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Middle East
Methodist International Begins Affiliation with New Hospital in the International Medical City in Salalah, Oman
09/04/2012

Methodist International, the global subsidiary of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, United States of America, has entered into an affiliation to provide services for the development and operations of the new acute tertiary care hospital in The Medical City (TMC) in Salalah, the Governorate of Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman. The Medical City has been proposed by the Apex Medical Group (AMG) and is under development in strategic partnership with the Ministries of Tourism and Health in Oman.

Apex Medical Group is part of Al Joaib Holding, a major Saudi group with a diversified portfolio of businesses in Saudi Arabia, GCC and USA. Al Joaib Holdings is a highly reputable name in the Middle East with deeply rooted knowledge in the business environment. AMG and Al Joaib Holding are behind the $1 billion International Medical City in Oman which is being developed on an 800,000 sqm site in Salalah. In addition to the new hospital, the facilities will also include a state-of-the-art diagnostic center, a health care resort and a health care education complex. The Medical City will also feature a luxury hotel, wellness center, and will offer free medical and educational community support services to poor families.

Located east of Salalah, TMC healthcare complex will offer a comprehensive continuum of specialized medical and surgical services through its new large multispecialty acute tertiary care hospital.

Methodist International will be at the core of program management to coordinate development and implementation activities. Methodist International will set up the management and operation system of the tertiary care hospital including the recruitment and training of hospital C-suite staff. Leadership development, clinical integration and medical management models will also be implemented. A clinical and administrative team of consultants from Houston will focus on the development and establishment of exceptional and distinguishable clinical, operational and quality standards for the multispecialty hospital in Salalah. Following the opening of the hospital, Methodist International will be involved in a 10-year affiliation focused on quality, training and knowledge transfer management.

Dr. Abdulla Al Joaib, President of Al Joiab Group said, “Our colleagues at Methodist International are world-renowned experts in the medical field, and we are extremely proud to be working with them on this project for the Medical City. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with Methodist International.” “Our partnership with Apex Medical Group brings two organizations together with a shared vision for quality and differentiated services. Methodist International is committed to providing leading medicine coupled with the finest healing skill and compassion. This project will support the progress of health care services in Salalah and Oman,” said Cathy Easter, President and CEO of Methodist International.

Methodist International sets a standard of excellence in providing international advisory services, clinical collaboration, professional education and training, hospital management, affiliations and patient care. Methodist International delivers the vast operational expertise and educational opportunities available at the Methodist Hospital to the international community. The 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.