Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Extends Reputation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery Excellence to Region with Heart and Vascular Institute
August 23, 2017, CLEVELAND and ABU DHABI: For the second year in a row, Cleveland Clinic is ranked the No. 2 hospital in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, retaining its position as the No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 23rd successive year.
“I am incredibly proud of this organization and everyone who works here,” said Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Cleveland Clinic president and CEO. “These rankings are a reflection of our caregivers’ unwavering commitment to providing the very best care to the patients we are privileged to serve.”
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which opened in 2015, is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements in support of the region’s specific healthcare needs. The hospital provides patients direct access to the world’s best healthcare providers with more than 30 medical and surgical specialties represented through 13 institutes.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Heart and Vascular Institute was the first in the Middle East to introduce transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as an alternative to traditional open-heart valve replacement surgery. It offers a wide spectrum of services, from diagnostic to cutting-edge treatments, such as hybrid coronary revascularization, and minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.
Tomislav Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CEO, said: “We are proud to play a significant role in the expanding international story of Cleveland Clinic. Every day, our dedicated physicians and nurses deliver Cleveland Clinic’s commitment to excellence in complex and critical heart care to the people of the Middle East.”
In compiling its rankings, U.S. News studied objective data, such as risk-adjusted survival, readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. According to U.S. News, these rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.
The rankings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook, available on newsstands Sept. 12, 2017.