NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Former Chief Medical Officer Dr Glen Beneby has been appointed as FirstCare Medical Plan’s consultant medical advisor effective July 20, 2021.
As consultant medical advisor, Beneby will chart the course for the company’s community healthcare initiatives and assist with regional expansion plans.
“We are honored to have Dr Beneby join our team, especially during this time where our brand is rapidly expanding both locally and internationally,” shared Corinna Neely, FirstCare Medical Plan president. “Dr Beneby’s broad and practical experience, as well as in-depth expertise in community health initiatives, is an asset to our organization. He is highly respected in his field, and we look forward to working with him in meeting our corporate strategic goals.”
Beneby brings to FirstCare more than 43 years of experience in the local and international medical industry. During his career, he has held many positions instrumental to the development of The Bahamas’ medical sector, including chief medical officer; director of Princess Margaret Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit; Bahamas representative on the National Institute of Health (NIH) Washington 1995 to 2015; pioneer of National Health Insurance (NHI), which was launched from his office during his tenure as chief medical officer in 2014; medical advisor of the Public Hospitals Authority; chairman of the National Blood Bank Program; and founding member of the University of the West Indies Clinical Training Programme for medical students in The Bahamas, amongst others.
On his appointment, Beneby commented: “FirstCare is a pioneering company in primary healthcare in The Bahamas, and it’s an honor to join the team and help amplify their growth for the benefit of the community.”
Since 2006, FirstCare Medical Plan has been helping locals to live well affordably, providing its nearly 10,000 members with access to free private doctor visits and discounts at specialists, dentists, labs and pharmacies.
The growing health and wellness brand recently expanded, partnering with more than 40 local and international lifestyle brands to offer its members exclusive discounts on travel, beauty and wellness, food and beverage, retail and shopping, professional services and more.
For more information on FirstCare, visit https://firstcaremedicalplan.com.