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June 19, 2016

HE Dr. Al Maadheed Discusses Excellence In Healthcare At WCM-Q

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His Excellency Dr. Mohammed G A Al Maadheed shared his expert knowledge of establishing world-class healthcare facilities in a presentation to fellow healthcare professionals at the latest installment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Grand Rounds.
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Dr. Al Maadheed has held many key leadership roles in the development of Qatar’s rapidly growing healthcare sector in the past two decades.

Among many other achievements, Dr. Al Maadheed was instrumental in realizing the vision to establish a state-of-the-art, purpose-built orthopedic and sports medicine hospital in Qatar in his role as Director General of Aspetar from 2003 to 2012, which attained international recognition when it was accredited as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in 2009.

Speaking at WCM-Q to an audience of physicians, researchers, students and healthcare professionals, Dr. Al Maadheed explained the most effective strategies for setting up and managing healthcare facilities to achieve excellence in patient care and health outcomes.

In his presentation, entitled ‘Healthcare facilities: from a vision to recognition of excellence’, Dr. Al Maadheed said: “How do we plan these long-term projects? Well, unfortunately there is no manual that you can simply follow step-by-step because in every case your environment and circumstances will be different.”

Dr. Al Maadheed was also the Director General and Project Director of the Anti-Doping Lab Qatar, which was inaugurated in December 2012 and received World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) accreditation in 2015, and he continues to provide stewardship as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Since 2010 he has been Director General and Project Director of a new ‘greenfield’ state-of-the-art medical facility for addiction treatment and rehabilitation in Qatar.

Dr. Al Maadheed, who is also active in the humanitarian field and is President of Qatar Red Crescent, said that it was important never to lose focus of the moral and ethical responsibilities that come with working in healthcare.

Following his presentation, Dr. Al Maadheed answered questions from his fellow healthcare professionals in the audience.

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