Seha announces appointment of new Chief Executive Officer from Cleveland Clinic at SKMC
28/10/2009 4:08 pm EDT


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Dr. Maini served as Senior Vice President of Global Solutions at the Cleveland Clinic, and is very familiar with SKMC and chaired the SKMC Steering Committee for the last year. SKMC is owned and operated by Seha, the Abu Dhabi Health Services company which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Dr. Maini received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. Following his internship and residency in Surgery at Boston City Hospital, Boston, MA, he completed a fellowship in Nutrition at the New England Deaconess Hospital, Surgery, Boston, MA and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA.

Dr. Maini spent nearly three decades in leadership positions. In a previous role, he was Chief of Surgery and moved up to become CEO and President of Fallon Clinic in Worchester, Massachusetts.

H.E. Mr. Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Seha, stated:

“We are delighted that Dr. Maini has accepted this position. He will be a major asset to Seha and SKMC bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to our healthsystem. I am quite confident that SKMC’s team will continue to spearhead our high quality patient care services in Abu Dhabi and the UAE. Dr. Maini’s excellence in medicine has been recognized by his peers and the healthcare community both nationally and internationally.”

Dr. Scott Strong, who served as SKMC CEO for the past year, is returning to the U.S. to resume his surgical practice at Cleveland Clinic. He brought to SKMC a level of expertise and leadership that has been a valuable asset to the organization. Under his leadership, both patient access and quality outcomes successfully increased. In addition to that, more beds and services to SKMC were added and a transition of clinical operations was witnessed. Although Dr. Strong is leaving Abu Dhabi, he will continue to work closely with the leadership of SKMC as a member of the Steering Committee.

“I am proud of the strong commitment to quality of care and access for patients at SKMC. Dr. Maini is a respected leader who will continue to strive for clinical excellence and integration of medical expertise and services for patients,” said Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic.

We have enjoyed working with Dr. Strong and look forward to the contributions of Dr. Maini”, said Carl Stanifer, CEO of Seha. “We wish Dr. Strong continued success. Having someone of Dr. Maini’s caliber as the new CEO of SKMC assures us of not only a smooth transition in leadership but continual improvement of the high standards in patient care we expect at our JCI Accredited flagship facility.”

“SKMC already has an enviable reputation in healthcare for delivering high standards of patient care; and I am honored to join this group of professionals at SKMC,” Dr. Maini said. “Being a surgeon is an enormous privilege, and in being the Medical City CEO, the size of the opportunity grows. My challenge will be to exceed our patients’ expectations and to continue delivering world-class quality of care and service, and this will be at the heart of everything we do at SKMC.”

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