Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, today completed the exterior construction of its new Cancer Center in the UAE capital.
The final glass panel was fitted to the tenth floor of the facility during a topping-off ceremony attended by the Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Deputy Group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company, Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi; Mubadala Health CEO, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais; and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO, Dr. Jorge Guzman.
At the ceremony, which was also attended by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi caregivers, the final glass panel was signed and inscribed with personal messages.
Waleed Al Mokarrab Al Muhairi said: “The completion of the Cancer Center’s exterior structure represents a major milestone in the construction process and brings us one step closer to start serving patients later this year. There is an immense sense of pride and gratitude for all those who have contributed to the project and enabled us to reach this stage. When it opens, the Center will provide the highest standards of specialized oncological screening, diagnostics and treatments, ensuring that cancer patients have access to the best and most comprehensive care in the UAE and the region.”
During the ceremony, Dr. Guzman expressed his gratitude to the caregivers at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, contractors and suppliers, partners at Mubadala Investment Company, Mubadala Health, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He also thanked current patients and their families who played a vital role in designing the optimal patient care journey at the new Center by sharing their invaluable insights.
The new 19,000 square meter center is scheduled to begin receiving patients later this year, providing world-class level of care throughout each cancer patient’s journey. Modeled on Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Center, which is ranked number five for cancer care in the United States, the Abu Dhabi-based Cancer Center is set to bring an integrated and transformative approach to diagnosing and treating the disease in the UAE and the region. Cancer is the third most common cause of death in the UAE and the primary reason patients travel overseas. The new Center will help eliminate the need for patients to travel abroad for the necessary treatment and care.
The Center will have 24 exam rooms, 24 infusion rooms, two procedure rooms, and an area devoted to women’s oncology services. The facility will apply a “patient and family-centered” approach to care, which is already well-established in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Oncology Institute. The Institute established a Patient and Family Advisory Council, which includes cancer patients, those in remission, and patients’ family members, all who provide ongoing feedback on how to enhance the delivery of cancer treatments. Insights from the Council have been incorporated into the new Cancer Center’s design to optimize the services and care patients will receive once it opens.
For more information or to book an appointment at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, call 800 8 CCAD (2223), visit www.clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae, or download the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Patient Portal App.