Gargash Hospital, the UAE’s first female Emirati-owned, multi-speciality hospital with a primary focus on women and childcare, marked its two years of successful business on August 19. On this occasion, the healthcare facility announced exciting plans for 2022. The eventful anniversary celebration witnessed the presence of members of the Royal Family from the UAE, Dr Husnia Gargash (Founder & Shareholder), Ghada Sawalmah (CEO) and other senior members of the Board and the management team.
“We are proud to have served the UAE community with high-quality health care during the past two years of our operations. Our directors, doctors and staff members are all very grateful for the trust that the community members have shown in us and for embracing us. We have grown in response to the needs of the community,” said Dr Gargash.
“We opened our doors officially in 2019 around this time and since then it has been a steep learning curve. The sudden arrival of the pandemic created different needs and we changed our patient-flow management accordingly. In the past one year, we have seen steady growth. We will look for further expansion and look forward to our continued growth in the region,” added Sawalmah.
Sawalmah said new technologies and research continues to reinforce the significance of healthcare, and the service excellence offered at Gargash serves as an essential component of delivering good health to our customers. As such, the hospital is investing aggressively in 2022, as part of its next phase of significant development. Under this plan, Gargash Hospital is upgrading its facility and expanding its range of services with the addition of new specialities and technologies. The focus is on providing expert healthcare advice and facilities that complement each other. In 2021, Gargash Hospital has added few specialities and invested in state-of-the-art technology to accommodate the demands of its growing patient base. This trend will be continued in 2022 in line with our strategic expansion plans.
Speaking about expansion plans, Sawalmah highlighted, “I envision us delving deeper into the subspecialties, along the line of departments that we already have. We want to outshine at all the subspecialties. Plans for developing centres of excellence in various specialities, especially Assisted Reproductive Technology and collaboration with niche providers are also in the pipeline.”
Gargash Hospital, a reflection of its founder’s vision of providing end-to-end solutions for all gynaecological and reproductive problems, boasts a female staff of around 67 per cent, with 80 per cent of the hospital’s upper management comprising of women. It was launched just before the start of the pandemic, a time when most businesses were fearing closure. However, banking on its wide-ranging medical experience and excellence in the fields of IVF, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and General Health, the hospital has efficiently offered its patients the best of treatment and successfully survived and thrived in the unprecedented first year of business.
Applauding the success, Ole Per Maloy, Managing Director Middle East and Southern & Eastern Africa Siemens Healthineers commented, “We are delighted to join Gargash Hospital in celebrating their commitment to the future of healthcare in the UAE. As a technology partner, we aim to deliver sustainable and innovative solutions to our partners enabling them to deliver best-in-class care, especially during these challenging times. We look forward to continuing our support in collectively making a positive impact for many more years to come.”
Gargash Hospital is a 50-bedded multispecialty hospital in Umm Al Sheif, Dubai, that boasts of UAE’s first fully-fledged IVF unit, and other state-of-the-art technologies including, Siemens 3-Tesla (3T) MRI scanner, and GE Invenia ABUS 2.0.