ABU DHABI, UAE, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center has welcomed Tod Lambert as the company's Group CEO. With a newly opened facility in Abu Dhabi, Cambridge offers specialized and dedicated medical care and rehabilitation services to patients requiring short-term comprehensive rehabilitation and long-term care for patients with chronic illness or injury. Cambridge is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization. A second facility is planned to open later in the year in Al Ain.
As a highly experienced strategic healthcare leader, most recently occupying the position of Group Director Strategy and Performance Management at SEHA, Tod will be predominantly responsible for driving the expansion of Cambridge across the region. With his combination of international experience, as well as a strong knowledge of the Middle East healthcare sector, Tod will cement the position of Cambridge as a local centre of excellence delivering world-class standards of care. Prior to joining SEHA, Mr. Lambert was Vice President, Cardiac Services with Ascension Health for Saint Thomas Health in Nashville, Tennessee in the USA. He was the key executive to establish service line management across the hospitals and clinics associated with the St. Thomas Heart Network. Before joining Ascension Health, Mr. Lambert served in CEO roles with HCA, HealthTrust, and other large proprietary healthcare systems in the USA. He was the Chief Development Officer and founding member of UniPhy Health, which merged to become Symbion Health, a leading short stay hospital company in Nashville, Tennessee. He led the acquisition team to assemble physician group practices in five major markets in the USA resulting in an IPO within four years of start-up operations.
Dr. Helmut M. Schuehsler, Chairman of the Board, Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center said: ''We are pleased to welcome a highly skilled, internationally experienced healthcare professional of Tod's calibre to the team who can support our mission to provide exceptional care, in line with the significant demand for long-term care and specialized rehabilitative services in the MENA region. I am confident that with his broad knowledge, strong strategic background and highly developed local networks he will contribute deep strategic insight as we look to expand and grow the company.'’
Commenting on the new role Tod added: ''Cambridge offers a unique level of international standard care to UAE long-term care patients on a local level, who require intense physiotherapy and rehabilitation for a range of medically complex conditions outside of the traditional hospital environment. As we grow and develop according to the highest standards of clinical excellence, we look forward to expanding our sphere of influence to a greater number of patients in the future.'’
Tod will also be Vice-Chairman of the Board of ProVita International Medical Center (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) a long-term acute care facility for ventilated patients, one of Cambridge's partner companies.
About Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center
Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center caters for those in need of acute rehabilitation with a high level of physiotherapy, as well as treatment for a broad range of conditions including spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases (such as a stroke) and birth defects. The Abu Dhabi facility is located in Shakhbout City (formerly Khalifa City B) and a new facility in Al Ain (Al-Khaiesi, Al-Naseriya) is set to open later in 2014.
Cambridge is affiliated with US-based Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital and recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine, long-term care and home care in the United States. This affiliation provides access to unrivalled experience, knowledge and best practice in the sphere of long-term care and rehabilitation therapies, helping to drive regional standards in the sector. Cambridge staff also receives regular education and training by Spaulding representatives and the facilities undertake auditing and evaluation procedures devised to promote clinical excellence.
A partnership with Joslin Diabetes Center enhances the diabetes disease management program by providing clinical protocols and guidelines, family/patient education resources and materials as well as an in-depth training program. Joslin, located in Boston, USA, is the world's leading diabetes research, clinical care and education organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes. Joslin is an independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School.
The Cambridge partner network comprises cooperation with ProVita International Medical Center (Abu Dhabi and Al Ain) and Manzil Health Care Services. ProVita offers state of the art long-term care for ventilated patients requiring continuous medical intervention a non-hospital setting. Manzil provides professional, individualized, home care services guided by the individual medical, rehabilitative and emotional needs of patients. This integrated approach allows patients to receive care in the most appropriate environment, according to their needs, whilst guaranteeing a consistent level of quality care throughout their transition between care levels. Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center, ProVita and Manzil Health Care Services are portfolio companies of private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare Partners.
SOURCE Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center