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MENAFN Press - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Mafraq Hospital, championing Emirati healthcare, announced a 100 per cent pass rate of Emirati trainees enrolled in the hospital's internal medicine and paediatric residency program in 2013 Mafraq Hospital is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA)

The accredited ACGME-I (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International) residency programs were launched by SEHA in 2012. They consist of 17 training program for resident physicians across eight medical specialties at five of SEHA's teaching hospitals. Mafraq Hospital's Academic Department offers trainees a four year path to achieve broad clinical competency training in Pediatrics and Internal Medicine

The hospital's Academic Department, program directors and faculty of experts are trained and highly experienced Emiratis who are leaders in their respective fields. "I am grateful to be on a career path which is the result of our nation's wise leadership that invested in its people and their abilities to propel the country's advancements in healthcare. We are honoured to pay it forward and invest in the future of the Emirati community through this resident program", said Dr Laila Obaid, Consultant Pediatrics/Neonatology and Pediatric Residency Program Director at Mafraq Hospital

"The program is part of Mafraq Hospital's commitment to provide training with an emphasis on well-balanced and hands-on experience that prepares members of our community for careers as generalists or sub-specialists", she added.

Mafraq Hospital's Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ali Al Suwaidi, said, "At Mafraq Hospital, we strongly believe that it our responsibility not only to serve the health care needs of the UAE community, but also create a top-notch educational environment to develop its human capital. We are very pleased to attain the international ACGME-I accreditation that recognises the hospital's high academic standards as well as the patient care that residents of the hospital provide."

The UAE was ranked as the second country in the world to receive the ACGME-I institutional and program accreditation, which is considered as a milestone in the healthcare sector. The ACGME-I accreditation is intended to benefit the public, protect the interests of residents, and improve the quality of teaching, learning, research, and professional practice. "Mafraq Hospital is one of a handful of hospitals outside the U.S to have received the highly coveted AGCME-I accreditation. Our goal in this ACGME-I Accreditation journey is to improve both education and patient safety in order to gain the public trust. It also allows our residents to meet international standards and benchmarks the hospital amongst top players in healthcare", said Dr Amine Rakab, Chairman of Academic Affairs and Consultant, Internal Medicine at Mafraq Hospital said.

The residency program covers various specialties that include Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Ophthalmology and Transitional Year.

About Mafraq Hospital
Mafraq Hospital opened in 1983 and is one of the largest tertiary referral treatment hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, with 451 licensed beds. Its specialist services include medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, as well as surgical and critical care services. In addition, Mafraq Hospital operates the largest burn unit in the country. Mafraq Hospital is part of the SEHA HealthSystem and is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA).Mafraq Hospital physicians are amongst the best in their specialist fields with international qualifications and world class expertise. The medical team is supported by capable and professional nursing and paramedical staff who are well trained and motivated to provide quality healthcare services. Mafraq Hospital is fully committed to Emiratization and has developed a comprehensive Emiratization plan to attract more Emirati talent.Mafraq Hospital has been recognized twice by the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Awards for outstanding efforts in improving medical standards, providing exceptional patient care and its adherence to business best practice. To service the growing regional community, SEHA is investing US 750 million to build a new Mafraq Hospital campus which is due to open in 2015. The new facility will serve as the community hospital for one of the fastest growing areas in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, whilst continuing to align its goals with those of the Executive Council and Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.About the SEHA HealthSystem and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA)SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC“ whose marketing identity is SEHA “ is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi which together make up the SEHA HealthSystem. SEHA is committed to continuous improvement of customer care to recognized international standards and providing our customers and communities served world-class healthcare. SEHA has partnered with internationally recognized hospital managers to achieve these goals. These include Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Fresenius Medical Care. SEHA owns and operates 12 hospitals with 2,644 beds, more than 60 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centers and 2 blood banks. SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with more than 17,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care and administrative personnel in its employ. Visit our website at www.seha.ae.



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