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Corniche Hospital names new COO

Abu Dhabi, June 21, 2011

Abu Dhabi-based Corniche Hospital has appointed Bassam Sayad to be its new chief operating officer.

Sayad has more than 20 years of health care leadership experience, including service as managing director of Mena activities at Johns Hopkins Medicine International in Baltimore, US.

“We are honored to have Sayad as part of our team. During his previous role in Johns Hopkins Medicine International in Baltimore, he demonstrated sound and consistent leadership, a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills,” said Ron Lavater, chief executive officer of Corniche Hospital.

“His experience in policy and program development will be especially valuable to our Women’s Health Center and supporting service operations. We are privileged to have him as part of our team on the ground in Abu Dhabi and look forward to strengthening our relationship with Johns Hopkins through this appointment.”

The 235-bed Corniche Hospital, located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, UAE, is a Joint Commission International-accredited health care facility, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International.

“Bassam has been part of the Johns Hopkins team for nearly two decades,” said Steven Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. “In his new position, Bassam will contribute to the knowledge-sharing process between Baltimore and Abu Dhabi and to raising the standards of health care in the UAE and the region.”

Sayad has a bachelor of science in clinical laboratory science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a masters in business administration from Loyola University of Maryland. – TradeArabia News Service




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