Bermuda Hospitals Board (BHB) announced today that Johns Hopkins Medicine International has been selected as the preferred bidder for a Clinical Affiliate Agreement (CAA).
The CAA aims to partner BHB with a high quality health provider to help improve services and support education. Six US health care organizations responded to a Request for Proposal, and Johns Hopkins was chosen after a thorough selection process.
A spokeswoman said: “BHB will now enter into more detailed negotiations to agree on a work plan and finalise financial terms.
“The agreement does not impact which hospitals BHB patients are referred to, but does seek support in key areas of quality and education.”
The areas of collaboration include:
- Educational opportunities, including BHB placements for undergraduate medical students and nurses and support of BHB’s Clinical Medical Education programme
- Access to established and validated policies and guidelines to allow for greater standardization of clinical pathways within BHB
- Access to benchmarking data and shared best practice
- Assistance with clinical programmes and peer review
- Visiting subject matter experts
Venetta Symonds, CEO of BHB, said: “We are excited to be entering into discussions with Johns Hopkins to discuss how they can support us to achieve BHB’s vision of ‘Exceptional Care. Strong Partnerships. Healthy Community’.
“This agreement will support our staff with education and training, and provide BHB with access to the experience and knowledge of a large academic hospital.
“Johns Hopkins Medicine International gave an excellent proposal and we look forward to sharing further details when the agreement is signed, which we expect to be in early fall.”
Pamela Paulk, Presidet of Johns Hopkins Medicine International added: “We are very pleased to be the preferred bidder for this effort and look forward to supporting the Bermuda Hospitals Board in achieving their vision for Bermuda.
“Johns Hopkins Medicine has a long-standing relationship with Bermuda and its citizens that spans more than two decades. This agreement affords us a unique opportunity to expand our efforts on island as well as furthering our mission to improve the health of the community and the world.”