Al Rahba marks 10 years of operations
Abu Dhabi, September 24, 2013
Al Rahba Hospital, a top public hospital in the UAE, has announced the completion of 10 years of operations in Abu Dhabi, setting new standards of excellence in patient care.
Timothy Dentry, chief executive officer of Al Rahba Hospital, attributed the hospital’s achievements in the last decade to the continued efforts of Al Rahba staff and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) to providing quality healthcare services.
Established in 2003 with a mission to improve the healthcare of the residents of Abu Dhabi and surrounding locations by setting new standards of excellence in patient care, Al Rahba Hospital currently has 708 employees including 116 doctors, of which six are Emiratis.
“At Al Rahba, we have a family of qualified and experienced staff hailing from more than 30 countries who contribute to our efforts to provide a patient-centered environment. Teamwork, striving for perfection, respect, collegiality and creativity are the core values that we truly live by at Al Rahba Hospital. We hold dear these values in everything we do for our patients and our staff members,” said Dentry.
Al Rahba Hospital recently expanded its intensive care unit (ICU) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) by adding 27 new beds – 10 in the ICU, and 17 in the NICU.
Two new VIP suites and a specially designed playroom for children as well as a new coffee shop and florists were also opened. With outpatient pharmacy services being offered round the clock, customer waiting time has been cut from. Other space improvements have included OB/GN clinic, Al Ri’aya Emergency Service for national women and children, pharmacy drug prep room and family lounges.
In the last five years, Al Rahba has opened medical and surgical programmes to meet the needs of patients. These services include nephrology, dermatology, diabetic care, neurosurgery, vascular surgery, rheumatology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and cardiology. As a community hospital, Al Rahba has a special relationship with the other Seha hospitals for referrals to a more complex level of care.
Over the years, the hospital has made major strides in disaster preparedness and trauma system management. As part of efforts to set up a specialized trauma center, the hospital organized two workshops on ‘Trauma Registry’ and ‘Trauma Outcomes & Performance Improvement’ with the aim of expanding the scope of the practice.
“Al Rahba is an integral part of the overall trauma delivery system of Abu Dhabi, and as more effort goes into developing an even more comprehensive system, Al Rahba will play a major role in trauma care to the community,” said Dentry.
Al Rahba Hospital is owned and operated by Seha and managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International. – TradeArabia News Service
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