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Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has partnered with US non-profit organization Mayo Clinic to operate one of the largest hospitals in the UAE.
The Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, a 741-bed hospital, will be operated by both SEHA’s and Mayo Clinic’s clinical and management teams.
‘This is a collaboration and a unique partnership in the region, with Mayo Clinic physicians, nurses, administrators and others working side by side with colleagues from SEHA,’ said Gianrico Farrugia, president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic will also become a shareholder in the new operating company, marking a new type of partnership by an international health care provider in the UAE.
This deal with follows a similar arrangement in 2015 when Abu Dhabi, through its Mubadala Investment Company, partnered with US medical Centre Cleveland Clinic to open a multispecialty hospital.
‘This partnership between SEHA and Mayo Clinic is a major development for Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’s health care system and also their Medical Tourism industry, setting new benchmarks and delivering the advanced and specialist services the community deserves,’ said Abdulla Bin Mohamed Al Hamed, chairman of the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi.