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Mubadala Healthcare to open Wooridul Spine Centre in Dubai this year

Wooridul Spine Centre Dubai will be a specialist spine care facility that is entirely dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain.

24 January 2011

Wooridul Spine Centre Dubai will be a specialist spine care facility that is entirely dedicated to the treatment of spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain.

Mubadala Healthcare, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), today announced plans to expand its Wooridul Spine Centre project with an outpatient facility in Dubai, opening early this year.

The new Centre represents an extension of the relationship with Korean spine care specialists, Wooridul, who will manage and operate this outpatient facility in addition to their flagship facility, which is scheduled to open in Abu Dhabi in 2012. The flagship Abu Dhabi centre will offer a comprehensive range of both inpatient and outpatient treatments.

Guided by Wooridul’s minimally-invasive treatment approach, Wooridul Spine Centre will provide patients with a complete spectrum of spine care solutions – from diagnostics and pain management through to advanced surgical techniques, physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Wooridul’s acclaimed minimally-invasive surgery techniques utilizes an endoscopic laser to effectively treat spinal disc disorders and in doing so reduces surgical damage to muscle and tissue, minimizes scarring and significantly improves recovery times.

The project is a key initiative in Mubadala Healthcare’s strategy to address the region’s most pressing healthcare needs by working in partnership with respected international operators to establish world-class healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

The decision to establish a centre in Dubai is in response to the significant interest received from the Dubai and Northern Emirates communities since Mubadala Healthcare first announced its partnership with Wooridul. The development of facilities in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi will ensure that patients from all across the country will benefit from convenient local access to the highest international standards in spinal care.

Suhail Al Ansari, Head of Mubadala Healthcare, said “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Wooridul Spine Hospital with the opening of Wooridul Spine Centre Dubai this year. Through our partnership with Wooridul to develop these facilities, we are working to address the incidence of chronic back and neck conditions in the UAE and to reduce the need for patients to travel abroad for specialized spinal treatment.”

“Back pain, whether due to minor injuries or severe degenerative conditions, is a common health problem in the UAE,” said Dr Chan-Shik Shim, Medical Director of the Wooridul Spine Centre. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring our services to the region.”

Wooridul Spine Centre will be clinically operated in partnership with the Wooridul Spine Hospital, located in Seoul, South Korea. The Centre will employ a dedicated team of highly-qualified medical staff appointed and trained by the Wooridul Spine Hospital.

The new Dubai facility will be located near Al Safa 2 on Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Noor Islamic Bank metro station. The Abu Dhabi facility is currently under development at Arzanah, the new-mixed use development adjacent to Zayed Sports City, and is scheduled to open in the Arzanah Medical Complex in 2012.

For more information about Wooridul Spine Centre, please visit http://www.wsc.ae

NOTES TO THE EDITOR:

For more information, please contact:

Alanood Al-Feel
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Wooridul Spine Centre

Hala Bhat
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About Mubadala Development Company

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a catalyst for the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi. Established and owned by the Government of Abu Dhabi, the company’s strategy is built on the management of partnerships and long-term, capital-intensive investments that deliver strong financial returns and tangible social benefits for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and contribute to the growth and diversification of its economy.

Mubadala brings together and manages a multi-billion dollar portfolio of local, regional, and international investments and partners with leading global organizations to operate businesses across a wide range of industry sectors including aerospace, energy, healthcare, industry, information communications and technology, infrastructure, real estate and hospitality. For more information about Mubadala please visit www.mubadala.ae

About Mubadala Healthcare

Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) is a catalyst for the economic diversification of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The company’s commercial strategy is built on the management of long-term, capital-intensive, investments that deliver not only strong financial returns but tangible social benefits for the people of Abu Dhabi. In doing so Mubadala is expanding the economic base of the Emirate and in turn significantly contributing to the growth and diversification of the Abu Dhabi economy.

As a business unit of Mubadala Development Company, Mubadala Healthcare is playing an instrumental role in the creation of a thriving healthcare sector for the Emirate. By establishing partnerships with renowned international medical institutions, it is actively investing to develop healthcare services that provide patients with world-class treatment in their home country. Mubadala Healthcare evaluates potential projects both on their likely commercial returns as well as on their socio-economic impact. It aims to establish sustainable businesses, build regional capability and stimulate the overall development of the sector. The first priority has been to address the region’s most pressing healthcare needs through the creation of specialist healthcare facilities. In collaboration with medical organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medicine International, Imperial College London and Cleveland Clinic, the goal is to bring the highest standards of clinical expertise to the region and reduce the need for patients to travel abroad for treatment.

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About Wooridul Spine Hospital

Wooridul Spine Hospital is a world-class spinal surgery and spine care facility located in Seoul, South Korea. Since its inception in 1982, it has taken great strides to become a world leading spine hospital with the development of advanced medical treatments and cutting edge technologies.

The hospital is internationally acclaimed for pioneering minimally invasive spinal surgery, which results in minimal scars and fast recovery time. This minimally invasive approach represents the hospital’s core principle of care and has paved the way for new advancements in surgical and treatment techniques and recovery. The hospital also provides a complete range of sophisticated, state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic equipment.

Wooridul Spine Hospital employs a dedicated team of highly qualified spine experts with a collaborative approach to spine care and treatment. Their award-winning capabilities have been developed across a multi-national network, which includes operations in South Korea, United States, China and South-East Asia.