Government of Guyana Announces National Healthcare Initiative in Collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System and Hess Corporation

His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali today announced a national healthcare initiative in collaboration with the Mount Sinai Health System, an internationally recognized healthcare provider, and Hess Corporation to improve the quality of and access to healthcare for the people of Guyana.


Working with the Government of Guyana, the Mount Sinai team will advise and help develop
high quality primary care, specialized services in cardiology and oncology, and significant
improvements at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. This work will be funded jointly
by Hess Corporation and the Government of Guyana.

The President was joined today by Dr Jeremy Boal, Chief Clinical Officer of the Mount Sinai
Health System, and John Hess, CEO of Hess Corporation, for a signing ceremony to establish
the multi-year national healthcare initiative.


“I am pleased that we are advancing on another branch of our transformative agenda. The
Government’s commitment to providing world-class healthcare is one step closer with this
partnership. Building this health infrastructure requires a holistic approach aimed at a human,
systemic, institutional, infrastructural, technological, and cultural shift in achieving the goal of
world-class healthcare. I therefore welcome the investment and the commitment of Hess
Corporation and Mount Sinai, and their collaboration with our Government and the National
healthcare system, which includes private healthcare in the achievement of our set goal,” His
Excellency President Irfaan Ali said.

CEO John Hess said: “Access to affordable and high quality healthcare is central to the country’s
vision for long term, shared prosperity for the people of Guyana. We are proud to be part of the
strategic partnership with the Government of Guyana and the Mount Sinai Health System to
bring a brighter and healthier future for every Guyanese citizen now and for generations to
come.”

“We are honoured to work closely with the country of Guyana and Hess Corporation to advance
healthcare services for the people of Guyana,” said Dr Boal. “Our team of experts in oncology,
cardiovascular medicine, endocrinology, primary and preventative care, and operations will help
develop high-quality services for the Guyanese people in partnership with Dr Irfaan Ali and key
health and governmental stakeholders. We are committed to working with healthcare leaders in
Guyana to develop a healthcare system that ensures the highest possible level of health and
well-being for the people of this country.”

A 40+ member project team of leading healthcare experts from the Mount Sinai Health System,
including Mount Sinai International and the Arnhold Institute of Global Health, arms of Mount
Sinai dedicated to advancing the institution’s mission of delivering innovative, high-quality
healthcare around the globe, will begin work this summer on implementation in partnership with
the Government.

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the
exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. The company is recognized as an
industry leader in environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure. More
information on Hess Corporation is available at www.hess.com.


The Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New
York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400
outpatient practices, over 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and
graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the
most complex healthcare challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific
learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next
generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering
high-quality care to all who need it.


Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive
healthcare solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as
artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at
the center of all treatment.


Media contacts:

Hess Corporation Office of the President Mount Sinai Health System
Lorrie Hecker Cooperative Republic of Guyana Press Office
212-536-8250 (+592) 225 1330 212-241-9200
lhecker@hess.com opguyana@gmail.com NewsMedia@mssm.edu

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