Corniche Hospital honors first graduates of Neonatal Critical Care Nursing program
Abu Dhabi, 28 August 2012:The first 12 graduates of Corniche Hospital's highly-specialized Neonatal Critical Care Nursing program were awarded their diplomas at a ceremony held at Abu Dhabi's Sheraton Hotel on 28th of August.
The nursing program, established in January 2012 in conjunction with Indiana University (USA) is part of the Corniche Hospital's commitment to provide world-class health care, promote continuing medical education and increase the number of healthcare professionals in Abu Dhabi.
"As the busiest and largest maternity hospital in the UAE with more than 8,000 deliveries per year and 64-bedded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Corniche Hospital recognizes the importance of continuous education and excellence in clinical practice. Neonatal nursing is an inspiring and uplifting profession that cares for newborns; therefore we are encouraging and offering opportunities for UAE national nurses to enter this service line. In addition, by evolving our nurses into this specialty role, we are ensuring higher standards of healthcare," says Dr. Mariam Al Mazrouei, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Corniche Hospital.
Commenting on the dedication shown by the students over the course period, Corniche Hospital's Department of Neonatology, Assistant Director of Nursing, Shirley Hargreaves says, "All students demonstrated great determination in combining their busy work schedules with attending the training program. The completion of this program is a big achievement for the nurses and for the hospital, and it furthers our commitment to providing exceptional care to our patients and the community.""
The 12 enrolled nurses who successfully completed the 6-month modular based certified specialty program have also completed a clinical practicum component of the course. Zeina Tabbara received the 2012 'Outstanding Neonatal Nurse Graduate'Award for her commendable performance.
Corniche Hospital is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International, and is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
About Corniche Hospital
Corniche Hospital is a Joint Commission International-accredited health care facility. The largest maternity and neonatal healthcare facility in the UAE, Corniche is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI). It is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA). The 299-bed (including 64 NICU cots), Corniche Hospital provides facilities for more than 8,000 births and over 120,000 outpatient visits a year.
Corniche Hospital is one of the three hospitals in the UAE under the management of the Baltimore, Md.-based JHI. Tawam Hospital, a 477-bed tertiary care facility in Al Ain, and Al Rahba Hospital, a 135-bed community facility just outside Abu Dhabi City, also are managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International and are accredited by the Joint Commission International.
For more information, please contact Almas Naseem, at 009712 6965597 AlmasN@cornichehospital.ae
About the SEHA HealthSystem and the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA)SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC- whose marketing identity is SEHA - is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi which together make up the SEHA HealthSystem. SEHA is committed to continuous improvement of customer care to recognized international standards and providing our customers and communities served world class healthcare. SEHA has partnered with internationally recognized hospital managers to achieve these goals. These include Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, VAMED, Medical University of Vienna, and Fresenius Medical Care. SEHA owns and operates 12 hospitals with 2,644 beds, 62 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centers and 2 blood banks. SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with more than 17,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care and administrative personnel in its employ. Visit our website at www.seha.ae.
About Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins' extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, business and health care administration to provide services in hospital management, health care consulting and clinical education through strategic alliances and affiliations throughout the world.