The SYNERGY network at White and Yellow Cross on St. Maarten

27 maart 2018

On the 16th of March 2018 MHC attended a one day meeting regarding the launched of the SYNERGY network at White and Yellow Cross on St. Maarten. The opening speech was given by Emil Lee, Minister of Labor, Health and Social Development of Sint Maarten. The main purpose of the day was to exchange experiences and start creating actual activities within the network. Each organization presented their strengths and challenges. MHC was represented by Jacco Vaders, island manager Saba & Sint Eustatius.

SYNERGY is the emergent leadership network of healthcare institutions in the Caribbean. For the partners of the network Person Centered Healthcare is the core of the experience the patients or residents have. The purpose of SYNERGY is to learn from other partners in the network in order to improve the quality of life of the people that are served and of those who work within the organization. The target group of the network, the leaders, can be Board members, directors, management team members, quality managers.

The following organisations partner in SYNERGY:

White and Yellow Cross Sint Maarten (president), Sint Maarten Medical Center, the Saba Healthcare Foundation and the Benevolent Foundation Saba, Care4You, Sint Eustatius Health Care Foundation, Sint Eustatius Auxiliary Home, Mental Health Foundation St. Maarten, Mental Health Caribbean .

The day was very successful and was supervised by Van Kemenade ACT, who also acted as secretary of the SYNERGY network. The participants were motivated to come next time. The idea is to organize a second meeting on Sint Eustatius, proposed date 5 November 2018 and a third on Saba 5th of March 2019. In between the members keep in contact for bi- or trilateral projects and on this website: