Annual Report 2012

SHEIKH KHALIFA MEDICAL CITY

Achievements in 2012

  • Participated in the launch of the new Tas’heel program to facilitate and improve Emirati patients’ experience in the Emergency Department.
  • Six Emirati Managers sent to leadership training at the Cleveland Clinic International Caregivers Summit.
  • 154 qualified Tawteen candidates completed training and were recommended for hire.
  • Of the 70 UAE nationals who joined as part of the Tawteen initiative in October 2011, a total of 50 candidates completed the training and are now eligible for permanent employment.
  • Education Institute Accomplishments include 100% Arab Board passing rate in Family Medicine, Dermatology Step 2, and Pediatric residencies.
  • Clinical teaching unit established for consistent resident teaching.
  • The new Emergency Department opened and dealt with more than 103,000 visits.
  • Collected 27,595 units in blood donations.
  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute became the first transfusion service and the second blood donor center in the UAE to be AABB (American Association of Blood Bank) accredited, and the first in the Emirate and the fourth in the UAE to achieve CAP (College of American Pathologists) accreditation.
  • First SEHA hospital to get institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International LLC (ACGME-1).
  • First and only institution outside USA to get Chest Pain Accreditation Cycle 4 and the only hospital to offer PCI services to acute myocardial infarction.
  • First accredited echocardiography lab outside Europe.
  • First Echo Simulator model in the Middle East and one of the few around the world.
Background

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) is a flagship institution of the SEHA HealthSystem. It provides a comprehensive array of services through its sophisticated network of hospitals, primary healthcare centers, and specialist clinics.

SKMC’s staff numbers more than 3,820. It has total capacity of 711 licensed beds and offers a wide variety of medical and surgical treatments and diagnostic facilities.

A founding objective of SKMC was to provide an international standard and style of care so that people would no longer need to travel abroad for medical treatment. SKMC operates under the management of Cleveland Clinic, one of the most respected US hospital groups. The institution has three major facilities – Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Institute, and the Behavioral Science Pavilion – situated in one complex at the heart of the capital city, as well as 14 outpatient specialty clinics and two urgent care centers that serve Abu Dhabi Island.

The SKMC team includes 672 physicians (160 consultants), 652 paramedics, 1,439 nurses, and 652 administrative personnel. On average, 1,384 admissions are handled every month as well as 56,414 outpatient visits and 14,516 emergency and urgent care visits. About 575 general surgical procedures are carried out each month, as well as some 11,947 scans.