Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai Vice Chairman of Executive Council
26 January 2010
Samsung Medical Center In Collaboration with INDEX Holding Inauguration
First Samsung Medical Center Outside Korea in Dubai
Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Deputy Ruler of Dubai Vice Chairman of Executive Council Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding has been inaugurated today in Dubai Healthcare City.
Inauguration ceremony has been attended by His Excellency Qahdi Saeed Al Murooshid, General Director, Dubai Health Authority, Abdul Salam Al Madani, President, INDEX Holding, Dr. Amina Al Rustamani, CEO – TECOM Business Park, Dr. Ayesha Abdulla, Managing Director, Dubai Healthcare City, Dr. Abdul Kareem Al Olama, Vice President - Centre for Healthcare Planning and Quality, Dubai Healthcare City, Dr. Jong Chul Rhee, President & CEO of Samsung Medical Center, Dr. Han Yong Choi, President of Samsung Seoul Hospital, and a number of hospitals directors and officials from the medical sector and dignitaries.
The centre is the first of its kind for Samsung Medical Center outside Korea and the decision was made based on the agreement signed last October between INDEX Holding and Samsung Medical Center. The two parties are confident that Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is the ideal venue to host such an international medical center. Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding will provide advanced medical services for Emaratis and residents in Dubai, UAE, GGC countries, Middle East and North Africa region. The center occupies an area of more than 10.000 square feet in Dubai Health Care City
Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding comprises of a team of Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals in addition to the medical visits by specialists from Samsung Medical Centers and hospitals in Korea. Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding provides specialized medical services in Cancer, Cardiology, Nephrology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Women Health and Family Medicine.
“Opening Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding is a new medical achievement added to the continuous achievements of Dubai. We are pleased that a world-class center like Samsung Medical Center has decided to open its first medical center in the world in Dubai. The decision reflects the investors’ trust in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and in the vision of its wise leadership represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE Ruler of Dubai and the continuous support of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai Minister of Finance and Industry President of Dubai Health Authority. This project that was initiated by INDEX Holding under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority is a new achievement added to the ongoing success in the medical sector in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates” said His Excellency Qahdi Al Mroushid, Director General, Dubai Health Authority.
Samsung Medical Center in Collaboration with INDEX Holding aims to attract medical tourism to the region and to exchange knowledge and experiences.
“After an extended research and study of this project and its importance to the medical sector in the region on the long term, we decided to invest in it. We will continue working in collaboration with Samsung Medical Center to enhance the health of Emarati and non Emarati residents in UAE. We would like to thank Dubai Government and all its institutions for their unremitting support to the medical and private sectors which we consider as major incentives that attract international leading institutions to Dubai and encourage us to achieve the best” said Abdul Salam Al Madani, President of INDEX Holding.
“We have decided to open the first Samsung Medical Center, the first of its kind outside Korea, in Collaboration with INDEX Holding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates due to the trust we have in this city and its capabilities in providing all the requirements for establishing such project. The Dubai Emirate offers world class facilities and infrastructures that compete with those in the largest developed countries around the world. Dubai under its wise leadership represented by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has a worldwide outstanding reputation and the two countries enjoy a steady friendship and business relations’. In addition, UAE’s leadership vision and its continuous support to the medical sector is an incentive to us to invest in this project, as we will be able to provide advanced medical services for patients in the Middle East, GCC countries and North Africa.
Dr. Ayesha Abdullah, Senior Vice President of Dubai Healthcare City said: “Dubai Healthcare City is delighted to welcome Samsung Medical Center - a major international brand – who shares our commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-focused care. Though its collaboration with INDEX Holding, I am confident that the Samsung Medical Centre will further contribute to making DHCC the leading location for healthcare but more importantly, to improving the health of the community.”
Samsung Medical Center was established in Korea in 1995 and currently includes 3 specialized hospitals in Seoul and other provinces. The hospital ranks the first for eight years successively and is known to be the best specialized hospital in Korea. Samsung Medical Center hosts more than 40 centers and specialized units in all medical specialties and employs more than 10.000 employees including 5.000 specialized medical staff and is considered as one of the largest advanced medical complexes in Korea. Also as a designated teaching hospital for Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center produces outstanding future leaders in healthcare.