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University Hospital names CEO

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has appointed James Kingsbury as chief executive officer of its recently launched 400-bed University Hospital (UH).

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) has appointed James Kingsbury as chief executive officer of its recently launched 400-bed University Hospital (UH).

Kingsbury was previously the executive director and senior vice-president of the University Hospital and Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, USA.

Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi CEO, DHCC, said: "We are privileged to have onboard an accomplished industry leader such as James Kingsbury. We are certain his track record of significant accomplishments will benefit the organisation and help showcase the University Hospital as an internationally renowned institution for research, education, technology, and patient services."

As CEO of University Hospital, Kingsbury will oversee the hospital's business strategy while positioning it as a renowned academic facility.

He will work with the DHCC leadership to direct clinical operational planning and construction, while overseeing a recruitment process designed to bring in world-class regional and global professionals.

He will direct the finance and marketing departments, and formulate a permanent governance structure for the University Hospital.

Kingsbury said: "[DHCC] and University Hospital are unrivaled examples of exciting opportunities for healthcare in the Middle East. While I am excited about the challenges ahead, I look forward to leveraging my professional expertise to lead such a prestigious institution."

Construction of University Hospital commenced in June 2007. When completed, the UH will offer specialty programs in oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, musculoskeletal health, orthopaedics, diabetes, and metabolic diseases.

The hospital will offer core programs in dermatology, gastroenterology, neonatology, ENT, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, urology, reconstructive surgery, general surgery, and general medicine.

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