22 August 2016
Saudi Arabia - National Medical Care Company (NMCC) and Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services (HMG) held a ceremony announcing the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both institutions for the next five years. The MoU includes a collaborative work frame between NMCC, represented in Care Academy (CA) and HMG in developing and implementing projects focused on improving the quality of health care services in Saudi Arabia and providing educational opportunities for NMCC's employees and medical staff.
The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Amri, CEO of NMCC, Mr Ahmed O Hawsawi, Executive Director of CA and Dr. Sarper Tanli, Vice President at Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and accompanying representatives from both parties.
Commenting on the signing, Dr. Ahmed Saeed Al Amri, CEO of NMCC, said: "NMCC representing CA and HMG have mapped their collaboration in several fields throughout the MoU which supports our vision to promote health care services provided in Saudi Arabia in accordance to international standards. The projects entail a number of educational programs amongst in-house training programs for NMCC employees in Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, to further develop and introduce effective health care services."
Cathy Easter, President and CEO of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services said: "The MOU signing with NMCC marks another milestone in the Saudi health care sector. At Houston Methodist, we are committed to extending the reach of Houston Methodist Hospital's extraordinary institution to the international community. Our partnership with NMCC reflects on our efforts in supporting Saudi Arabia's vision 2030 to optimize and better utilize the capacity of its hospitals and health care centers, and enhance the quality of health care services provided."
Through the MoU, CA in NMCC seeks HMG's assistance and provisional support through consulting services in academic, education, and quality initiatives focused on providing quality health care to local communities.
Houston Methodist Hospital, founding partner in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas - the largest medical complex in the world -- has a long history that spans more than 90 years of medical and health care services' excellence. Houston Methodist is ranked as one of the top 20 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services has contributed massively to the patient experience sector and has attracted international patients from the corners of the earth to receive treatment in its advanced facilities in Houston, Texas.
Care Academy (CA) in NMCC was formulated in February 2016 to promote high-quality training and education in all NMCC Business Units. Since then, CA has established a strong focus on continuous education programs for both clinical and non-clinical professionals, as well as health promotion activities for patients, community and school based-programs, and pre and post graduate Saudization training programs.
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