American Hospital Management Company and Royal St. Kitts Beach Resort Limited have formed a joint venture to construct and operate the new state-of-the-art St. Kitts American University Hospital.
WASHINGTON — American Hospital Management Company proudly announces a new joint venture to build and operate a new surgical hospital centre in St. Kitts, West Indies, whose proposed name is The St. Kitts American University Hospital.
American Hospital Management Company (AHMC) and Royal St. Kitts Beach Resort Limited (RSKBRL) have formed a joint venture to construct and operate the new state-of-the-art St. Kitts American University Hospital. The proposed hospital will also incorporate a Medical School to compliment and work in conjunction with the medical facility. In this regard the Joint Venture is in the process of applying for a license for a Medical School thus turning this facility into a “teaching hospital,” one of the few in the entire Caribbean.
On Friday February 18, 2011, AHMC and RSKBRL signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement at the Marriott Resort for the new 30,000 square foot healthcare facility in St. Kitts, to be located within the St. Kitts Marriott Resort complex. The St. Kitts American University Hospital will be an 18 bed facility and offer the latest in diagnostic equipment, including a CT, MRI and modern cardiac equipment. The new center is scheduled to open in 2013.
“This is an excellent example of how partnerships of experienced entities can take shape and result in a successful venture. This new venture will attract patients seeking a quality medical tourism destination such as St. Kitts while also finding an effective way of increasing access to state of the art diagnostic equipment for the local population,” said the Hon Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We are pleased to join RSKBRL in the future construction and operation of this new hospital. St. Kitts will benefit economically and socially from the new state of the art medical facility, which will offer international quality care and safety standards,” stated Randall D. Arlett, President and Managing Director of AHMC.
“The St Kitts American University Hospital is being developed as part of the overall continuing development of the Marriott St. Kitts Beach Resort complex. This project is the result of an in-depth study on Medical Tourism. Our experience has shown us that St. Kitts has the political, economic, legal, and social environment conducive for a project of this nature and have no doubt, that together with our partners and the people of St. Kitts, we will contribute not only to the economy of St. Kitts, but also to the overall wellness of the local communities,” said Mr. Vic De Zen, Founder of RSKBRL.