The first Dubai Healthcare City Excellence Awards ceremony took place at the start of the month, with 13 facilities being recognised for their positive contribution to healthcare in the area.
Two awards were handed out, recognising the various healthcare group’s achievements. The ‘Healthcare Innovation Award’ was given to facilities that showcased innovative techniques to enhance patient care, whilst the ‘Outpatient Clinical Quality Award’ was presented to outpatient clinics that had demonstrated a high level of compliance with the quality standards set out by DHC’s regulatory body.
Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Hospital was the first of three to receive the innovation award, with its introduction of new treatments for intractable epilepsy given special praise.
It was followed by Mediclinic City Hospital’s pioneering Retinopathy prevention programme, which focuses on lowering the number of premature infants born with the condition that quickly leads to blindness. Dr Majdi El-Halik Paediatric Physical and Mental Rehabilitation Centre completed the list of those honoured, with the facility recognised for its work with physically and mentally challenged children in the Emirate.
Ten centres were awarded the outpatient award, in a move that highlighted the strength in depth of the healthcare services on offer in Dubai Healthcare City. Dubai Gynaecology & Fertility Centre, The German Limbtech Orthopedic Technology Centre, The Emirates’ Integrated Medical Centre, Magrabi Eye Hospital’s Outpatient Surgical Clinic, Eye Consultants, The Primavera Medical Centre, Uro Diagnostic Clinic, The Child Early Intervention Medical Center, HearLife Clinic and The Family Therapy Clinic all received the honour of being the first facilities in the Emirate to receive the award.
Healthcare in the Middle East looks like being one of the biggest beneficiaries of the region’s drive to focus its economy on areas other than oil. Investment remains impressive, and medics can benefit from hugely rewarding salaries, modern technology and a luxurious lifestyle.
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