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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/11/09 - State-of-the-art facility brings technology that will allow Johns Hopkins Medicine experts and the Tawam Team to diagnosis and treat cardiac and vascular diseases..
Tawam Hospital, the UAE and Gulf region’s premier healthcare provider, has launched a new Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Suite, to provide specialist treatment for heart-related and vascular ailments at the Al Ain based hospital. The launch of the new Suite was announced at a press conference addressed jointly by; Dr Ahmed Al Mazrouei, CEO of the Abu Dhabi General Authority for Health Services; Mr. Humaid Al Mansouri, Director of Eastern Medical Region, and Michael Heindel, CEO of Tawam Hospital on Thursday (November 9, 2006) at Tawam Hospital.
The digital cardiac, peripheral and neurovascular laboratory will facilitate identification and management of problems pertaining to the heart and arteries. The state-of-the-art digital equipment provided by Siemens will allow medical professionals to perform all types of cardio-vascular procedures. The technology will enable accurate therapeutic and interventional outcomes, thus enabling Tawam Hospital to provide top-quality healthcare services tailored to patients’ specific needs.
Addressing the media, Mr. Heindel said: “We are proud to announce that Tawam Hospital has added a new Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Suite, providing yet another specialist treatment and diagnostic facility for our growing base of customers. The latest facility will considerably improve the quality of healthcare, reduce costs and ensure faster delivery of healthcare services to our customers in the UAE and the region. This also brings patients the advantage of a world-class medical facility close to home, in the supportive and friendly environment of Tawam Hospital.”
This Suite is one of several new facilities being introduced at Tawam Hospital. Covering a 1000 square metre area, the new Suite includes special audio-visual facilities, allowing medical students and physicians to watch live procedures transmitted from the laboratory to a nearby conference room. Additionally, the Suite contains a post-procedure care unit for both children and adults.
Dr. Al Mazrouei said: “The state-of-the-art Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Suite is the latest initiative resulting from the ongoing partnership between Johns Hopkins Medicine and Tawam Hospital. The new facility fulfils the objectives of the rulers of Abu Dhabi of bringing the highest quality healthcare to the people of the UAE. This reflects the commitment of the General Authority for Health Services offer medical expertise and takes pride in housing the Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Suite at Tawam Hospital.”
“Until recently, patients from the UAE needed to travel abroad for specialist treatments. With the affiliation of Tawam Hospital with a global healthcare provider of the stature of Johns Hopkins Medicine, advanced treatments are now available locally. Tawam’s new Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography Suite mark a significant addition to the UAE’s medical facilities and will go a long way in easing the lives of patients in the country and the region,” observed Mr. Al Mansouri.
Nart Mamser, General Manger of Seimens Medical Solutions, expressed his admiration of the officials at GHAS and Tawam hospital for their dedication and commitment to improve, refine and advance their health services, and for using high technology and superb Siemens innovations.
Located in Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi Emirate’s second most important city, Tawam Hospital is preferred in the UAE and the Gulf region for the specialist treatment it offers, particularly in Oncology, Family Medicine, Fertility Services and Intensive Care Services. This has made Tawam Hospital a major referral centre for critical cases from the UAE and the region.