Health care project progressing


An American real estate developer has landed a deal to construct the new $200 million medical complex that will replace the St. Joseph Hospital.

Winners Development LLC announced today that it was partnering with American World Clinics “to jointly develop an international centre in the nation of Barbados, featuring a “surgical specialty hospital”.

News of this came as officials of both companies prepared to visit Barbados next month to meet with Government and other officials to accelerate plans for the new health care venture.

“The $100 million project will be located on a 21.5 acre site in St. Peter, Barbados and represents AWC’s first site in a global development programme for the export of American medicine to the international community,” Winners said. “The centerpiece of the project, a surgical specialty hospital will consist of 12 operating rooms to serve both international medical travelers and local patients in the Caribbean region.

“It will feature 60 inpatient beds, ICU capabilities, 12 operating rooms, an interventional lab, and state of the art facilities for diagnostics and therapeutics. Multidisciplinary clinic space, including dental and concierge medicine, will be located adjacent to the hospital,” the company added.

In the collaboration Winners will manage project funding, construction and campus development while AWC will provide operational expertise, staffing and marketing for the St. Peter operation.

Winners CEO and President Lee Ploszaj said his team “will be joining the American World Clinics team in Barbados from September 23 to 27 to meet with business and government leaders and move developmental and planning aspects of the project forward”.

“We believe AWC has developed a unique business model predicated on best clinical practices and the highest levels of service, and we’re extremely excited to be a part of this project,” he said.

AWC’s Chairman and CEO Dr. Paul Angelchik said his organisation welcomed Winners’ expertise on the Barbados project. “With their development leadership and a shared vision of excellence, they are a perfect fit to help us set new standards in global health care services delivery,” he said.

Winners officials said the company “has created and collaborated on hospital and health care projects throughout the US and views their relationship with AWC as an opportunity to expand their footprint in the growing global health market”. (SC)

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