ProVita Celebrates Five Years of Success with Abu Dhabi Facility Expansion

ProVita 5th Anniversary CelebrationsAbu Dhabi, UAE, March 16, 2016: ProVita International Medical Center, pioneer of long-term care for ventilation-dependent patients in the UAE, has inaugurated the second phase of its Abu Dhabi facility as it celebrates its fifth year of improving the Quality of Life of patients and their families in the capital.

The expansion adds 30 beds to the existing 42 in ProVita’s state-of-the-art facility in Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi. Combined with the 48 beds in the Center’s Al Ain facility, ProVita can now accommodate up to 120 residents across the emirate who require professional medical care around the clock due to injury, congenital disease, or chronic illness. The facility also features 24/7 ambulance and intensive care unit (ICU) coverage for its residents with highly trained physicians, as well as dedicated areas for occupational, physical, respiratory, and speech therapy.  The Center also has a hemodialysis service for residents who have kidney failure.

“Over the past five years, we’ve helped more than 175 Emiratis and residents across the UAE move out of the ICU and into a more nurturing, home-like environment,” said ProVita CEO Michael Davis. “We pride ourselves in being able to provide our residents with the specialized, tailored clinical and rehabilitative care they need at the global standards for which, until recently, they would have had to travel to the US or Europe to receive. We’ve allowed patients to come back home, closer to their families and loved ones, which has had an immeasurably positive effect on the quality of their lives.”

Dr. B R Shetty, Executive Vice-Chairman and CEO of NMC Health, which acquired ProVita last year, said: “ProVita follows the guidance of the late HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan, who emphasized the importance of providing quality healthcare for one and all. NMC Healthcare was established on that very same principle and I’m happy to see the patients and their families whose quality of lives have been improved by their stay at ProVita.”


Commenting on the benefits and the quality of care the Center’s residents receive, Safeya Al Mahri, mother of Abdallah Al Daheri, a former ProVita patient said ‘’ProVita has provided excellent care for my son and the other patients and we have seen an improvement in all aspects of my son’s physical and mental health. Abdallah has now been discharged home and it is unbelievable to have him close to us again.’’

Patients who typically require the long-term care provided at ProVita include those with certain genetic neuromuscular disease, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); those who have been injured in accidents; and those who have suffered from stroke. ProVita’s holistic approach sees its multidisciplinary team of accredited and specialist physicians, therapists, and nurses combine social and cultural therapies with clinical care in a residential atmosphere to improve its residents’ Quality of Life. Through specialist care at the center, patients have been able to attend school, go to restaurants, make family visits, make the Haj pilgrimage and even go to Disneyland.   

About ProVita International Medical Center

ProVita International Medical Center created the long-term medical care market in the UAE.

ProVita specializes in the treatment and management of ventilator-dependent pediatric and adult patients requiring continuous medical intervention in a non-hospital, home-like setting. Established in 2011, and with facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, its team of specialized physicians, nurses, and therapists focuses on improving patients’ Quality of Life through tailored, holistic programs encompassing clinical care, rehabilitative therapy, and social and cultural development.

ProVita was the first private long-term care facility in the region to attain the prestigious Joint Commission International accreditation, and it maintains strong ties with global partners Joslin Diabetes Center and Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, both Harvard Medical School affiliates. ProVita is a unit of NMC Health, the UAE’s largest private healthcare provider.

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