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BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

BHB Quit Smart Smoking Cessation Programme

Cigarette smoking is a preventable obstacle to good health, and when you quit smoking, you significantly reduce your risks of developing a myriad of illnesses, including lung and heart disease. As part of recognizing World Asthma Week, the Bermuda Hospitals Board is reminding the public they offer a programme to help those who want to quit the habit.... Read more of this article

Dr Keith Chiappa Appointed BHB Chief Of Staff

Dr Keith Chiappa Appointed BHB Chief Of Staff

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [April 27] announced the appointment of Dr Keith Chiappa as Chief of Staff while recruitment for a permanent appointment is completed. He takes over from Dr Michael Weitekamp, who stepping down from the Chief of Staff role after completing his three year contract. Dr. Chiappa will maintain his Consultant Neurologist duties. The... Read more of this article

Traffic Diversion On KEMH Site On Saturday

Traffic Diversion On KEMH Site On Saturday

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] has advised that on Saturday [April 23] there will be no throughway for vehicular traffic at the King Edward Memorial Hospital site. “Persons needing to attend the Acute Care Wing should enter on Point Finger Road and use parking accessed from that side,” a spokesperson said. “While persons needing to... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Celebrate Organ Donation Week

Bermuda To Celebrate Organ Donation Week

Focusing Bermuda’s attention on organ donation is the goal of the Bermuda Organ Donor Association and Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] in celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Week, which will run from April 25 to April 29. A spokesperson said, “‘Have the Conversation’ is the theme this year and it refers to the need for those who want... Read more of this article

Lahey Visiting Specialist Program To Relocate

Lahey Visiting Specialist Program To Relocate

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has announced that on March 31, its Lahey’s Visiting Specialist Program will relocate to Bermuda Hospitals Board’s D.R.E.A.M Centre, based at the Mid-Atlantic Wellness lnstitute. Nine highly trained and board certified Lahey physicians in the areas of endocrinology, rheumatology, allergy, neurology, pulmonology,... Read more of this article

BHB Announces Senior Physician Appointments

BHB Announces Senior Physician Appointments

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [March 1] announced a number of senior physician appointments. Dr Michael Ashton [pictured] has been appointed to the position of Chief of Medicine, reporting to the Chief of Staff.  BHB’s previous Chief of Medicine, Dr Keith Chiappa, is stepping down from the position and will continue at BHB as a Neurologist. The Chief... Read more of this article

BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

BHB Updates On Genito-Urinary Cancer Care

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] today [Feb 10] announced that the care of genito-urinary cancer patients will now come under its oncologists, Dr Sein Aung, Director of Oncology at BHB, and Dr Christopher Fosker. A spokesperson said, “Since 2009, Dr Mary-Ellen Taplin from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has visited Bermuda for a genito-urinary... Read more of this article

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

BHB Advisory: Zika Virus & Blood Donation

With the Zika Virus recently classified as a ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern,’ the Bermuda Hospitals Board Blood is requesting anyone who donated blood after travelling anywhere in Mexico, Central or South America, the Caribbean or elsewhere in the tropics in the previous 28 days and who has developed two or more of the... Read more of this article

Kiwanis Donate $21,000 To KEMH Baby Unit

Kiwanis Donate $21,000 To KEMH Baby Unit

The Kiwanis Club of Bermuda has donated $21,000 towards a new incubator that will be used in the Special Care Baby Unit in the Maternity Department of the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. Christine Virgil, Clinical Director of Maternal Child, comments: “We are very grateful for this very kind donation. Such donations make a big difference on the... Read more of this article

Buildings On KEMH Campus To Be Demolished

Buildings On KEMH Campus To Be Demolished

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] will be demolishing two buildings at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital this year saying “both have been unoccupied and are in poor physical condition.” BHB said, “The Queen Elizabeth Nurses Residence [QENR] on Berry Hill Road and the section of the building that housed the Continuing Care Units [CCU] are... Read more of this article

Hospitals Board Release Six Month Financials

Hospitals Board Release Six Month Financials

The Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Jan 4] released information about its performance for the fiscal year to date, including six month unaudited financial details. “BHB employees are working hard to maintain high quality care in very challenging times,” BHB Chairman Peter Everson said. “Cost savings activities over the last few years have enabled... Read more of this article

Refinancing To Reduce BHB’s Service Payments

Refinancing To Reduce BHB’s Service Payments

Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] and Paget Health Services [PHS]  announced that a refinancing of the Acute Care Wing Public Private Partnership Project’s senior debt has taken place, which will see BHB’s annual service payments reduced by $527,250 per year for the rest of the contract term of 29 years.BHB CEO, Venetta Symonds, comments: “PHS’s... Read more of this article

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