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Cleveland Clinic showcases global patient services at Arab Health 2007

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, January 10 - 2007 @ 09:02

In addition to the delegation of top physicians presenting at the Arab Health Congress, led by the President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, M.D., this year Cleveland Clinic will also showcase its services for international patients at the Arab Health Exhibition. Cleveland Clinic has a longstanding history of treating patients from the Arab world and recently signed an agreement with Mubadala Development to establish a world-class specialty hospital in Abu Dhabi, called Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

“The demand for an increasingly broad range and high quality of specialized healthcare, surgical procedures and other treatments is growing very fast,” said Dr. Cosgrove. “There is a demand for a variety of locally-based and overseas patient services and Cleveland Clinic is continually developing new ways to make its world class healthcare available more easily to more patients.”

A pioneer of international patient services, Cleveland Clinic offers a combination of local services, electronic consultations, telemedicine and overseas healthcare. Some of those services will be showcased at Arab Health, demonstrating how easy it is for patients in the Arab world to use Cleveland Clinic services.

A regular speaker at the Arab Health Congress, Dr. Cosgrove will present on ‘The Quality Revolution’ at the Leaders in Healthcare Conference on January 29. Managing and measuring quality has always been high on Cleveland Clinic’s agenda and the organization now has one of the most comprehensive and robust quality management systems in healthcare. Cleveland Clinic founded the Quality Institute in 1998 to measure and recommend ways of continuously enhance the quality of care throughout Cleveland Clinic facilities and make findings available to patients.

Five top Cleveland Clinic speakers will present to delegates attending the Leaders in Healthcare Conference (January 29), the Orthopaedics Conference (January 29-30), Middle East Obs-Gyne Conference (January 29-30), IT in Healthcare Conference (January 28 – February 1) and the 2007 Update: Management of Rheumatic Diseases (31 January 31 – February 1). These speakers and their topics are:

• Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, M.D.
President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Cosgrove has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures and has become a world-renowned expert in the field of heart valve repair. He will discuss “The Quality Revolution” at the Leaders in Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 29 at 3 p.m.

• Richard Schlenk, M.D.
Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute, Lutheran Hospital
Dr. Schlenk will present at the Adult Spine session of the Arab Health Orthopaedics Conference. His two presentation topics are “Artificial Disc Surgery” and “The Failed Back,” which he will present on January 29 at 10:50 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. respectively.

• Jeffrey M. Goldberg, M.D.
Head of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Goldberg will deliver two presentations at the second Middle East Obs-Gyne Conference on January 29: “PCOS” (polycystic ovary syndrome) at 11:30 a.m. and “Dilemmas in Recurrent Miscarriages” at 12 noon.

• C. Martin Harris, M.D., MBA
Chief Information Officer and Chairman of the Information Technology Division, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Harris will deliver the international keynote address at Arab Health’s IT in Healthcare Conference. He will discuss “Leveraging technology to enhance the value of quality medical care delivered to patients” to include how technology can be used to extend the reach of healthcare services to patients. His presentation is on Tuesday, January 30 at 8:40 a.m.

• Leonard Calabrese, D.O.
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, R.J. Fasenmyer Chair, in Clinical Immunology, Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Leonard will chair Day 2 of the “2007 Update: Management of Rheumatic Diseases.” He will also present “Challenges in the diagnosis and management of small and large vessel vasculitis” on Thursday, February 1 at 10:20 a.m.

Cleveland Clinic Heart Center was recently ranked number one in the United States for the 12th Consecutive Year by the annual U. S. News & World Report, “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Cleveland Clinic was also ranked among the three best hospitals in the United States out of more than six thousand hospitals surveyed and its Taussig Cancer Centre was ranked 14th in the United States. Overall, the survey ranked 16 specialties at the Clinic among the best in the United States and deemed 11 of those specialties to be among the top 10.

Cleveland Clinic Urological Institute and Digestive Disease Center are also ranked very near the top of their fields. The institution’s specialties of orthopaedics, otolaryngology, nephrology, neurology/neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary, endocrinology, and geriatrics are each positioned in America’s top ten. Other specialties noted for excellence at Cleveland Clinic include ophthalmology, gynecology, cancer, and psychiatry. Cleveland Clinic has about 1,500 physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. In 2005, Cleveland Clinic provided for nearly 3 million outpatient visits and more than 50,000 hospital admissions from more than 80 nations including patients from across the Arab world.

Cleveland Clinic has a longstanding history of helping Middle East patients and is taking part in Arab Health in recognition of the increasing demands for healthcare services in the region. Cleveland Clinic has its own International Center to help facilitate the journey for international patients who need to travel to Cleveland Clinic for care. The International Center helps to coordinate travel arrangements, lodging and medical appointments for patients and physicians from around the world, plus services for patients such as interpreters for health care appointments.

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