Dubai, UAE: As UAE’s top-rated hospital, SGH has a reputation of providing quality healthcare
Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH) – Dubai, one of the largest collections of private medical care establishment in the Middle East and North Africa, has just celebrated its first year of operations in the UAE. In a little over one year the hospital has earned kudos for bringing the most advanced healthcare standards to the country. The large, ultra modern hospital with 300 beds is just Phase I of the plan that envisages an expansion in the near future. Phase II will constitute six extra speciality hospitals that will be located in the same, swanky precincts in Al Barsha, Dubai.
“We will have a mini-healthcare city with 600 beds and a medical tower with clinics once the expansion takes place. His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has been very gracious in his support to us. At the core of Saudi German Hospital’s philosophy lies the concept of serving people. That is what we do and that is what we strive for,” Dr Reem Osman, CEO, Saudi German Hospitals Group – Dubai, told Khaleej Times in an exclusive chat.
Remarkable for a new hospital, SGH has all major sub-specialities. The hospital is in the process of developing an open-heart centre and oncology section, which is supposed to open in September 2013. An In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) centre will be launched in 2014. With 450 staff, 120 doctors and more than 145 nurses, SGH is keen on developing various sub-specialities within the hospital. The Group has also announced plans to construct a state-of-the-art medical tower that will accommodate 215 leased clinics, six specialised medical centres and an expansive educational centre.
Dr Reem Osman adds, “The ultramodern infrastructure and a big team of surgeons, physicians and specialists are key to our various innovative healthcare technologies. The group is also actively involved in various corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, including social services and educational programmes for the public. We believe that creating awareness and preventative measures, besides health education and early detection can go a long way to improve the quality of people’s lives.”
Pertinently there is a huge emphasis on quality at the SGH. “We are the largest hospital and one of the biggest groups in the region. Besides operations in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, the UAE, we are going to have a hospital in Egypt soon. We are aiming at providing world-class healthcare to the residents and millions of tourists who come to Dubai each year. SGH is going to be a leading healthcare provider that caters to quality medical tourism in this part of the world,” Dr Reem quipped.
As the only female CEO in the Saudi German Hospitals Group, Dr Reem has a reputation of keeping the door always open to assist the staff and employees of SGH. “It is a huge investment and we have grown pretty fast, building on the strong brand reputation that the hospital enjoys in the region. While orthopaedics continues to be our strength area, our catheterisation laboratory is among the finest in the country,” the CEO revealed.
As a top tertiary hospital, Saudi German Hospital is reputed to have one of the finest paediatrics departments in the UAE. The hospital has a 12-bed intensive care unit (ICU) apart from having an In-ICU (neonatology) and Paediatrics ICU, again remarkable for a new hospital. “At SGH we shall continue to lead from the front,” Dr Reem concludes on a cheerful note.
© Khaleej TimesJun 2013