Philadelphia Business Journal
November 4, 2015
University of Pennsylvania Health System and Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare entered into a strategic partnership Monday.
VPS Healthcare and Penn Medicine will explore the development of collaborative initiatives in establishing and enhancing educational conferences; standards in patient care; and continuing medical education for physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.
The Philadelphia Business Journal first reported the two organizations were discussing an alliance in late September.
“The main goal of our partnership is to provide the best of the health care services for the people of the United Arab Emigrates,” said Dr. Ali Obaid Al Ali, CEO of Abu Dhabi Hospitals at VPS Healthcare. “Our approach has always been patient centric and in Penn we have a partner who shares the same ideology of putting patients’ interests right at the top of the list and gradually work from there.”
The University of Pennsylvania Health System is the parent company for The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital, all in Philadelphia; Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and a large network of physician practices and outpatient care centers throughout the region.
VPS Healthcare is an integrated health care service provider with 14 operational hospitals, over 7,500 employees and medical support services spread across the Middle East, Europe, UK and India.
In October, VPS Healthcare signed a memorandum of understanding with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia regarding a potential partnership that would include providing a continuum of pediatric care for international patients treated at CHOP and establishing new standards of pediatric care at VPS hospitals and clinics.
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