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Cleveland Abu Dhabi launches ‘State of the Clinic’ report

ABU DHABI, July 17, 2017

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi today launched the first edition of its ‘State of the Clinic’ annual report, a publication that documents the hospital’s yearly activities and milestones.

The report includes the number of patients served, growing caregiver capacity, innovative procedures and clinical firsts for the region.

Poised to be the region’s leading multidisciplinary acute-care hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has almost tripled its capacity since it opened its doors in 2015, employing more than 2,900 caregivers, and having had more than 337,000 patient encounters by year-end 2016. Of the total 51,673 unique patients served by the hospital, 75 per cent were UAE nationals, 23 per cent were expatriates, and 2 per cent were international patients.

By year-end 2016, 249 physicians worked at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, all with North American or European (or equivalent) board certification, and with 82 per cent of institute chiefs having had experience working in Cleveland Clinic in the US, the report said.

In 2016 alone, physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi received 285,000 outpatient visits and more than 39,000 emergency visits, completed over 9,200 surgical cases, and had 5,400 hospital admissions.

The hospital continues to expand its partnerships with insurance providers, as well as its unique ‘same-day’ appointment service, which yielded 70,575 same-day visits in 2016, to offer more patients access to its globally-recognised Cleveland Clinic caliber of care.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is composed of 13 institutes designed to put patients first and align with the region’s specific healthcare needs. In all, more than 30 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and integrated to offer patients coordinated, multidisciplinary care for adult patients.

The state-of-the-art facility is the result of an agreement signed in 2006 between the Mubadala Investment Company and US-based Cleveland Clinic, in support of the Abu Dhabi government’s Economic Vision 2030 to develop a robust healthcare sector in the Emirate.

Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi, chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Group CEO and chief executive officer, investments & infrastructure, Mubadala, said: “2016 was a landmark year for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, as we built upon our commitment to the people of the UAE to deliver compassionate, patient-centered care of the highest quality. With a strong foundation now in place, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi can now continue to grow and serve more patients within Abu Dhabi, as well as the UAE and across the region, working alongside the other world-class assets in Mubadala’s healthcare network.”

“I am confident that by complementing the existing healthcare infrastructure that the wise leadership of the UAE has put in place, and understanding our role in the wider national strategy, we will be able to succeed in delivering sustainable, high-quality healthcare for the whole country,” he added.  

Dr Tomislav Mihaljevic, CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, said: “Our mission continues to be bringing the highest international standards of care close to home, so that patients in Abu Dhabi, the UAE and across the region can have seamless access to the latest and most advanced forms of treatment.”

In 2016, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi saw a planned and staged growth in bed capacity, reaching 250 beds by year-end, and with plans to reach its target capacity of 364 beds by end of 2017. The hospital’s maximum capacity is 490 beds. - TradeArabia News Service

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