The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) and Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) hospitals have been recognized as centers of excellence for stroke care in Abu Dhabi. The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced this designation, highlighting the hospitals’ ability to provide high-quality stroke care through a multidisciplinary team of professionals trained in cerebrovascular and neurological diseases.
Both hospitals have advanced facilities, diverse clinical services, continuous quality monitoring, and engagement in education and research. They also hold international accreditation and prioritize the upskilling of healthcare professionals. The center of excellence plaques were awarded in the presence of DoH Chairman Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, M42 Group CEO Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, and DoH Undersecretary Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi.
Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City features a state-of-the-art stroke unit that operates 24/7, providing multispecialty care from stroke experts specialized in cerebrovascular neurology, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and emergency medicine. The hospital’s CEO, Dr. Naser Ammash, expressed pride in the recognition and highlighted the successful outcomes achieved through the stroke services and interventional neuroradiology.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers comprehensive services for stroke and cerebrovascular conditions, utilizing advanced diagnostic and treatment options. The hospital’s team of stroke neurologists, neuro-interventionalists, vascular neurosurgeons, and specialists provides personalized care guided by sophisticated imaging techniques. The facility also emphasizes patient experience and safety.
Dr. Mumtaz Khan, Chief of Staff and Acting Chief Medical Officer at CCAD, highlighted the hospital’s commitment to delivering the best clinical outcomes and eliminating the need for patients to travel abroad for complex care.
To be designated as a center of excellence, healthcare facilities must meet specific criteria and prerequisites set by the Department of Health. The evaluation includes indicators such as clinical outcomes, patient experience, patient safety, quality of medical services, employee competency levels, and the facility’s medical education, research strategies, and residency programs. Accreditation is also assessed to determine eligibility for the center of excellence designation.