Did You Know?
Did you know that Bermuda HealthCare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic are committed to community support?
Giving back to our community and providing the support for education and athletic endeavors is part of our mission. That’s why we have supported Pembroke Hamilton Club and their youth programme, as well as providing The Brown Family Health Scholarship to a Bermudian Undergraduate or Post Graduate student pursuing studies in Health Sciences, Dentistry, Nursing and Medicine at Howard University. These are just part of our Community Support Initiative; giving back to our community, supporting our youth and promoting athletic achievement.
Safe Hands Award Winner for 2022.
Somerset Cup Match player Dominic Sabir was named the winner of the 2022 Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds Safe Hands Award.
A spokesperson said, “At a presentation held this morning at the offices of Bermuda HealthCare Services, Somerset Cup Match Reserve Player Dominic Sabir was named the 2022 recipient of the Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds Safe Hands Award.
“The award is sponsored by BHCS and given to the player who makes the most spectacular catch. Mr. Dennis Wainwright, former St. George’s wicketkeeper, and his committee choose the winner on behalf of BHCS.
“Chris Sabir gratefully accepted the award from BHCS Medical Director Dr. Mahesh Reddy on behalf of his son Dominic who is currently travelling.
“As the Calvin ‘Bummy’ Symonds Safe Hands Award winner Dominic Sabir receives a trophy and a $1000.00 cheque courtesy of sponsor Bermuda HealthCare Services.”
Bermuda HealthCare Services Announce 2022 Elite Athlete Awardee
Track & Field Superstar Dage Minors Excels as an Athlete and Educator
On July 4th, 2022, Bermuda HealthCare Services announced Dage Minors as the winner of the BHCS Elite Athlete. BHCS Medical Director Dr. Mahesh Reddy presented the middle-distance runner with a $5,000 cheque this afternoon.
An Olympic competitor, Dage has had a phenomenal year on the track and will compete at the Commonwealth Games in England from July 28-August 9th. He placed 3rd at the USATF Bermuda Games in April, and in May, he raced to victory in the men’s 800 meters during the Battle Road Track Club Meet in Massachusetts. Also, in May, Dage competed in the Battle Road Track Club’s Twilight Series Meet 1 at Bentley University in Massachusetts, crossing the line 3rd in the 800 metres.
The elite athlete is a 6x NCAA All-American and Indoor 1000-meter National Record Holder. Minors has represented Bermuda at CAC Games, NACAC Championships, and the Pan American Games.
Dr. Ewart Brown, BHCS Executive Chairman, stated, “We at Bermuda HealthCare Services are delighted to present our Elite Athlete Award to Dage Minors. We have followed him over the years and believe his best results are yet to come.”
Mr. Minors has a BSc in Sports and Recreation Management and an MBA in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University. He holds the record as the most decorated athlete in the program’s history.
Dage Minors was an assistant coach with the Franklin Pierce University cross country and track and field programs until 2020. The 26-year-old is now a para-educator at Sandy’s Secondary Middle School.
Dr. Brown concluded, “In these days of self-destruction by young Black men, it is refreshing to see a young man like Dage Minors working to strengthen his mind and body.”
BHCS Provides Real-World Experience for Warwick Academy Student
Teizh Hall Aspires to a Career in the Medical Field
On June 16-17, 2022, Bermuda HealthCare Services welcomed Warwick Academy student Teizh Hall as part of her school’s student Work Experience Program. The aim is for the student to gain insight into the expectations of the world of work, enabling the development of social skills while broadening their career plans.
Teizh, who is interested in a career in nursing, had a productive two days during which she learned what it’s like to work in an outpatient clinical setting. During Teizh’s time with Bermuda Healthcare Services, she shadowed BHCS’s Registered Nurses, Mariane Umali and Jamie Leoncio.
The Year 10 student observed how to take blood pressure, triage patients, and communicate effectively. Teizh also witnessed an EKG being performed, observed patients getting bloodwork, and watched the scheduling of patients and follow-ups concerning results. Additionally, she observed patient calls regarding their prescriptions and patient-related messages.
Throughout the two days, Teizh showed initiative and expressed a high level of interest. A BHCS Medical Director, Dr. Mahesh Reddy, commented,” Bermuda Healthcare Services was delighted to assist Teizh with placement for her work experience. It was a pleasure to have Teizh, and our team wishes her all the best with her future career endeavours.”
Bermuda HealthCare “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K Race
Bermuda HealthCare Services congratulates Sean Trott and Gayle Lindsay, winners of the 1st Place Male and 1st Place Female categories at the Bermuda HealthCare “Sir” Stanley Burgess 5K Race held on Sunday, May 1, 2022.
BHCS entered a three-year sponsorship agreement with Swans Running Club starting with the upcoming race on Sunday, May 1st. This year’s race features $5,000 in prize money to be shared between the first-place male and first-place female adult runners’ courtesy of the title sponsor, BHCS, donated $2,500 to each winner.
Photo Caption: (Left) Sean Trott – 1st Place Male, (Centre) Dr Mahesh Reddy, Medical Director, BHCS (Right) Gayle Lindsay – 1st Place Female
Caribbean Grand Prix “Pro Qualifier”
Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic were proud sponsors of this prestigious event that took place on Saturday March 26th, 2022, at Cedarbridge Academy. This event is one that promotes health and fitness awareness to our community. As Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic have a history of community involvement and support it was a pleasure to have been able to sponsor this event.
Photo Caption: R.N, Jamie Leoncio was on hand at the event providing free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar readings to those interested.
Mr. Calvin “Bummy” Symonds on his 90th Birthday Celebration
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Bermuda Healthcare Services and Brown-Darrell Clinic have sponsored PHC football since 2009.We are proud of our relationship with PHC because of their consistent dedication toyouth development – the cornerstone of community growth and success.We believe that the business sector in Bermuda should give serious consideration to tripling its support of local sports.
Safe Hands Award Winner
Since 2010 our clinics have sponsored this coveted Annual Cup Match Award, presented in honor of Calvin “Bummy” Symonds, legendary St. George’s Cup Match captain and presented by Dennis Wainwright, arguably Bermuda’s best-ever wicketkeeper. The award goes to the Cup Match player who, while demonstrating excellent sportsmanship, takes the best catch during the Classic. The winner receives $1000 cash and a travel voucher for two.
Photo Caption: Dr. Mahesh Reddy, BHCS Medical Director, presents the Safe Hands award to St. George’s star and repeat winner, Allan Douglas.