ETHAN VINCENT
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The Romney Code

LESS THAN 20% OF THE POPULATION CAN AFFORD HEART SURGERY. FOR 80% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, IF THEY EVER REQUIRE A HEART OPERATION, THEY’RE GOING TO DIE. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. HEALTHCARE HAS TO BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ON THIS PLANET WITH DIGNITY.
— Dr. Devi Shetty, Founder, Narayana Health System

In the spring of 2014, Dr. Devi Shetty of Bangalore, India, in collaboration with business and government leadership of the Cayman Islands, opened the doors to a state-of-the-art hospital on the East End of Grand Cayman Island. This facility, known as Health City Cayman Islands, offers cardiothoracic surgery and other procedures, common to an aging population, at a fraction of the US cost, with better outcomes and higher patient safety. The initial target patient population is the Caribbean and bordering countries. By the spring of 2015, Health City Cayman Islands will actively market its services to US patients, employers, insurers, and the US government. How does a geographically isolated country with a population of 50,000, with no direct taxation, manage to provide affordable, accessible, high quality, and innovative healthcare? Can the Cayman Islands model be replicated in similarly sized communities in the US? The answer is yes, and traditional care delivery systems in the US will either feel inspired — or threatened– by this documentary.

CREDITS:
A Film By: Ethan Vincent & Nathaniel Hansen
Concept by: Paul Horstmeier, Dale Sanders
Executive Producer: Paul Horstmeier
Produced by: Chris Keller & Nathaniel Hansen
Cinematography by: Ethan Vincent & Nathaniel Hansen
Screen Writer & Story Producer: Chris Moore
Titles and Graphics: Beth Pena
Sound Design and Audio Mix: Billy Wirasnik
Music by: Jerome Alexander, Sam Cardon, One Hundred Years, Tony Anderson
Featuring: Dr. Devi Shetty, Viren Shetty, Dr. A. Raguvanshi, Sumanta Ray, Gene Thompson, Dr. Chandy Abraham, Lizzette Yearwood, Hon. Osbourne Bodden, Dale Sanders
Aerial Footage: Adam Cockerill, AirVu, Jim Blumenthal
Special Thanks: DK Venkatesh, Aliya Dunstan, Anil Kumar, Angella Berry, Health Catalyst

Total running time: 29 min.
Premiered: September 2014