Annual Report 2012

TAWAM HOSPITAL

Achievements in 2012

  • The perfect JCI accreditation score is 10 and Tawam scored 9.91288.
  • Oncology installed the second linear accelerator.
  • Laboratories accredited by College of American Pathologists.
  • The passing rate for the Pediatric Arab Board Exam results is 90% – the highest in UAE. Of the matched residents, 87% are now UAE nationals.
  • Tawam was recognized by HA-AD as the first hospital in UAE to implement screening for critical congenital heart disease. An award was given in a special ceremony in September.
  • In the first international recognition of the UAE on the Pan-Arab Neurosurgical Society Executive Council, Dr Amr El Shawarby, president of the Emirates Neuroscience Society, was also elected president of the Pan-Arab Neurosurgical Society.
  • Shortlisted for ‘Tomotherapy, the New Era of Imaging, Diagnostic & Treatment of Cancer’ at the 2012 Arab Health Awards.
  • Oncology services received the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences.
  • A patient was found to have a rare type of ectopic pregnancy with catastrophic potential complications. The multidisciplinary treatment plan was completed and the patient was discharged in excellent condition on the third post-operative day.
  • Pediatric Residency Program residents’ scores on the American In-Training exam were even higher than their peers in the USA.
  • Under the Knowledge Transfer Program, 25 healthcare professionals visited and conducted more than 5,000 teaching hours.
  • Received ACGME-I accreditation as a teaching hospital.
Background

Tawam Hospital was built in 1979 as a 227-bed referral and acute care general hospital to serve the entire UAE. Since then, growth has been uninterrupted and the hospital now has 461 beds available for use. It has been managed since early 2006 by Johns Hopkins Medicine International and provides comprehensive tertiary care for patients in Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Region.

In addition to the main hospital close to Al Ain’s city center, Tawam manages four satellite facilities: Tawam Dental Center, Neima Primary Healthcare Clinic, Al Jahli Primary Healthcare Clinic, and Al Wagan Hospital, which is located 90 km south of Al Ain. Al Wagan Hospital is a primary care and critical access hospital with two five-bed wards, ambulatory treatment clinics, general dentistry facilities, and a critical access emergency department.

Tawam anchors advanced patient care, highly complex surgical and interventional cardiac procedures, and trauma-level emergency services. A professional staff of 3,200 includes more than 568 physicians, 1,072 nurses, and 569 paramedics, supported by about 991 administrative personnel.

They work in ten operating theaters, nine general and one C-section suites, and 20 wards with additional ambulatory treatment clinics and an emergency department.

More than 23% of all staff are UAE nationals. As well as being a tertiary teaching hospital, Tawam has inpatient, VIP, and royal care facilities; a polyclinic housing specialty referral centers, medical library, and education and training resources; a radiotherapy building with a palliative care inpatient ward, new ambulatory chemotherapy and oncology clinics, and two linear accelerators; and a breast cancer center providing comprehensive breast cancer services including mobile imaging.

In total, Tawam Hospital conducts more than 8,000 surgical procedures every year, ranging from general surgical to highly specialized orthopedic, neurology, gynecology, trauma, and head and neck surgery. Births number close to 4,176 annually and more than 36,349 dialysis treatments are carried out.