JCI Grants Gold Seal of Approval to Abu Dhabi’s New Hospital

The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi received the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval award after being in service for only 18 months. The organization gives the award to hospitals committed to providing quality patient care and serving the public health needs.

The commission rated the hospital on over 1000 standards and passed it all of them. The hospital scored highest in:

  • Patient safety and quality of care
  • Patient and family education
  • International patient safety goals
  • Access and continuity of care
  • The rights of patients and family

This internationally recognized reward is an extraordinary accomplishment for such a young hospital.

Facts About the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
The clinic opened in 2015 and is the product of a joint venture between the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the United Arab Emirates Mubadala, the government’s development company. The 23 acre, the 364-bed facility makes it possible for residents of the UAE and neighboring countries to obtain world-class care without having to leave the region.

The hospital has state of the art equipment and services for:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Respiratory services

The hospital can expand up to 490 beds with 72 intensive care unit (ICU) beds. There is also an attached pharmacy and a child care area. Additionally, there are:

  • 25 operating rooms
  • 4 post anesthesia care units
  • Over 30 medical specialties available

The hospital also boasts a Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. This allows local doctors the unique opportunity to train under leading experts on the latest medical equipment.
Medical staff includes:

  • 175 doctors from around the world
  • 1500 medical professionals

The hospital building is the largest structural steel building in the UAE. The building received LEED certification in 2014.

A Hard Job to Get but A Great Place to Work
Getting a job at the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is no easy task. More than 5000 doctors around the world applied for the 175 doctor’s positions. The successful candidates interviewed a total of 40 times. All of the doctors were educated in the United States or Western Europe. For job openings, head to the Clinic’s career site, http://jobs.clevelandclinic.org/.