If you or a loved one has ever had a serious medical issue, you are familiar with the helpless feeling that can overwhelm you. Conversely you may also know the comfort and confidence that washes over you when you arrive at a world-class health care facility for medical care. Whether it is the Mayo Clinic, Sloan Kettering or Cleveland Clinic, the hope and optimism that sprouts simply by being there and interacting with experts in their respective medical fields is hard to describe, but if you’ve experienced it, impossible to forget.
Add another name to that world-class list. Sidra Medicine in Doha, Qatar is ranked among the most advanced research hospitals in the world with cutting-edge technology, modern medical equipment and sophisticated laboratories to nurture innovation and clinical advancement.
Sidra Medicine has more than 4,000 employees including more than 1,400 nurses, over 650 Doctors, more than 1,000 allied health professionals and administration and support staff of over 1,000 people. It features multiple pioneering programs.
The Child Advocacy Program provides resources and a support network to help protect children from abuse or neglect at home and in the community. It also includes a free telephone helpline for children, families, caregivers and the community to report any form of child abuse or neglect they may have witnessed or that may have been inflicted on them if they are a child.
The Women’s Perinatal Mental Health clinic is based on a patient and family centered system that promotes recovery and wellness for women. It provides essential outpatient, consultation and liaison services for women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
The Sidra Medicine Heart Center is a flagship program and is positioned to become a leading center in the Middle East region for patients suffering from congenital heart disease. Under the visionary leadership of Prof. Ziyad M. Hijazi, the Center boasts a world-renowned team, cutting edge equipment and facilities and a best-in-class model that delivers comprehensive “one-stop” care for patients.
The Sidra Medicine Specialized Pediatric Robotic Surgery program was launched to perform and instruct its pediatric surgical doctors on the latest surgical techniques. The program is designed to ensure Sidra Medicine practitioners can offer the best and the safest medical care to patients in Qatar and the Middle East region.
The Qatar Poison Center Helpline is a free call center service that provides poison management and treatment advice to the general public and hospitals. It accepts calls in English and Arabic seven days a week.
The Research branch of Sidra Medicine serves as a hub for biomedical research in Qatar. Its aim is to advance the understanding of epidemiology and mechanisms of diseases, develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and improve the health outcomes of the women, young people and children of Qatar. The center’s research teams are currently working on several research programs that align with national priorities and the healthcare needs of the country, including autism, maternal fetal health, diabetes and genetic disorders that are affecting the local population.
Sidra Medicine embraces best practice medical education, innovative biomedical and clinical research and discovery, and exceptional patient and family focused care. This unique combination makes Sidra Medicine one of the handful of healthcare organizations in the world that embeds the concept of personalized medicine into its very ethos of treatment and care.
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