Annual Report 2012

AL RAHBA HOSPITAL

Achievements in 2012

  • JCI accreditation granted for third time, having been the first public hospital in the UAE to receive accreditation.
  • Opening ‘Al Ri’aya’ fast-track emergency services provides high-quality healthcare more quickly for women and children who are Thiqa card holders.
  • Workshops on ‘Trauma Registry’ and ‘Trauma Outcomes & Performance’ Improvement paved the way to develop a specialized Trauma Center.
  • The new 1.5T MRI scanner is the world’s only digital MRI system.
  • Collaboration between Mafraq and Al Rahba resulted in aligning hospital information management.
  • Expanded ICU and NICU by adding 27 new beds.
  • Opened new Rheumatology and Cardiology Clinics; re-opened Ophthalmology clinic.
  • Patient Satisfaction Survey results: Inpatient department 90.2%, Outpatient 85.9%, Accident and Emergency 86.5%.
  • Child injury prevention program began with the distribution of 500 child carseats to all newborns.
  • Platinum Award for ‘Rapid Response Team in ER’ at the SEHA Transformational Event awards.
  • Implementation of two new clinical pathways – Asthma and Pulmonary Tuberculosis – will improve patient care and outcome.
  • One ED Consultant has joined in October, bringing the total to 21 – twelve Tier 1 and nine Tier 2.
  • Hosted third National Women’s conference for 800+ attendees, showcasing best practices in women’s health.
  • Healthcare awareness program featured Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, Osteoporosis Day, World Diabetes Day, first-aid education for schoolchildren and parents, and Breastfeeding Diet Day.
  • Increased national workforce by 30 employees and provided training programs that contribute to increasing expertise and skills.
  • Submitted 10 research abstracts that were all reviewed and accepted in USA.
Background

Al Rahba Hospital is located on the northeast side of Abu Dhabi city on the main Dubai highway. It is an advanced secondary care hospital offering medical and surgical services, and is committed to continued development and investment in building a center of excellence.

Because of Al Rahba’s location just off the busy commuter route between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it is the primary emergency room for road traffic accidents. It is not unusual for the hospital to receive multiple trauma cases after a major accident, the greatest number at any one time being more than 200 who were treated over a three-hour period following a chain reaction pile-up in 2008.

The hospital was opened in 2003 and, since July 2008, has been managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine International, one of the world’s most respected healthcare institutions. As well as serving community needs through curative expertise, the hospital operates a growing number of preventative programs to reduce chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.

Al Rahba’s facilities include accident and emergency services, obstetrics and gynecology, maternity, dialysis, and neonatal intensive care. The hospital has 114 beds in seven wards and a professional staff of more than 700. On average, it deals with 13,000 emergency and outpatient visits every month, 650 inpatient admissions, and 150 operations, mainly gynecology, orthopedics, and general surgery.