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Suhail Al Ansari with Kurt Newmann (Right)

Healthpoint signs MoU with top US medical centre

ABU DHABI, May 22, 2017

Healthpoint, the multi-specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi and part of Mubadala’s Healthcare network, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Washington, D C, US, to build a closer collaboration in pediatric subspecialty care.

CNMC will continue to send visiting physicians to Healthpoint over the next few months as part of the  successful visiting physicians programme currently in place, and will soon manage the pediatric department alongside Healthpoint by the end of 2017 providing the opportunity of international care standards in Abu Dhabi.

The MoU covers key areas such as clinical and operational expertise of pediatric service lines including outpatient and inpatient as well as implementation of quality standards and protocols as per CNMC’s standards.  Both CNMC and Healthpoint successfully hosted three visiting surgeon programmes in 2016 which benefitted more than 40 pediatric patients. There are six additional programmes scheduled for this year including cardiology, genetics, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and gastroenterology.

Children’s National is one of just four pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the US News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey. It is also the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C. area in the US.

CNMC cared for 68 children’s cases from the UAE in 2016 which emphasises the importance of the availability of expertise locally to reduce traveling abroad for medical treatment, the statement said.
Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari, chairman of Healthpoint and executive director of Mubadala Healthcare, said: “In pursuit of our commitment to provide patient-centric and world-class healthcare, Healthpoint continually explores strategic collaborations with key institutions. Our partnership with Children’s National Medical Center is key to ensuring that the world’s best pediatric care is given to our patients, as well as allowing our staff to learn best practices. More importantly, with expertise available, our patients need not travel far to get the quality care they wish for.”

Al Ansari also added that Healthpoint has invested in new and dedicated pediatric inpatient suits to open this summer with a whole new pediatric wing to open mid-October.

“When we first looked at the opportunity to bring our world-class expertise to the region, we knew Healthpoint and Mubadala Healthcare were the right partners, based on their record of collaboration and commitment to excellent patient care. Working in partnership with Healthpoint will allow both organisations to learn and grow from one another, and we look forward to bringing a new level of pediatric care to Abu Dhabi and the entire region,” said Dr Kurt Newmann, CEO, CNMC. – TradeArabia News Service




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