Abu Dhabi has partnered with U.S. non-profit agency Mayo Clinic in a joint undertaking to operate one of the greatest hospitals in the United Arab Emirates as it seeks to become a regional hub for world-class healthcare. State-owned Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Mayo Clinic said on Sunday they would operate Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, one of the UAE’s biggest hospitals for sufferers with serious or complex clinical conditions.
“Investments like this are setting up Abu Dhabi as a global destination for health care, in line with the Department of Health’s vision to deliver the world’s standards in healthcare to Abu Dhabi,” stated Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, chairman of the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi. The deal with Mayo Clinic follows a similar association in 2015 when Abu Dhabi, through its Mubadala Investment Company, partnered with U.S. clinical middle Cleveland Clinic to open a multispecialty hospital.
Details of Mayo Clinic’s shareholding or funding in the joint mission had been now not disclosed. The settlement used to be signed via SEHA’s chairman Salem Rashid Al Noaimi and Mayo Clinic’s president and chief government Gianrico Farrugia, a declaration from SEHA said. The multispecialty hospital will be staffed by using 2,240 caregivers, which include more than 440 internationally educated physicians. SEHA operates 12 hospitals with 2,644 beds, more than 60 ambulatory care, family care, and urgent care facilities and two blood banks. Its facilities accommodate 100,000 inpatients annually and behavior 41,000 surgeries, as properly as treating extra than 5 million outpatients.