Work Begins on Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Hospital in UAE
The official groundbreaking for the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) hospital was held over the weekend on Sunday in the United Arab Emirates' capital city. The facility, which is scheduled to welcome its first patients in early 2011, will be a unique extension of the Cleveland Clinic model, who will play a vital role in the success and operation of the hospital.
CCAD will be a 360-bed (scalable to 490), multi-specialty facility located on Al Sowa Island in the UAE, across from the Abu Dhabi Mall. One of the main objectives of the CCAD is to meet the needs of patients that currently travel abroad for treatment.
CCAD will be a physician-led medical facility served by United States trained and board certified physicians. Medical professionals working at CCAD will receive on going training directly from the Cleveland Clinic here in Cleveland, Ohio.
Through a comprehensive range of specialties and sub-specialties, CCAD will ofer the region's most advanced tertiary/quaternary medical services. Both local and international patients will receive world-class care in an unique environment combining "seven star" amenities and service standards with the highest quality patient care and superior clinical outcomes.
“Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will enhance health, wellness and long life for so many. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will combine the best of American medicine with the style and energy of this incredible city and nation," ” said Delos M. “Toby” Cosgrove, President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic.
The agreement was initially signed in September 2006, between the Cleveland Clinic and Mubadala Healthcare in the UAE. San Francisco-based architecture firm HDR was appointed to design the hospital, and ALDAR Properties has been designated the task of building the state-of-the-art facility.
The Cleveland Clinic has began their recruiting efforts for the new facility exactly one year ago. Those interested in employment at CCAD are encouraged to visit the facility's website at www.clevelandclinicabudhabi.com, where further information about CCAD can also be found.
Click here to view a video depicting an architectural rendering of the building, as it may look upon completion.