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Abu Dhabi Health Services, Mayo Clinic announce launch of new medical city

The new JV will become one of the UAE's largest hospitals for serious and complex care

Abu Dhabi Health Services, Mayo Clinic announce launch of new medical city

H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed toured Shakhbout Medical City and checked the facilities, which started providing medical service at the beginning of November. Courtesy: WAM

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company and Mayo Clinic have entered into a joint venture to operate Sheikh Shakhbout Medial City, which will be one of the UAE’s largest hospitals for serious and complex care, Abu Dhabi Executive Council member and chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office Sheikh Khalid Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced.

The agreement was signed by Mayo Clinic and the UAE-based healthcare network SEHA. As part of the deal, Mayo Clinic will become a shareholder in the new operating company.

SEHA and Mayo Clinic’s clinical and management teams will together open the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, a 741-bed hospital designed to provide specialty care, particularly with a focus on serious and complex procedures.

“This partnership between SEHA and Mayo Clinic is a major development for Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s healthcare system, setting new benchmarks and delivering the advanced and specialist services the community deserves,” Sheikh Khalid said. “Investments like this are establishing Abu Dhabi as a global destination for health care.”

The announcement follows an earlier plan in which Mayo Clinic and SEHA will activate 24 specialty clinics. Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City is expected to be operational as soon as early 2020.

The facility will have a staff of 2,249 caregivers, including 440 internationally trained physicians working in a 300,000 sq m area.

During his visit, Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed was briefed on the services of the Cardiology Section. He also toured SEHA’s main office, where he was briefed on the operational model of Shakhbout Medical City.

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