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2011 Johns Hopkins Partners Forum Comes to Beirut - 10/25/2011

2011 Johns Hopkins Partners Forum Comes to Beirut

Release Date: October 25, 2011

Physicians and experts in nursing, hospital management, patient safety, risk management, and other areas from the UAE, Turkey, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Lebanon attended the 2011 Johns Hopkins Partners Forum earlier this month. This year, Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC) of Lebanon welcomed representatives of some of the world’s leading health care institutions.

The two-day event, now in its sixth year, was titled “The Power of a Global Network in Today’s Healthcare Landscape.” It brought together more than 60 representatives to share best practices in health care delivery and hospital administration. Presentations focused on patient safety, clinical education, research, infection control, performance improvement, nursing and systems development.

“We are grateful that Clemenceau Medical Center opened its doors to the Johns Hopkins Partners Forum participants,” says Steve Thompson, chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine International. “Developing a global health care network that is aimed at elevating the standards of care worldwide, is  the common theme behind our discussions this year. We aim to be industry leaders in this approach, and are honored to collaborate with like-minded institutions in an endeavor that can have a tremendous impact on health care delivery in communities around the world.”

“As one of Johns Hopkins’ oldest affiliates, we were excited to host the forum this year,” said Mounes Kalaawi, M.D., chief executive officer of the Clemenceau Medical Center. “We are honored that our colleagues from around the globe joined us to share and explore the new strategies to elevate health care delivery in the region and around the world.”

CMC, a 106-bed, modern medical center in the heart of Beirut, signed an affiliation agreement with Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) in 2002 to become JHI’s first Middle Eastern partner. The 10-year agreement includes collaborations in clinical program development, patient and quality management services, and educational packages for physicians, nurses and technical staff.  

Johns Hopkins Medicine’s presence in the Middle East also includes the operational management of three other JCI-accredited hospitals in the United Arab Emirates (Tawam, Al Rahba and Corniche) owned by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA). Other Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliations include Perdana University School of Medicine (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Anadolu Medical Center (Gebze, Turkey), and Clínica Las Condes (Santiago, Chile).

About Johns Hopkins Medicine International

Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) facilitates the global expansion of the Johns Hopkins Medicine mission: to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. JHI provides personalized, culturally appropriate care for patients traveling from outside Maryland and the United States, and for local patients with limited English proficiency. JHI also leverages Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base in medicine, nursing, public health, business and health care administration to provide services in hospital management, health care consulting and clinical education through strategic alliances and affiliations throughout the world.

About Clemenceau Medical Center:

Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC), established in 2006 and affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International, is a state-of-the-art medical center in the heart of Beirut, Lebanon. CMC has been JCI accredited in 2009 and is capable of delivering high-quality healthcare services in a timely, cost-efficient and pleasant environment to patients from Lebanon and the Middle East. Its mission being “Caring, Safety, Excellence”, Clemenceau Medical Center has established centers of excellence in several specialties, including cardiology, ophthalmology, hematology and oncology, digestive and liver diseases, cardiothoracic surgery, and minimally invasive and colorectal surgery. CMC houses all specialty branches and is fully equipped with the most advanced medical technology.

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