Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center has admitted its first patients into the newly opened Abu Dhabi facility this month. Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center offers specialized and dedicated medical care and rehabilitation services to patients requiring short-term comprehensive rehabilitation and long term care for patients with chronic illness or injury.
Situated in Khalifa City A (Shakhbout City), Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center Abu Dhabi caters for those in need of acute rehabilitation with a high level of physiotherapy, as well as treatment for a broad range of conditions including spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases (such as a stroke) and birth defects.
In advance of the opening Cambridge has also recently welcomed two key members of its operations team, Diana Grobler, VP Operation & Quality and Helen Maunton, Director of Operations. With over 40 years nursing experience in a number of countries including South Africa, KSA and the UAE, Diana has occupied senior nursing positions in a number of settings and is the Chairperson of the JCIA Policy & Procedure Committee. Helen is highly specialized in paediatric care and has over 20 years management and clinical experience in various roles and responsibilities in acute hospitals in both Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
Andrew Escamilla, CEO of Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center said, ” We are excited to bring this long needed service to the communities of Abu Dhabi and later this year to Al Ain. The ability to care for patients with such a variety of medically complex conditions for an extended period of time sets our hospital apart in the community’s healthcare continuum. I am confident that the care we provide will radically improve the quality of service and infrastructure for patients and staff both in the immediate future and in the years to come.”
Cambridge is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, a recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine, long-term care and home care in in the United States. This affiliation provides access to unrivalled experience, knowledge and best practice in the sphere of long-term care and rehabilitation therapies, helping to drive regional standards in the sector. Cambridge staff also receives regular education and training by Spaulding representatives and the facilities undertake auditing and evaluation procedures devised to promote clinical excellence.
The partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center enhances the diabetes disease management program by providing clinical protocols and guidelines, family/patient education resources and materials as well as an in-depth training program. Joslin, located in Boston, USA, is the world’s leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
The Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center partner network also comprises cooperation with ProVita International Medical Center (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) and Manzil Health Care Services. ProVita offers state of the art long-term care for ventilated patients requiring continuous medical intervention a non-hospital setting. Manzil provides professional, individualized, home care services guided by the individual medical, rehabilitative and emotional needs of patients. This integrated approach allows patients to receive care in the most appropriate environment, according to their needs, whilst guaranteeing a consistent level of quality care throughout their transition between care levels.
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