Saba & Statia have joined the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA)

Saba Cares and the St. Eustatius Health Care Foundation (SEHCF) have both joined the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA) as a member.

Representatives of the Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten hospitals and the Saba and Statia medical centers gathered in Aruba in June 2022 to establish the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA).

The DCHA was officially established in June 2022 with the hospitals of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten. Recently, Saba and St. Eustatius joined as medical centers. Joining the DCHA has many advantages, according to Saba Cares and the SEHCF. They said their organizations become stronger by working together with the DCHA, which in turn enables them to better serve their communities.

As a cooperation organization, the DCHA brings together the hospitals, and by extension, the medical centers on Saba and Statia, to assist each other with the education and training of personnel, and to further improve complex, high-quality medical care. By offering more specialist medical care closer to home in Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten, fewer patients have to be sent abroad to hospitals in for example Colombia and the Netherlands.

Preparations to establish the DCHA started two years before, during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the international borders closed during the pandemic, medical referrals were only possible within the Dutch Caribbean, which reinforced the collaboration between the hospitals on the islands.

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  1. This blog post effectively outlines the establishment and purpose of the Dutch Caribbean Hospital Alliance (DCHA). It clearly details the alliance’s formation, recent expansion, and its potential benefits for the member hospitals and medical centers.
    The post highlights the collaborative nature of the DCHA, emphasizing its role in facilitating education, training, and improved access to complex medical care within the Dutch Caribbean region. This collaborative approach can potentially lead to improved healthcare services and reduced reliance on overseas medical facilities for residents of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

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