Seha takes over Al Ain Hospital management
Abu Dhabi, July 7, 2012
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced that it will assume full management duties of Al Ain Hospital starting from August 31.
Announcing this on Saturday, Seha said it will not seek renewal of its management contract with Vamed and Medical University of Vienna (MUV). The decision comes after careful consideration of its prior strategy of outsourced hospital management.
Seha was established in 2007 as part of Abu Dhabi government’s emirate-wide healthcare reform initiative aiming to provide the people of Abu Dhabi with healthcare services on par with the highest of international standards.
“Our goal is to create a world-class integrated healthcare system At this stage, we are reassessing the system of hospital management that relies on our international partners. Both Vamed and MUV have been steadfast partners of Seha since 2007 and we thank them for their support,” said Carl Stanifer, CEO for Seha Corporate.
“Along with SEHA, they have made remarkable progress in helping Al Ain Hospital and the associated Family Medical Centres achieve healthcare service in line with international standards. Our door will always be open to working with partners like these,” he stated.
“I am confident this transition will occur without any patient services disruptions. Both Vamed and MUV are excellent managers and the hospital is in prime condition. For the patient and the average employee, there will be no change in the daily routine. We intend to make this as smooth as possible for everyone.” he added.
George Jepson, the CEO of Al Ain and a Vamed employee said, “I speak on behalf of Robert Hormann, managing director of Vamed, Prof Christian Herold, the managing director of Medical University of Vienna International as well as our contract team. We have been supported by a strong partnership with all staff, the local community and Seha over the life of the contract.'
'Al Ain Hospital has always been in the heart of Al Ain Community and we are proud that we have seen a dramatic increase in use by the community of the Hospital services as we have transformed the facilities and clinical skills with all the Hospital staff,' he added.
Al Ain Hospital is a tertiary hospital with 412 licensed beds and services include medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, as well as surgical and critical care services that support the trauma program.-TradeArabia News Service