UHS explores future collaboration with US Children’s National Health System and MD Anderson Cancer Centre

SHARJAH: University Hospital Sharjah, UHS, the Children’s National Health System, Washington DC, and the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, University of Texas, have discussed cooperation in medical experience and knowledge, the latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of general paediatric diseases, and future collaboration between the hospitals.

US medical delegations comprising a number of experts in health and paediatric consultants from the Children’s National Health System, Dr. David Jacobsohn, Dr. Kevin Cleary, Dr. Marius Linguraru, Dr. Christy Baxter, Dr. Pam King Sams, Dr. Martha Quinn Mccollum, Dr. Patricia Paulino and Dr. Melissa Price, and from MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Ara. A.Vaporciyan, Robert A Wolff, Belinda DeBose and Candace Baer, visited UHS.

The delegations were received by Michael Stroud, Chief Executive Officer of University Hospital Sharjah, who provided them with an overview of UHS’s state-of-the-art facilities with a focus on the Centre of Paediatrics, which provides high standards of care within the fields of paediatric medical, surgical services, paediatric gastroenterology, paediatric urology, paediatric plastic surgery, neonatal surgery and paediatric surgical emergencies.

Speaking about the visits, Mr. Stroud said, “Our meeting with these delegations comes in line with our commitment to supporting the expertise of consultants and specialists in our hospital, and providing them with updates on the latest developments in the field of paediatrics.” “It also forms part of our ambitious strategy, inspired by the directives of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to achieve even greater levels of excellence in patient treatment and develop the healthcare sector in Sharjah, so as to put Sharjah at the forefront of the latest advances in healthcare. We discussed with our US counterparts the latest trends and advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies in the field,” he added.

The talks also touched on the current and future trends in managing treatment plans for children, and reviewed innovative strategies and evidence-based practices essential for managing the challenges facing paediatricians, as well as patients.

UHS and the visiting hospitals agreed to exchange visits on a regular basis to stay abreast of the latest developments in paediatric diagnostic and treatment services, follow up on patient treatment plans, and evaluate paediatric patients’ conditions.