IN TREATMENT: Constructed and outfitted over a two-year period at a cost of US$15 million, a new cancer treatment facility to benefit patients in Western Jamaica has been opened at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the CHASE Fund, the Vincent HoSang Family Foundation, the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the National Health Fund. A Linear Accelerator machine and a brachytherapy machine are among the facility’s new state-of-the-art equipment to combat the deadly disease. The hospital’s Radiotherapy Department has also been expanded to include a reception area and a control room. A similar cancer treatment centre is to be opened at Kingston’s St. Joseph’s Hospital in 2018.
THE WOMAN FOR THE JOB: As of January 29, 2018, Chorvelle Johnson will occupy the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sagicor Bank Jamaica Ltd, which made the announcement on Monday. With over two decades of service to the sector already under her belt, Johnson has held senior management positions at First Global, Proven Wealth and Proven Fund Managers. “I am very excited to have Chorvelle join our team,” says Sagicor Group President, Chris Zacca. “She is a dynamic, results-oriented leader and is a trailblazer in the financial services industry with an impressive track record of success at the leadership level.”