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Healthpoint signs MoU with Washington D.C.-based Children’s National Medical Center to bring world-class pediatric care to Abu Dhabi

CNMC will continue to send visiting physicians to Healthpoint over the next few months as part of the very successful visiting physician's program currently in place, and will soon manage the pediatric department alongside Healthpoint by the end of 2017 providing the opportunity of international care standards in Abu Dhabi.

The MoU covers key areas such as clinical and operational expertise of pediatric service lines including outpatient and inpatient as well as the implementation of quality standards and protocols as per CNMC’s standards. Both CNMC and Healthpoint successfully hosted three visiting surgeon programs in 2016 which benefitted more than 40 pediatric patients. There are six additional programs scheduled for this year including cardiology, genetics, neurology, orthopedics, pulmonary, and gastroenterology.

Children’s National is one of just four pediatric hospitals ranked in the top 20 in every specialty in the U.S. News and World Report 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospital Survey. It is also the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington, D.C. area in the US. CNMC cared for 68 children’s cases from the UAE in 2016 which emphasizes the importance of the availability of expertise locally to reduce traveling abroad for medical treatment.

Suhail Mahmood Al Ansari, Chairman of Healthpoint and Executive Director of Mubadala Healthcare said: “In pursuit of our commitment to provide patient-centric and world-class healthcare, Healthpoint continually explores strategic collaborations with key institutions. Our partnership with Children’s National Medical Center is key to ensuring that the world’s best pediatric care is given to our patients, as well as allowing our staff to learn best practices. More importantly, with expertise available, our patients need not travel far to get the quality care they wish for.” Mr. Al Ansari also added that Healthpoint has invested in new and dedicated pediatric inpatient suits to open this summer with a whole new pediatric wing to open mid-October.

“When we first looked at the opportunity to bring our world-class expertise to the region, we knew Healthpoint and Mubadala Healthcare was the right partner, based on their record of collaboration and commitment to excellent patient care. Working in partnership with Healthpoint will allow both organizations to learn and grow from one another, and we look forward to bringing a new level of pediatric care to Abu Dhabi and the entire region,” said Dr. Kurt Newmann, CEO, CNMC.

About Children’s National Health System

Children’s National Health System, based in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Children’s National is ranked in the top 20 in every specialty evaluated by U.S. News & World Report; one of only four children’s hospitals in the nation to earn this distinction. Designated a Leapfrog Group Top Hospital and a two-time recipient of Magnet® status, this pediatric academic health system offers expert care through a convenient, community-based primary care network and specialty outpatient centers. Home to the Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is one of the nation’s top NIH-funded pediatric institutions. Children’s National is recognized for its expertise and innovation in pediatric care and as a strong voice for children through advocacy at the local, regional and national levels. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Healthpoint:

Healthpoint, part of Mubadala’s network of world-class healthcare providers, is a multi-specialty integrated practice hospital located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. Healthpoint is home to four centers of clinical excellence: Abu Dhabi Knee & Sports Medicine Centre, Wooridul Spine Centre, the Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery Centre, and the Plastic & Cosmetics Surgery Centre, as part of 21 clinical services covering a wide range of patient and community care, including pediatrics, dentistry and gynecology.

Serving the community since 2013, Healthpoint’s highly specialized medical experts and state-of-the-art facilities provide patients with full-cycle care – inpatient, out-patient and rehabilitative– that addresses the patients’ physical condition, as well as respecting their lifestyle, culture and overall wellbeing, to ensure that every patient is offered personalized care in a boutique, technologically-advanced environment.

Healthpoint is a public healthcare facility with a compassionate and dedicated team that offers accessible healthcare to everyone. Healthpoint is committed to providing quality care and education to empower patients and communities and give them the tools they need to lead healthier and happier lives.

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Amanda Menzies


Isra Al Saabri