The 40-strong team of professionals are set to share their expertise and best practices in the fight against the pandemic sweeping the world.
Abu Dhabi and the UAE in general has been proactive in its fight against COVID-19 and now Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, part of the Mubadala network of healthcare assets, has partnered with US-based Cleveland Clinic.
The US-based team of 40 nurses, physicians and allied health professionals are expected to share expertise and best practices centred on treating COVID-19 patients. The move is seen as part of a global knowledge exchange.
The team, which arrived Wednesday 3rd June, will spend six weeks with the multidisciplinary team at the Clinic in Abu Dhabi, the hospital said in a tweet.
The US medical team will also get updates on the remarkable progress in COVID-19 testing and treatment being made in the UAE.
“This international health crisis requires a collaborative effort to share best practice and find the most effective treatments for COVID-19 patients, said Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
“We are proud to be working with experts in the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, SEHA and Mubadala in treating the disease in the UAE and we are grateful to be able to share some key learnings with colleagues from the global Cleveland Clinic network.” said Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief Executive Officer at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has been designated as a tier three hospital by the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, to care for patients with the most severe symptoms.
Herb Wiedemann, Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic in the US, said, “I want to thank these remarkable physicians, who are willing to cross oceans to assist people. By working together, hospitals around the world will be able to better understand this disease and the most effective ways to treat it. We are grateful to the authorities and people of Abu Dhabi for their warm welcome and willingness to share their insights with us.”