United Arab Emirates Undersecretary of the Department of Health H.E. Mohamed Al Hameli visited UCLA Health to sign an agreement with Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and CEO of the UCLA Health Hospital System, formalizing a new referral relationship between the two institutions. The agreement ensures that sponsored Emerati patients not only receive the expert medical care they need for complex conditions, but also continuity of care after they leave the United States. In addition, UCLA Health will consult and collaborate with providers in the UAE to strengthen the country’s medical services and research programs.
“This formal partnership with the United Arab Emirates builds on an already-strong relationship between the two institutions,” said Spisso. “Being chosen as a preferred partner is not only an honor – it also validates the world-class care that UCLA Health provides to all of our patients.”
UCLA Health is one of only a handful of premiere U.S. hospitals chosen to partner with the United Arab Emirates. H.E Mohamed Al Hameli, Undersecretary of Department of Health Abu Dhabi said, “Improving the experience of UAE patients traveling for treatment abroad and ensuring that they receive the best quality of healthcare services remain at the forefront of our priorities at Department of Health Abu Dhabi. Thus we continue to seek out opportunities to establish partnerships and build mutual cooperation with leading health providers outside the UAE.Al Hameli added: “The signing agreement with UCLA Health in Los Angeles is another step to ensuring a safe and effective treatment journey for our patients abroad."