Parent Education Center now open at Corniche Hospital
Abu Dhabi, 14 August 2012: A new Parent Education Centre has been launched at Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi's leading maternity hospital, as part of its Patient and Family Education Programme.
Since its inception in 1984, Corniche has been offering lactation clinics, support groups and extensive neonatal services for its patients. The new Parent Education Centre is the hospital's latest step in its continuing efforts to provide world-class care to the citizens of the UAE's capital and beyond.
"We are committed to improving the patient and family experience. It has been a top priority for our staff," says Mariam Al Mazrouei, M.D., the hospital's deputy chief executive officer. "Our new Parent Education Centre addresses our patients' growing need for immediate access to health care information, especially as it relates to the preparation for parenthood. The Centre will provide women and their families with the most up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge to help them to make informed decisions."
The Corniche Parent Education Centre offers classes on prenatal care, exercise during pregnancy, preparation for birth and birthing techniques, birth by caesarean section, and feeding and caring for newborns and infants. Classes are taught in Arabic, English, Malayalam, Hindi and Urdu, are delivered by a qualified and experienced parent education expert, and are available to all hospital patients and their families.
Sharing her Parent Education experience, Salama Al Hamli, a UAE national said: "I was very nervous about my pregnancy and birth. The Parent Education midwife taught me everything I needed to know and the techniques helped me to have a natural birth. And the breastfeeding clinic has helped and supported me to feed my baby the right way. I would recommend this service to all women."
The Parent Education Midwife, Jasmine Sneyd, has nearly thirty years of midwifery and education experience. As a nurse, midwife, lactation consultant, nutritional advisor and hypno-birthing practitioner, Jasmine is able to provide parents with extensive information and preparation.
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 on the Parent Education Center, please contact Jasmine at Tel: 009712 6965166/009712 8117855
For media queries, contact Almas Naseem, Marketing Manager 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.