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Sep 15 2009

Construction begins on Danat Al Emarat Women & Children's Hospital

Construction begins on Danat Al Emarat Women & Children's Hospital
UEMedical one step closer to establishing world-class integrated healthcare system

Abu Dhabi, UAE: UEMedical has officially broken ground and began construction on Danat Al Emarat Women & Children's Hospital. The ground-breaking was attended by Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Managing Director & CEO of UEMedical, Mr. Emanuel Mikho, Vice President & Director of Healthcare - Middle East of US-based project architects 'HKS' and Mr. Hany Amer, Vice President & Regional Manager of consultants ' Engineering Consultants Group '.

"In line with our vision of becoming the region's leading healthcare development and investment company, we are excited to begin construction of this outstanding facility, which is destined to set a new standard for patient care delivery throughout the region. The hospital will provide critically needed maternity and neonatal services in Abu Dhabi as outlined in the 2008 report by Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, and we are firmly committed to begin operations by the end of 2011," stated Mr. Al Shorafa.

Located in the Officers City area of Abu Dhabi, the US$ 150 million Danat Al Emarat Hospital will become one of the largest and most comprehensive Women and Children's hospitals in the Middle East. It will support UEMedical's multiple missions of delivering world-class, patient-centric care, and improving the long-term health of the population. Renowned Singaporean healthcare operators ParkwayHealth will manage the 200-bed facility, positioning it at the forefront of the region's medical sector and establishing it as a referral centre for high-risk pregnancies and a regional Centre of Excellence for women and children's health.

Al Ghurair Arabian Foundations Engineering was selected by UEMedical for the first phase of the construction process, and the contract for the second and final phase of construction will similarly be tendered to guarantee the highest quality of the project and aptness. "We are delighted to have been chosen for the first phase of the build of this prestigious project. Danat Al Emarat will be yet another landmark project that we are proud to be a part of and we look forward to the prompt completion of the building base structure," said Mr. Hussein Hatata, General Manager of local contractor Al Ghurair Arabian Foundations Engineering .

Danat Al Emarat will be a part of the integrated healthcare delivery system currently being developed by UEMedical which includes the recently launched network of premium outpatient health centres, HealthPlus.

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UEMedical
United Eastern Medical (UEMedical) was formed in 2005 with the aim of raising the standard of healthcare service delivery, and has since become Abu Dhabi's leading privately owned Healthcare Development and Investment Company. UEMedical possesses the breadth of experience, the network of expertise and the financial backing to assume a prominent role in a complex and challenging healthcare environment, aiming to differentiate themselves on the basis of medical excellence, innovation and an unparalleled level of customer service. Through the participation and support of key stakeholders and the public at large, UEMedical will develop and manage an integrated healthcare delivery system that comprises world-class specialty hospitals and outpatient facilities throughout the UAE. The UEMedical portfolio of projects under way includes a 200-bed women and children's hospital, a premium network of primary care and specialty health centers and Abu Dhabi's first Medical Spa and Wellness Center, in addition to an advanced stem cell processing and storage facility.

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