Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. April 06, 2023: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, a Mubadala Health partner, recently hosted a celebratory dinner in honor of its physicians and healthcare professionals. The dinner was attended by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Vice Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Health.
The event celebrated the achievements of physicians at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and their contribution in transforming the healthcare sector in the UAE and the wider region. It also aimed to recognize their value in the community as the country leaves the COVID-19 pandemic behind, and appreciates the resilience shown by them taking care of the people of the UAE during this unprecedented time, and beyond.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan said, “Over the years, we have seen doctors and healthcare professionals in this region showcase excellence and dedication to deliver best-in-class healthcare that people deserve. Their patient-first approach and concern about the health and well-being of the residents of Abu Dhabi and patients that come to be under their care from around the world is remarkable. I am convinced that high-quality healthcare is necessary to build a prosperous society and their endeavors affirm the focus of our country toward fulfilling this crucial area.”
“We, in the UAE, are convinced that good health is very important for success and growth, since it is the foundation for successful development and prosperity. His Highness the UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is devoted to supporting and advancing healthcare in the UAE, where medical care and public health are prioritized. His Highness’ guidance has consistently strengthened the position of the UAE by delivering the best healthcare services; achieved through the efforts of healthcare providers, qualified doctors and medical professionals. The UAE has steadily grown to be a large and reliable center of excellence for comprehensive healthcare in the region and the world and we are confident that it’ll continue to contribute on a global level,” His Excellency continued.
His Excellency stated, “As a Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and on Doctor’s Appreciation Day, I want to highlight the role of the doctors here in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi that specifically drew my attention. Every patient is treated equally, regardless of gender, age, nationality, religion, race, language, height, weight, or physical condition. This supports the idea that doctors truly embody tolerance, and ensures that all patients receive warmth, empathy, and compassion – uniformly.”
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak concluded his speech by expressing his sincere gratitude to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s doctors. His Excellency said, “We greatly appreciate your dedication to serving your patients and providing world-class healthcare services. We salute your expertise and experience to develop and implement the best medical practices, and I commend your consistent efforts to reassure society and renew people’s faith in the mastery of your healing art.”
Hasan Jasem Al Nowais, Vice Chairman, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Health said, “Doctors and healthcare professionals are the backbone of a healthy society. We would like to acknowledge their efforts in building a robust healthcare ecosystem in the region and would like to thank them for their stamina, dedication and unfailing service in delivering world-class care close to home.”
Dr. Jorge Guzman, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi said, “I would like to thank His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan for joining us in this celebration to honor of our physicians.
“This event is a reminder of all our unsung heroes who have worked diligently to ensure our community receives the best possible level of healthcare. Thanks to their dedication and commitment, community members can rest assured that they will receive the best medical care in the UAE. Their contributions go beyond the clinic and operating theaters, and into research and education, where they are continuously influencing the advancement of healthcare and future generations of professionals. I am thankful for their unending dedication and commitment.”
The event highlighted the multidisciplinary expertise amongst Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s physicians and the fundamental role they play in delivering world-class complex care to the UAE and wider region.