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Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services begins education and training collaboration with Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, UAE

Houston, TX - 10/29/2013

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the global subsidiary of Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, United States of America, has entered into an agreement with Dubai Healthcare City to provide education and training initiatives at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center.

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center is the education and research arm of Dubai Healthcare City. The facility is a dedicated academic complex that houses a number of facilities to support continuous professional development programs and research that promote Dubai Healthcare City’s healthcare education and research mission.

Under this agreement, Houston Methodist will provide proven expertise in medical education and training. This expertise includes experience gained from its existing academic training institute, the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE) as well as the Center for Professional Excellence in Nursing Education, Research & Practice located in Houston Texas.

“This partnership will ultimately benefit health care professionals, patients and the overall community” said Mr. Marwan Abedin, CEO of Dubai Healthcare City.  ‘We are investing heavily in medical education and continuous professional development programs across the full spectrum of health care. Through this strategic partnership with Houston Methodist we will be at the forefront of improving educational opportunities that will allow health professionals in the region to gain access to high-quality programs in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health.”

This collaboration will include clinical training courses, continuing medical education (CME) programs through access to the Houston Methodist International Lecture Series, as well as conferences and symposia.

“Houston Methodist is committed to improving the health of the world community through our sharing of innovative, personalized patient care, health care expertise, and clinical service excellence,” said Cathy Easter, President and CEO of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services. “Our partnership with Dubai Healthcare City demonstrates our shared vision for supporting the progress of health care education and training in the region.”

As part of this agreement, the first lecture series has already taken place covering the topic of diabetes and critical care. The event received a high attendance from healthcare professionals in the UAE and was the first step in this valuable partnership. “We are excited to be involved in this partnership and collaborate with our colleagues within Dubai Healthcare City to further the knowledge and experience of healthcare in the region” said Dr. Sarper Tanli, Vice President of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services for the Europe-Middle East-Africa (EMEA) region.

Houston Methodist Hospital has a legacy of over 90 years of medical milestones that attracts patients from around the world, and is a founding member and partner of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, located in Houston, Texas USA. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services sets a global standard of excellence in patient-centered care, education and training, clinical collaboration, and advisory services. Through its award-winning clinical and professional expertise, Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services gives our international partners and patients a single point of contact for all the services that go into creating a vibrant health care organization, as well as meets the unique needs of international patients who travel thousands of miles to seek healing at Houston Methodist Hospital.