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Cleveland Clinic Hosts Abu Dhabi Night; to Update Community Caregivers on Global Growth

Recruitment Ongoing for Physicians, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, and Non-Clinical Staff

April 9, 2013

Cleveland Clinic will host Abu Dhabi Night, a public event designed to update the Northeast Ohio community and Cleveland Clinic caregivers on the hospital’s global strategy and the latest developments in Abu Dhabi, on Monday, April 15, at 4:30 p.m., in the InterContinental Hotel Bank of America Conference Center.

In addition to the evening program, a recruitment open house will be held from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. in the conference center. The open house event is designed for physicians, nurses and non-clinical professionals interested in pursuing career opportunities at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. International recruiters will be on hand to provide information and answer any related questions about working and living in Abu Dhabi.

The evening program will explore developments in global healthcare, the Abu Dhabi healthcare sector, and the latest updates on Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, managed by Cleveland Clinic.

“We admire the government of Abu Dhabi’s commitment to increasing the accessibility of world-class healthcare in the emirate, and Cleveland Clinic has developed longstanding relationships in support of that goal,” said Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “We are excited to expand globally the Cleveland Clinic model of care and bring our services to the people of Abu Dhabi and the Middle East.”

Doors open for the event at 4:30 p.m. for registration. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. and is followed by a reception at 6:45 p.m.

Speakers include:

  • Toby Cosgrove, MD, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic
  • William Cohen, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chairman and CEO, The Cohen Group
  • Marc Choufani, Senior Vice President, Mubadala Healthcare
  • Fred DeGrandis, Interim CEO, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
  • Marc Harrison, MD, CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cleveland Clinic is engaged with the government of Abu Dhabi in two hospital projects: Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), managed by Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, established through an agreement with Mubadala Healthcare, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company.

SKMC consists of a 750-bed acute care hospital and 14 specialized outpatient clinics accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). Managed by Cleveland Clinic, SKMC is part of the SEHA HealthSystem and is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA), which is responsible for the curative activities of all public hospitals and clinics in Abu Dhabi.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a world-class multispecialty hospital being built on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi. The hospital will be a 360-bed (expandable to 490) facility, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. Modeled after its parent hospital in the United States, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will have five centers of excellence in the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye, and Respiratory & Critical Care.

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi currently has close to 300 caregivers employed in Abu Dhabi. The hospital will be made up of approximately 170 consulting physicians and 1,500 nurses and allied health professionals. Active recruitment is underway to fill these positions.

“Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is creating a multitude of new opportunities for physicians, nurses, and non-clinical professionals,” said Marc Harrison, MD, CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. “It’s opening up new career paths and new leadership opportunities in a vibrant, booming, and truly international city. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is creating a whole new talent pipeline that will encourage the sharing of ideas, innovations, and technology across the globe, attracting the best and brightest talent to Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland and Abu Dhabi.”

To register for Cleveland Clinic’s Abu Dhabi Night, visit

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, currently under construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2012, there were 5.1 million outpatient visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 157,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 130 countries. Visit us at Follow us at

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