MSJMC first-ever Emergency Medicine Consultant to head the Emergency Department at the hospital

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Mount St. John’s Medical Centre (MSJMC) recently welcomed Olsheath Bowen M.D. as the first-ever Emergency Medicine Consultant to head the Emergency Department at the hospital.

An Antiguan native, Dr. Bowen is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Jamaica Emergency Medicine Association. She earned her medical degree from the University of Medical Sciences of Havana, Faculty of Las Tunas, Cuba. In 2010 Dr. Bowen joined the MSJMC physician team as a House Officer where she worked in the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Emergency Departments. She continued to further her studies in Emergency Medicine at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Kingston Jamaica, completing her Doctor of Medicine (in Emergency Medicine) degree in 2019 with international experience at the Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Georgia.

‘Being back home and in the Emergency Department providing care is important to me,” said Dr. Bowen. “When you provide emergency care, you have an opportunity to make a real difference in someone’s life – And that I’m doing so in the country where I grew up, for people that I know and love. It makes it that much more meaningful.”

A firm believer in primary healthcare, Dr. Bowen contends that this is of utmost importance to the people of Antigua & Barbuda.

“It’s just breaking glass ceiling one after another,” said Salma Crump, Head of Marketing & Communications at MSJMC. “She’s the first emergency medicine consultant in the Emergency Department which she now heads and she’s a woman in a field dominated by men. We can only hope that all Antiguans and Barbudans are as proud of her as we are. Aside from this, we know that most persons don’t think about emergency care until they need it but we hope the community feels confident in knowing that our hospital continues to raise the bar with the level of expertise being added to many services, which now includes our Emergency Department.”

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  1. Congrats Dr. Bowen…. I am so proud of you since you are a native of this soil and a graduate of Cuba where that country mean so much to me…. I am not certain if you went to the OCS school but atleast i want to believe that you are a bi-product of the school since your dad was a past student there….. Congrats once again & keep up the great works!!!

  2. Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! “The cognitive and structural aspects of a paradigm are incomplete without the functional aspect. There is something more than knowing in the Afrocentric sense; there is also doing. Afrocentricity holds that all definitions are autobiographical.” – Dr. Molefi Asante; Afrocentricity – A Theory Of Social Change!

    Congrats to The Good Doctor! What A Beautiful Biography In Her Prime Of Life!

    We Salute you for a Clear and Unambiguous Declaration of Your Consciousness!

    Clearly You have Demonstrated that You are A True Antigua and Barbuda Champion and An Agent of Progressive Change! Hopefully in this the International Decade for People of African Descent 2015 -2024, All Residents on the Rock will offer their full support to enable You to change Our Condition, the OECS and Our Caribbean Civilization!

    “The revolution and women’s liberation go together. We do not talk of women’s emancipation as an act of charity or out of a surge of human compassion. It is a basic necessity for the revolution to triumph.” – Capitaine Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara!, The UpRight Man, President Burkina Faso, Assassinated 1987!

  3. Im proud to see any ANTIGUAN NATIVE WHO returns HOME TO BE OF ASSISTANCE to their COUNTRY stead of OF STAYING ABROAD

    Most ….with their arrogant self saying “antigua cyant pay me”….

    Congrats young Dr

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