Abu Dhabi [UAE]3rd July (ANI/WAM): The Abu Dhabi Department of Health (DoH), the regulator of the healthcare sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced that Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Shah Bout Medical City (SSMC) are the Center of Excellence Emirates. Both facilities are classified as stroke centers because of their ability to provide high quality and excellence in stroke care through a multidisciplinary team (MDT) consisting of licensed and trained professionals in cerebrovascular and neurological disorders Composed of staff across all relevant disciplines including Emergency Medicine, Stroke Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Cerebrovascular Surgery, Diagnostic Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Radiology. In order to respond quickly to stroke emergencies, other facilities within the emirate with 24-hour emergency rooms with hyperacute imaging and intravenous thrombolysis services will be considered stroke readiness centres. When patients in the emirate of Abu Dhabi are found to have early symptoms of a stroke, they are immediately rushed to the nearest stroke preparation center for stabilization. Once patients are stabilized, they will be transferred to the nearest CoE according to their location.
The Center of Excellence plaque was awarded at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in the presence of Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Ministry of Health, Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, CEO and Managing Director of “M42” Group, and Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Deputy Minister of Health. Dr Noura Al Ghaithi, Deputy Minister of Health, said: “The Ministry of Health continues to adopt a patient-centred approach in delivering world-class healthcare while reducing response time to all medical emergencies, including stroke. Via CoE scheme, our aim is to improve the quality of life and safeguard the health of community members in accordance with international standards and healthcare best practice.
Following the announcement of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center (ADSCC) as a Center of Excellence for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, the Ministry of Health is pleased to add the Abu Dhabi Cleveland Clinic and Sheikh Shah Bout Medical City (SSMC) to its prestigious list of Centers of Excellence (CoE), which sets high standards for healthcare excellence and outstanding patient experience across specialties and disciplines, encourages vigorous competition in the sector and seeks to improve health outcomes in the emirate and beyond. A CoE must meet minimum requirements Standard requirements issued by the Ministry of Health outline the necessary criteria and prerequisites for a licensed medical institution seeking to gain designation. The Ministry of Health outlines six key factors to consider when assessing whether a medical institution can be accredited as a Center of Excellence Metrics. These metrics cover clinical outcomes, patient experience, patient safety and quality of care, staff competency levels, and facilities’ medical education, research strategies, and residency programs. Additionally, the Department of Health evaluates accreditation to determine a healthcare facility’s eligibility to become a CoE.
As evidence of its appointment as the Emirates Center of Excellence in Stroke Care, SSMC and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi showcased its excellence in stroke care system equipped with a state-of-the-art facility infrastructure, diverse clinical services, commitment to quality and performance Continuous monitoring, advanced stroke care system. Educational and research activities, international accreditation of facilities and enhancement of knowledge and professional skills of healthcare professionals. SSMC Chief Executive Dr Naser Ammash said: “Recognition as a Center of Excellence in Stroke Care is an important testament to the progress made in SSMC’s stroke services, including interventional neuroradiology. Less than a year ago, we launched our – We have witnessed excellent results with our state-of-the-art vascular suite for the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke. During this time, we have performed many cases of mechanical thrombectomy. Our comprehensive multi-specialty practice in education, research and innovative support, enabling our experts to provide unique, timely, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for a wide range of common and complex neurological disorders. At SSMC, we are committed to exceeding international standards and patient expectations while meeting the needs of the community. We are in Guided by the support of the country’s leadership, its healthcare sector is advancing on a path of medical excellence and world-class patient care. It is an honor to be designated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health as Abu Dhabi’s dedicated Center of Excellence for Stroke. We aspire to strengthen the emirate position as a leading destination for integrated care in the region and beyond.”
SSMC has a 24/7 state-of-the-art stroke unit with multispecialty care from specially trained stroke specialists: disorders affecting blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord (cerebrovascular neurologists), interventional neuroradiologists, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiotherapy division) and emergency medicine. SSMC recently launched the Angio Suite, a world-class biplane for the diagnosis and treatment of ischemic stroke. This service is part of the Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, which is part of the Department of Clinical Imaging. Interventional neuroradiologists work closely with the stroke department. The service will cover a large geographic area of the emirate of Abu Dhabi and will provide essential life-saving procedures that will significantly reduce the long-term or permanent adverse effects of stroke. Dr Mumtaz Khan, Chief of Staff and Acting Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Abu Dhabi Clinic, said: “We are proud that the Ministry of Health has recognized Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi as the Emirates Center of Excellence in Stroke Care. Multidisciplinary team of experts, world-class infrastructure, and clinical and research services. Our highly skilled nursing staff and cutting-edge technology solutions deliver the best clinical outcomes for stroke and other neurological disorders” which removes the complexities of going abroad for UAE nationals Nursing needs. We will continue to work closely with the Ministry of Health and other healthcare providers to transform the healthcare industry and position Abu Dhabi as a leading healthcare hub in the region. “
The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers a comprehensive range of services, offering the latest diagnostic and treatment options for patients with stroke and other cerebrovascular diseases. A team of world-class stroke neurologists, neurointerventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons and specialists provide individualized outcomes for each patient, guided by advanced imaging technologies such as the ARTIS Icono, the most advanced stroke interventional system in the region chemical care. This state-of-the-art artificial intelligence-enhanced system ensures faster, more accurate assessment and treatment of stroke patients and improves outcomes over traditional systems. In addition to expertise and technology, patient experience and safety are other areas of focus at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Stroke Center. This has been reflected in the hospital’s clinical processes, regularly meeting and exceeding set national and local compliance quality and safety targets.
By 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) says stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death worldwide. A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. Abu Dhabi has strengthened its position as a leading healthcare destination, focusing on improving response times for all medical emergencies, including stroke responses. (ANI/WAM)
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