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Raza Siddiqui,
the executive director
of RAK Hospital said, “Healthcare still is
an industry that makes its mark by word of
mouth. The name you have is only as good as
the services you give. One must value the time
and money of their patients and be fair to the
cost estimations that are given. Over the past
year, RAK Hospital has been opening small
offices in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan,
Ethiopia and Nigeria to find out more about
the kinds of patients who are travelling abroad
for treatment. It has also been putting together
its own treatment packages that include
airline tickets, visitor visas and negotiated
rates at partner hotels near its base in Ras Al
“The RAK Hospital admissions section
strives to ensure that patients and/or their
family members are assisted in every possible
way. Our staff is always available to answer
any questions that you might have. We
continuously aim to ensure that each patient’s
hospital visit is as comfortable as possible and
that all patients receive the best possible care.
We welcome you to call in advance to schedule
a test, procedure or surgery and for any
questions,” he added.
Cancer Care, state of the art Heart Center, and
Cochlear Implants have received International
world acclaim. Our North American Board
Certified or equivalent Physicians, supported
by our western trained nurses, allied health
and paramedics, backed by our state of the art
facilities and equipment, provide patients with
the best quality patient care.”
The American Hospital Dubai is actively
supporting Dubai’s medical tourism hub
ambitions, attracting increasing numbers of
patients from outside the UAE, including
patients from more than 20 countries
every year. 40 per cent of patients treated
at the Hospital’s Total Joint Replacement
Center in 2011 were from outside the UAE.
The Hospital’s range of Centers, fromThe
Neuroscience Center to the Sleep Lab, reflects
its transformation into a provider of highly
specialised and advanced forms of tertiary
care, with teams of US board certified or
equivalent consultants. The Hospital is
increasingly developing these specialist
practices into regional centres of excellence
for patients in the GCC, Nigeria and beyond.
This evolution of specialised tertiary services
is a good model for Dubai, as it becomes the
regional hub for world class healthcare services
and a preferred destination for global medical
tourists. The Hospital was the first private
facility in the region to be awarded JCI and
CAP accreditation.
Established in 2007, RAK Hospital is a flagship brand of Arabian Healthcare, a joint
venture company between the government of Ras Al Khaimah, under the patronage
of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and ETA
Star Healthcare of Dubai.  The hospital is managed by Sonnenhof Swiss Health Ltd, a
Switzerland based healthcare company. Designed as a medical tourism destination, the
RAK Hospital offers customized, individualized treatment.
Since 1996, the American Hospital Dubai has created a track record of outstanding
success, from the region’s first Total Joint Replacement Centre to the introduction of the
Cochlear Implant Centre. Other significant achievements include the development of
an Adult and Paediatric Oncology/Haematology Centre, Gastroenterology Unit, Kidney
Dialysis, Neuroscience Centre, Sleep Centre, Geriatric Centre, a dedicated Breast Care
Clinic and The Heart Center.
David Farrick,
Acting CEO, American
Hospital Dubai said, “Treatment outside
one’s own country and away from home
can be a real physical challenge and an
emotionally stressful experience for both
patient and family. American Hospital Dubai
understands this concern; and that is why
we have established a dedicated competent
international patient desk to cater for all a
patient’s concerns and medical needs in a one
stop service. We aim to make patients feel at
home, because we know if they feel better, they
will heal better.”
“At the American Hospital Dubai around 20%
of our patients come from outside the UAE,
from nearby GCC countries all the way to the
USA and Europe. We take pride in offering
multidisciplinary primary, secondary and
tertiary medical care that has been widely
acknowledged as being amongst the best in the
world. Our knee Joint replacement program,
A multidisciplinary approach to patient treatment and care allows the hospital to offer
comprehensive treatment options as well as state of the art techniques across clinics, such
as minimally invasive surgical procedures in which highly skilled surgeons work alongside
specialist physicians and nursing staff.
Oct/Nov 2013