improve collections, the authority received significant crit [...]

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Hospital to charge upfront for medicine

Hospital to charge upfront for medicine

| 19/11/2015 | 64 Comments
(CNS): Starting in the New Year, the George Town hospital pharmacy will be demanding payment upfront for all prescriptions before patients can get their medicines. Hospital officials said that this was part of the Health Service Authority’s efforts to improve collection and address bad debt but it [...]

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Hospital sends out call to med students

Hospital sends out call to med students

| 26/06/2015 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Officials from the Health Services Authority are asking Caymanian students abroad who are training to be doctors to get in touch with the Cayman Islands Hospital to secure a place with the HSA to practice medicine when they return. Making the connection with soon-to-be Caymanian doctors as e [...]

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