Manama: May 13 – (BNA)– The Bahrain-based Al-Areen Holding (BSC) Company has announced today that its flagship project, the Al-Areen Development will feature a new component, the Al-Areen Specialized Medical Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical facility.
Located on an area of approximately 25,000 square meters, and with views of the Arabian Gulf, the Hospital will overlook the Al-Areen Wildlife Park. This Medical Centre will be the first of its kind in the region and is expected to augment the healthcare facilities, particularly in Bahrain, and to the region at large, offering highly qualified and experienced doctors and medical staff, using the latest in cutting-edge equipment.
This announcement is the first development announcement among several within Al- Areen Development project, which comes through an agreement that was signed recently by Mr. Essam Janahi, representing the owners and Avenue Ventures LLC (AV), a US-incorporated firm that has acquired a 35% stake in Al-Areen Holding Company. Dr. Brian Perri and Dr. Khawar Siddique, two senior doctors from Beverly Hills Spine Surgery and Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California will be the consultants to Avenue Ventures on its establishment and operation.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Janahi said: “We at Al-Areen Holding Company have celebrated a huge milestone with the partnership with Avenue Ventures, and the state-of-the-art Specialized Medical Hospital is a key component of our joint flagship project, Al-Areen Development. Our partnership with Avenue Ventures will help develop the project, clearly showing Al-Areen’s new strategy and new goals for development. The new medical facility will enable us to provide excellent care with greater comfort and privacy for our patients in a peaceful environment. We are also pleased that the construction of this patient-centered Hospital will provide many jobs for Bahrainis.”
This new medical facility will include two sophisticated royal suites, two luxury suites and 10 single private rooms. The center will also provide exclusive services to patients with doctors from the US offering pioneering and highly specialized cosmetic and laser treatments. Other services will include specialized treatments in the fields of Urology, Andrology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). In addition, a Wellness Clinic and Internal Medicine, radiology, laboratory and spacious operating rooms will be available.
Dr. Brian Perry, one of the two senior consulting doctors of this Project said: “We are pleased to be part of this flagship Project which is strategically located within the Gulf. With modern infrastructure, first-class surgical experience with revolutionary technology and state-of-the-art facilities, we promise to deliver quality healthcare solutions to our local and regional patients. In addition, the Project’s close proximity to the 5-star luxury Al-Areen Palace and Spa further guarantees that our patients will have the perfect place in which to retreat and relax.”
Dr. Khawar Siddique, the other senior consulting doctor for the Project, expressed: “It is our intention to make this hospital one that matches standards with top United States hospitals and make it a destination where patients in the region and the world can avail of its unique specialized services for resolving difficult medical problems.”
US General Wesley Clark, Advisor to Avenue Ventures, also commented on the announcement: “The hospital is a very appropriate and key component of the Al-Areen project, which will serve as a central focal point for premium healthcare and medical tourism in the Kingdom, the GCC and region.”
“It is my belief that Al-Areen development project is complemented very well with the addition of a high standards healthcare facility that’s capable of not only providing patients with the high class medical care, but will also provide them with maximum comfort.” said Engineer Yousif Daoud Al-Sayegh, a Consultant Architect for Al-Areen Project.
Dr. Firas Al-Khateeb commented and said: “The plan for Al-Areen hospital is to have several departments, each able to provide specialized healthcare to patients and patrons, which include urology, plastic surgery and infertility.”
With ample parking and a soothing landscaping, the Hospital is designed to provide a welcoming and caring environment to advance the healing process and will focus on delivering excellence in customer service, providing an exceptional experience for patients. Its location, alongside the Al-Areen Palace & Spa Hotel provides hospitality services for inpatients, especially for those who are not Bahrain residents.
Al-Areen Holding Company was established in July 2004, as a joint stock closed company owned by strategic regional investors. Several contributions from private and institutional entities shaped Al-Areen into a prestigious development of national impact. Besides boosting the inflow of international visitors into Bahrain, Al-Areen significantly stimulates foreign investments in the Kingdom’s tourism sector. Source: www.alareen.holding.com (IY)
BNA 1032 GMT 2013/05/13