Abu Dhabi DoH appoints SKMC as CoE for Paediatric Cardiac Surgery

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi DoH appoints SKMC
Officials during the meeting | WAM

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) announced Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has been designated as a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (PCS).

SKMC will offer complete medical care to infants and young patients with congenital heart diseases (CHD) and associated complications with comprehensive medical care, not only within the local community but also across the region and around the globe. The specialized team at SKMC will work nonstop to provide patients with top-notch medical care.

SKMC’s appointment as a CoE solidifies its position as a leading healthcare facility in Abu Dhabi with its patient-centered approach to care that emphasizes evidence-based treatment, coordinated care provided by a team of experts from various disciplines, integration of acute care and prevention, collaboration with other healthcare facilities, and community resources aiming to make healthcare accessible to everyone.

Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary of DoH, stated that, “Designating Sheikh Khalifa Medical City as a Centre of Excellence for Paediatric Cardiac Surgery highlights DoH’s unwavering commitment to the continuous enhancement of patient access to world-class healthcare services.”

Bader Bader Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Office at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, said that, “We are proud to be designated as a Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, in line with our commitment to delivering excellence in this rare specialty.”

“We are confident that our distinguished medical team will continue to perform these delicate heart surgeries with the highest level of care, provided with exceptional expertise and multidisciplinary resources. Our efforts are centred on delivering comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatments when managing and treating children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to achieve the best patient outcomes possible,” Al Qubaisi added.

CoEs are healthcare facilities that are designated by DoH to provide specialized programs in particular medical areas, in line with best practices and highest quality standards. CoEs stand out with their world-class infrastructure, highly skilled and internationally accredited workforce, multidisciplinary resources, cutting-edge technologies and latest healthcare innovations, and clinical and scientific research while delivering best-in-class healthcare to patients in the Emirate and beyond.

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