Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Welcomes Cleveland Clinic US Medical Team for Knowledge Exchange

40 caregivers arrive in the capital to work in Leading Academic Medical Center to address COVID-19 in the most seriously ill patients

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala network of healthcare assets, is joining hands with the US-based Cleveland Clinic to share expertise and best practice around treating COVID-19 patients, as part of a global knowledge exchange.

A team of 40 frontline medical staff from the US, including nurses, physicians, and allied health professionals, has arrived in Abu Dhabi to spend six weeks with the multidisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

While providing care for the most seriously ill COVID-19 patients, the caregivers will also share some of the key learnings from managing the disease in the USA, as well as receiving updates on the remarkable progress in testing and treatment being made in the UAE.

“This international health crisis requires a collaborative effort to share best practice and find the most effective treatments for COVID-19 patients. We are proud to be working with experts in the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, SEHA and Mubadala in treating the disease in the UAE and we are grateful to be able to share some key learnings with colleagues from the global Cleveland Clinic network,” says Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has been designated as a tier three hospital by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, to care for patients with the most severe symptoms.

Herb Wiedemann, Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic in the US, says: “I want to thank these remarkable physicians, who are willing to cross oceans to assist people. By working together, hospitals around the world will be able to better understand this disease and the most effective ways to treat it. We are grateful to the authorities and people of Abu Dhabi for their warm welcome and willingness to share their insights with us.”

About Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, is a multispecialty hospital on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye, Respiratory, Critical Care, Surgical Subspecialties, Medical Subspecialties, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging, Quality & Patient Safety, and Clinical & Nursing. In all, more than 40 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The facilities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi combine state-of-the-art amenities and world-class service standards. The hospital is a 412 (expandable to 490) bed facility, with five clinical floors, three diagnostic and treatment levels, and 13 floors of critical and acute inpatient units. It is a physician-led medical facility served by North American/European Board Certified (or equivalent) physicians. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi provides patients in the region direct access to the world’s best healthcare providers and Cleveland Clinic’s unique model of care, reducing their need to travel abroad for treatment.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi – Al Ain began offering select medical services in December 2017. The facility is located on the Tawam Hospital Campus in Al Ain.

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