University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), the leading healthcare provider in the emirate, has announced the appointment of Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali as its new CEO effective immediately.
Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali will be responsible for overall control, strategic direction, operational planning and management of the hospital with immediate effect, a statement said.
HE Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, Chairman of Board of Trustees for UHS, commented on the appointment: “We are particularly pleased to have Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali at UHS as his expertise in operations and management has made him the ideal CEO to provide a world-class experience and maintain the highest level of care for our patients.”
“In a span of a few years, UHS has been positioned among the nation’s foremost healthcare institutions thanks to the support and wisdom of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. With Dr Ali Obaid’s extensive leadership experience in the healthcare industry, we expect to build on the foundations of our success and look forward to the future with great anticipation,” Abdullah Al Mahyan added.
Commenting on his appointment as the new CEO of UHS, Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali said: “It is a great honour and a privilege to be named CEO of such a prestigious and recognised hospital. My first priority will be to ensure continuity through the planning and execution of strategy across all of UHS’s divisions. The combination of my three decades of experience in the healthcare industry with the visionary approach of UHS will set a new benchmark for this sector in Sharjah and the UAE.”
With an impressive 31 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Dr Ali Obaid served as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Flight Surgeon in the UAE Air Force, followed by his role as Commander of Zayed Military Hospital. Dr Ali Obaid has also taken on the responsibilities of Chief of Medical Affairs, Public Health and International Patient Care.
Ali Obaid Al Ali has worked with Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and played a significant role as Director of Health Regulations and International Patient Care. In addition, he was also the Chairman of the Medical Board, Disciplinary Committee and Licensing Committee. As a CEO, in a private healthcare group, for their hospitals in Abu Dhabi region, he was responsible for leading new projects, International alliances and acquisitions.
UHS, an integrated, healthcare hospital, known for its evidence-based methods, is the preferred referral of choice for specialty care due to its 325 patient beds, 40 specialty outpatient clinics, six operating theatres, a vascular intervention lab and US/UK certified physicians in a multitude of specialisations.