Abu Dhabi, 23 January 2017: In line with the UAE’s strategy to provide world-class healthcare services to meet the needs of its citizens, Healthpoint, the super-specialty destination hospital in Abu Dhabi and a part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, signed an agreement with the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) Washington DC, U.S.A. The agreement launches a relationship between CNMC and Healthpoint, which will see visiting physicians, knowledge sharing and transfer, as well as the founding of a number of training programmes for physicians and nurses to build capacity and enhance pediatric patient services at Healthpoint.
This program further links between UAE and CNMC, home to the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. The UAE has had ties with the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC for many years. The Washington DC hospital is the location for the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, whose creation was made possible by a US$150 million gift from the government of Abu Dhabi in honor of the founding father of the nation, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Healthpoint is solidifying its position in the market as a pediatric center of clinical excellence with a new pediatric outpatient wing and dedicated inpatient private rooms due to open in early 2017. A team from Children’s National will review and assist Healthpoint physicians and staff in updating protocols and guidelines for pediatric patient care and management, ensuring Healthpoint’s processes are benchmarked with the best in the world. From December 2016, patients seeking gastroenterology, pulmonology and orthopedics consultations at the pediatrics department of Healthpoint will be referred to visiting physicians from Children’s National who will be working alongside our pediatricians for assessment, confirmation of diagnosis and treatment plans.
Dr. Nader Darwich, Medical Director at Healthpoint, said: “For young patients, travelling overseas and being in an unfamiliar environment away from home and family can be stressful and upsetting; this in turn can be detrimental to recovery. By working alongside world-class pediatric experts from Children’s National will benefit our physicians and clinicians and further their specialist skills, techniques and treatment methods, and ensure that the young patients in our care receive the very latest and most advanced medical treatment available in the world, right here in Abu Dhabi.”
Dr. Kurt Newman, Chief and CEO of Children’s National Medical Center said: “At Children’s National, we have developed strong personal and professional ties with the UAE and its people. We are proud that with this partnership with Healthpoint, our team can help strengthen those bonds still further, and contribute to the health and wellbeing of young patients in the UAE today and in the future. We are proud to collaborate with Healthpoint and support the UAE Vision 2021 aim for the nation to be among the world’s leaders in quality healthcare provision.”
As a public healthcare facility part of Mubadala’s healthcare network, Healthpoint aims to provide superior full-cycle care that addresses the individual and complex needs of each patient.