His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Morocco’s King Mohammad VI officially inaugurated Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi in Maryah Island, as part of the 44th UAE National Day celebrations.
In the ceremony’s opening speech, Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group CEO of Mubadala, reaffirmed the attention given by the UAE leadership to develop various walks of life in the UAE. He pointed out that Mubadala’s completion of the clinic falls in line with the comprehensive development plan specified by the emirate’s government through Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, and its goals which include establishing a sustainable health care sector.
He said that clinic was completed thanks to the wise directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and the direct support of Shaikh Mohammad and close up of Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council. He pointed out that such support reflects the leadership’s keenness to develop an infrastructure as per a long-term development strategy.
For his part, Delos Toby Cosgrove, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic in the US, praised the close relations between the Ohio and Abu Dhabi clinics, which resulted in the completion of this vital project and a strong and effective partnership between the hospital and Mubadala.
Cosgrove indicated that Abu Dhabi is keen on providing health care services that are in line with global standards to citizens and residents, and emphasised Cleveland clinic’s commitment to be active contributors in this endeavour.
The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which saw all of its units operational on May 31 earlier this year, aims to meet all needs of patients by negating travel abroad for health care.
The 364-bed facility operates a 44-bed Emergency Department and is part of a growing network of medical facilities in the emirate by investment and development company Mubadala.
The hospital boasts 182 physicians, 80 per cent of whom come from institutions in the United States, and one-third of them have medical experience at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Morocco’s Prince Moulay Rachid, Shaikh Hazza, Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, Abdul Rahman Mohammad Al Owais, Minister of Health, Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Health Authority-Abu Dhabi (HAAD), Dr Maha Barakat, Director-General of HAAD, and other Shaikhs and senior officials.