When Fortune magazine put Michael Milken – the philanthropist, financier and health advocate – on its cover, they called him “The Man Who Changed Medicine” in recognition of his four decades of successfully advancing solutions to the challenges of medical research and public health. Last month, Mr Milken visited the newly opened Emirates Hospital in Jumeirah. The 100-bed hospital, owned by the Abu Dhabi-based KBBO Group, features state-of-the-art technology with an emphasis on providing high-quality health care in a comfortable environment.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Khalifa Bin Butti- Chairman of KBBO, said: “We are honoured to welcome Michael Milken to the United Arab Emirates. He is well known for his development in the finance world, his devotion to philanthropy, and especially for his many contributions to medical research. We are delighted to welcome him back to our country, and we look forward to working together on future endeavors.”
The tour highlighted the 140,000-square-foot hospital’s world-class facilities and services, including an emergency department with 24/7 emergency care. Located off the Dubai Canal on Jumeirah Beach Road, the hospital has 49 consultation rooms across a range of specialties.
Emirates Hospital’s management named the MRI ward the ‘Michael Milken ward’ in recognition of his contributions and appreciation for his visit.
Mr Milken said: “The citizens and residents of the UAE are fortunate to have access to such high-quality healthcare facilities. The facilities and high standards of care at Emirates Hospital reflect KBBO Group’s dedication to providing outstanding value across their investments.”
KBBO Group is a leading investment group based in Abu Dhabi with a diverse portfolio of interests, operating in the UAE and across the globe. KBBO fully owns and holds a majority stake in leading medical institutions in the UAE, such as NMC Healthcare, Emirates Hospital, CosmeSurge and several other well-known facilities.