Tawam Hospital Announces Senior Appointments

Published December 8th, 2009 - 03:04 GMT

Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with John Hopkins medicine, has appointed Dr. Alan Harvey, M.D., MBA as Chief Medical Officer and Wayne Remig, Ph.D., R.N. as Chief Nursing Officer.
As President of the Massachusetts Medical Society/New England Journal of Medicine, Dr Harvey has been instrumental in health planning and policy, developing the universal health care bill in Massachusetts, USA, a template for the national health planning and legislation currently underway in the House of Representatives and US Senate.

He has also represented the House of Delegates in the financial analysis, strategic, and fiscal planning of the American Medical Association.  He has his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and completion of the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Dr Harvey is an anesthesiologist formerly with a large academic department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has been highly involved in medical education, health information technology, and disaster preparedness programs at the state and national levels. His focus is on quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency of care (using resources wisely).

Mr Remig joins Tawam with a B.S. in Nursing, M.S. in Nursing and Ph.D. in Nursing Administration. He has 30 years of experience as a Chief Nursing Officer in small to large acute care hospitals in the U.S. and in the Middle and Far East.

He has held a variety of positions in university baccalaureate and international graduate nursing programs and is nationally board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nursing Executive-Advanced.

Michael Heindel, Chief Executive Officer of Tawam Hospital described the appointments as providing great support to the hospital’s status as are one of the region’s leading tertiary hospitals. “All employees at Tawam Hospital are of the highest caliber and having Dr Harvey and Mr Remig on board is a tremendous endorsement of that,” he said. “These are two highly qualified, highly regarded, highly skilled professionals.”

“Patient well-being is always our number one priority and to maintain that level of care means that we must recruit the best medical practitioners in their field. It is also a true reflection of Tawam Hospital’s dedication and commitment to care that these world class health specialists want to be a part of our operation,” Mr Heindel added. “We wish Dr Harvey and Mr Remig the very best of times here at Tawam.”

Tawam is managed by Johns Hopkins Medicine and owned and operated by SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

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