Cedars-Sinai Helping to Plan New Hospital in Doha, Qatar
The View Hospital Will Offer Country’s First Private Healthcare Option Along With State-of-the-Art Clinical Care and Medical Facilities
Cedars-Sinai is collaborating with Elegancia Healthcare, a division of Power International Holding, to plan a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Doha, Qatar, that will be the nation’s first private healthcare option.
The View hospital, scheduled to be complete in August, will have 244 inpatient beds, including 12 intensive care unit beds, and 10 surgical suites.
Heitham Hassoun, MD, vice president and medical director of Cedars-Sinai International, said the hospital will offer patients Qatar’s first private healthcare option as well as Cedars-Sinai’s clinical and operational expertise.
“As one of U.S. News & World Report’s top-ranking hospitals, our obligation is not just to our community but also to our country and the world,” Hassoun said. “It’s in line with everything that we’ve ever done since the inception of Cedars-Sinai. I think that it’s time that we engage globally, and we’re doing that.”
The hospital will provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs, with specialized clinical centers equipped with the latest technology, Hassoun said.
On a recent visit to Cedars-Sinai, leaders from Elegancia Healthcare, including Elegancia Healthcare Cluster CEO Bassam Sayad, toured clinical spaces, a continuation of the guidance Cedars-Sinai has been providing on hospital operations and design. However, the larger focus of the visit was on Cedars-Sinai’s special brand of patient care.
“What impressed me the most in this visit is, in every interaction we had today, whether it’s meeting with the executives or the president or the managers, walking through different units, is the level of commitment to patient safety and to the care aspect of the patients,” Sayad said.
The Elegancia-Cedars-Sinai affiliation will allow medical professionals from The View to attend clinical care training sessions at Cedars-Sinai and collaborate on research.
“It’s super exciting to be building the future of healthcare in the region—to be working on a project that’s absolutely transformational, that will have an impact on society, that will improve patient lives, will improve patients’ care, and will improve the community overall,” Sayad said.
Hassoun recently led a delegation to Arab Health 2022, where Cedars-Sinai opened its first booth at the highly regarded conference. A veteran of the event, Hassoun is a prominent expert on global health.
“Cedars-Sinai has strong connections in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the region, and we’re excited for the opportunity to showcase and expand those relationships at Arab Health,” he said.
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