Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi releases first 'State of the Clinic' report

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi released its first "State of the Clinic" report, detailing the hospital's growth since it opened in May 2015, according to Albawaba.

In addition to consistent growth in terms of beds and other clinical capacity, the number of nurses and other caregivers grew to 1,479 in 2016, up from less than 800 a year before. The number of physicians also grew by nearly 100 since 2015, now up to 249. The proportion of clinicians who are natives of the United Arab Emirates swelled to 15.5 percent, up from 8.5 percent when the hospital opened.

Patient visits increased across the board in every specialty, including the growth of the hospital's cardiovascular and neurological institutes. The hospital also received designation as a human subject research facility, initiating a research collaboration with New York University Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University.

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