Emirates Rehab and Homecare, an advanced and comprehensive rehabilitation centre under Emirates Hospitals Group, has signed an agreement with Los Angeles-headquartered Barlow Respiratory Hospital (Barlow) to provide the highest quality respiratory rehabilitation and care for chronically critically ill patients in the UAE.
Under this agreement, the Emirates Rehab Centre will facilitate service of a team of physicians, nurses and therapists from Barlow that draw upon more than a century of respiratory health expertise.
Emirates Rehab and Homecare is the first-of-its-kind healthcare provider in Dubai and the Northern Emirates dedicated to long-term recovery, comprehensive, convalescent and geriatric rehabilitation programs and home health services nationwide in the UAE.
As a long-term acute care (LTCH) hospital, Barlow is trusted for the specialized care it offers to chronically, critically ill patients in the post-ICU setting. Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) in the state of California. The hospital is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates two additional satellite facilities serving Los Angeles’ San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valleys.
Mr. Pramod Balakrishnan, CEO of Emirates Hospitals Group, said of the partnership, “We are very pleased to associate with the prestigious Barlow Respiratory Hospital to provide their advanced respiratory therapy programs to UAE patients. At Emirates Hospitals Group, our strategy is to add new modalities to our healthcare offerings in the UAE and beyond. We are diversifying our growth into various domains of healthcare to ensure we cater effectively to the multi-cultural populace of the country.”
Amit Mohan, PhD, President and CEO of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, said, “We value this opportunity to partner with Emirates Rehab Centre and to extend our specialized services in ventilator weaning, pulmonary rehabilitation and care of medically complex patients in the UAE and beyond. Barlow’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with chronic critical illnesses and complex respiratory conditions in post-acute settings.”
This partnership will help to establish a global standard for management of complex respiratory diseases for patients in the region. Acute and chronic respiratory diseases are a common cause of morbidity and mortality due in part to rapidly changing weather and environmental conditions of the region.
Emirates Hospital Group has also recently partnered with the Dubai Health Authority to provide UAE patients with modern rehabilitation therapy services of ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neurorehabilitation based in Pieštany, Slovakia. This helps a number of UAE patients suffering from genetic, chronic and accidental neurological disorders.
About Emirates Hospital Group
Emirates Hospital Group is a leading healthcare provider in the UAE offering primary, secondary, tertiary care services and cosmetic surgery and care under its brands, Emirates Hospital and CosmeSurge.
Emirates Hospital is a sprawling hospital facility located in Jumeirah, Dubai. The Group has also widened the reach of its services with state-of-the-art Emirates Clinics located in Dubai Marina, and in Delma region and Khalifa City A in Abu Dhabi.
Emirates Rehabilitation and Homecare currently operates a 25-bed rehabilitation facility and will be opening another 25-bed rehabilitation facility catering mainly to patients on ventilators.
Emirates Hospital and Clinics were built to allow physicians and medical professionals to practice medicine with state-of-the-art technology and to provide high-quality care in a comfortable environment. Emirates Hospital features fully equipped operating rooms with the latest advanced instrumentation and recovery rooms. Emirates Hospital offers patients a safe and professional environment with highly qualified nursing and technical staff.
About Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barlow Respiratory Hospital, founded in 1902, is an award-winning hospital that has achieved numerous distinctions including the Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Respiratory Failure by the Joint Commission and is the only Passy-Muir Speaking Valve Center of Excellence in the Western United States for patients with tracheostomy. Barlow was also the first to develop and publish a protocol specifically for weaning patients from prolonged mechanical ventilation. The hospital’s TIPS© Weaning Protocol has established Barlow as a leader in ventilator weaning with one of the highest success rates in the United States.