American University of Beirut, CMC join hands
Beirut, July 7, 2009
The American University of Beirut (AUB) Medical Center and Clemenceau Medical Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins International (CMC) have announced the signing of a key co-operation agreement.
The co-operation will focus on several aspects, both clinical and academic, that will help AUB Medical Centre and CMC enhance their delivery of the highest quality care possible.
The two institutions will team up on several levels, including the creation of centers of excellence, developing quality standards in healthcare, and collaborating on medical and educational activities.
“Excellence and relentless commitment for high quality patient care are deeply instilled in the institutional cultures of both AUB and CMC, and this is personified in the physicians, nurses and staff,” said Dr Mounes Kalaawi, chief executive officer of CMC.
'With this collaboration, the two institutions will enhance the work for their strategic plan to be at the forefront of medicine and deliver the highest quality of health care.'
By signing the agreement, CMC aims to enhance its role as a leading institution for academically-driven innovations in clinical service, medical education and research, said Maher Abughazaleh, CMC chairman.
'We are very proud to continue our commitment and deliver our promises to lead and improve the quality of health care in Lebanon and the region,' he remarked.
Dr. Mohamed Sayegh, the new VP for Medical Affairs and dean of the Faculty of Medicine and AUB Medical Center said, 'Today is a historic day that sets the stage for future collaboration between us and academic institutions in Lebanon and the region.'
AUB president Peter Dorman said the deal is consistent with the aspirations of both institutions to achieve the very best in patient care in Lebanon and the region and to develop synergies among physicians and staff that will promote the advancement of medical knowledge through research, and to provide the best in medical training for students and residents.-TradeArabia News Service
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