تحت رعاية سموّ الشيخ خالد بن محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، ولي عهد أبوظبي رئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي
Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council
The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi Recognises Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) as a Centre of Excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
In line with its constant efforts to consolidate Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for healthcare, and to enhance the competitiveness and effectiveness of the healthcare sector for all patients in the Emirate, while providing the highest levels of quality for all patients, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, the regulator of healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi, announced Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) a subsidiary of PureHealth, the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform, as a centre of excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation.
The announcement is a testament to the centre’s state-of-the-art infrastructure and its high-quality services in bone marrow transplantation. Operating according to the best and latest international, evidence-based practices, and led by a team of internationally recognised experts, the centre is guaranteed to achieve the best patient outcomes possible in the Emirate and beyond.
Centres of Excellence are healthcare facilities which provide specialised and distinguished programmes with exceptionally high level of expertise and multidisciplinary resources, allowing them to conduct advanced medical procedures in specific clinical areas and conducting complex researches to provide the highest levels of care, based on the best global practices.
The announcement was made at a ceremony organised by the Department at its headquarters in the presence of H.E. Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, H.E. Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, Farhan Malik, Managing director and CEO Of PureHealth Group, Dr. Yendry Ventura, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC), and Dr. Fatima Alkaabi, Executive Director of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC).
The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi outlines six key indicators that are taken into consideration when evaluating whether the healthcare facility can be recognised as a Centre of Excellence. Among them are clinical outcomes, patient experience, patient safety and quality of medical services, levels of employee competency and the facilities’ medical education and research strategies. DoH also assesses the accreditations to determine the healthcare facility’s eligibility.
As a centre of excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, ADSCC will provide an integrated and specialised range of surgical and non-surgical clinical services with world-class healthcare quality for patients who require hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment of blood diseases that includes autologous stem-cell transplantation, and allogeneic stem-cell transplantation and CAR-T cell therapy.
As the Centre of Excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, ADSCC will establish an integrated laboratory for the diagnosis of Leukemia, headed by an expert team of doctors specialising in bone marrow transplantation. Members of the experts’ team all hold an accredited American or Canadian Board or an equivalent certification.
Given its distinguished and extensive experience, ADSCC will contribute to advancing medical research, promoting continuing medical education, and providing training opportunities for medical personnel from various health facilities.
Commenting on the occasion, H.E. Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Acting Undersecretary of the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, said: “The support and guidance of our wise leadership is what inspires us to continue propelling the healthcare sector in the Emirate forward on a path of excellence. As we recognise the first centre of excellence specialising in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, we are enhancing the competitiveness and efficiency of the healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi and moving steadily towards cementing the Emirate’s position as a leading destination for healthcare worldwide. What we’re witnessing today is only the beginning of a better and more sustainable future for the healthcare sector in the Emirate. By encouraging quality healthcare services and integrating technology, science, and the best operational practices, we fulfil our vision of Abu Dhabi as a place where everyone can be at their healthiest, physically and mentally.”