News Release: PAGET, Bermuda – Bermuda HealthCare Services first ‘Docs for Dinner’ in 2024 saw Bermuda Hospitals Board CEO & President Scott Pearman atone for the role the Bermuda Hospitals Board played in discriminatory actions taken against some of the island’s top doctors, including labour advocate Dr. Barbara Ball. The newly installed CEO then walked the in-person audience of 40 attendees through the 2021-2022 strategic plan framework currently in progress.

Speaking at Docs for Dinner on March 14, Mr Pearman’s topic was Building Bridges, Transforming Healthcare. The speech was live streamed on TNN’s Bermuda News As It Happens Facebook page.

During the speech, Mr Pearman told attendees that introducing the hospitalist program in 2008 resulted in disruptions, which displaced primary care physicians as the most responsible physician for in-patient care. He explained that although the change in the program reduced the length of stay, the disruption in relations with primary care physicians confused the patients. He added the program was a failure in execution.

Photo Courtesy Of TNN – Photo from L to R:  Dr Wesley Miller – Chief of Staff, BHB, Dr Mahesh Reddy – Medical Director, BHCS, Mr Scott Pearman – CEO & President, BHB, Dr Ewart Brown – Chairman, BHCS

BHCS Chairman Dr Ewart Brown states: “Scott Pearman has the distinction of being the first non-physician speaker at this event. Docs for Dinner is the ideal gathering to discuss the way forward as the BHB works to improve its lines of communication with local physicians. This will be key as the island moves towards improving the healthcare system that ensures everyone has access to affordable medical care.” Dr Brown added: “We thank Mr Pearman for speaking directly to the doctors in attendance and working toward closing the gap between primary care doctors and the hospital.”

For information on future Docs for Dinner email dfdcommunications@bhcs.bm or contact 236-2810.

About Bermuda HealthCare Services & Brown Darrell Clinic:

Started by Bermuda HealthCare Services & Brown Darrell Clinic in 2008 in affiliation with the world-renowned Lahey Clinic, Docs for Dinner enables doctors to interact with leading medical professionals on the island and abroad to exchange ideas and innovative medical information. The event has proven to be popular as it plays a vital role in the continuing education of Bermuda’s medical fraternity