Alfardan Medical with Northwestern Medicine (AMNM) has announced plans for continued expansion and collaboration with the launch of new offerings, apart from further enhancing its existing specialties, on the occsion of its first anniversary of providing premium and innovative health care in Qatar.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday at Burj Alfardan in Lusail City, Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s vice president of operations Dr Daniel Derman said they have opened the ‘Diabetes Excellence Centre at AMNM this week.
“The Diabetes Excellence Centre provides all the care related to diabetes under one roof,” said Dr Derman, who was joined by Alfardan Group President and CEO Omar Hussain Alfardan, AMNM’s COO Dr Nabhan Abou Rjaili, and chief medical officer Dr Jessica Adam.
AMNM offers a comprehensive, multispecialty and multidisciplinary plan to help manage diabetes, a condition that affects many parts of the body, explained Dr Adam.
“That is something that we do really well here,” she said, noting that AMNM have a lot of highly qualified and skilled doctors who will be offering specialist level care in diabetes.
Plans are also underway for the launch of Psychiatry and Psychology at AMNM – a high-quality, patient-centric medical and day surgery centre, which has a pioneering focus on tackling community-wide chronic illnesses.
Current specialties offered at AMNM include Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT), Dentistry, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, Fertility Medicine and Gynecology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine, Paediatrics, Endocrinology, Radiology and Lab, and Executive Health.
“AMNM gives patients a destination to receive a wide variety of ambulatory, meaning not in the hospital but outpatient care in one single location, really the first-of-its-kind offering in Qatar,” Dr Derman said.
As part of a continuous ‘Quality Improvement Plan’, key stakeholders from Northwestern Medicine and Alfardan Group recently held organisational workshops to continue improving upon the processes laid out in AMNM’s mission: to deliver the most advanced care with service excellence.
“The partnership between Alfardan Group and Northwestern Medicine leverages both organisations’ complementary strengths: Alfardan Group’s legacy of providing exclusive experiences in Qatar, and Northwestern Medicine's established reputation in the medical field as one of the top 10 hospitals in the US,” Dr Derman said.
Omar Alfardan highlighted AMNM’s key role in bringing excellent, high-quality healthcare and medical specialties to the region, as it significantly contributes “to Qatar’s position as a hub for premium healthcare, advanced medical services, and medical tourism, unwaveringly working towards the human development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030”.
“Qatar is striving to build a knowledge-based economy and society, including advanced health systems, and we aim to meet this challenge by fulfilling the healthcare needs of existing and future generations,” he said.
AMNM offers an evidence-based, American healthcare model as a premium surgery center, and a recent expansion also allows surgical patients to stay overnight at the facility for up to 48 hours after their procedure.
The AMNM team has the opportunity to consult with doctors at Northwestern Medicine for some cases live during surgeries and can refer patients directly to Chicago for more specialised treatments if needed, positioning it as one of the top medical facilities in the region.
AMNM adheres to international benchmarks and standards of medical infrastructure and services, offering patients and their families a unique, upscale setting with innovative services and experienced physicians. It extends Northwestern Medicine’s patient-first mission to people seeking premier healthcare services in Qatar.
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