The Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has been awarded a three-year accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – International USA (CARF) for its outpatient rehabilitation programme.

SKMC is a part of SEHA and a subsidiary of PureHealth Group – the UAE’s largest integrated healthcare platform.

Accreditation is the highest level of authorisation that can be awarded to an organisation and demonstrates conformance to CARF standards. The recognition followed a rigorous peer review process where the SKMC Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation demonstrated its commitment to providing measurable, accountable and high-quality programmes and services during an on-site visit.

Saeed Jaber Al Kuwaiti, CEO of SEHA, said: “We are pleased to see SKMC Institute receive the distinguished CARF accreditation, a clear testament to our steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional care to our patients. At SEHA, we strive for excellence in all our operations, upholding our reputation as the largest healthcare networking in the UAE.

“Under the able guidance of our wise leaders, we will continue to improve efficiency throughout the healthcare industry, ultimately enhancing the overall health and wellbeing of UAE citizens. By promoting quality health and ensuring the best outcomes, we are committed and aligned with PureHealth’s NorthStar of advancing the science of longevity, so that people live longer, healthier, happier and fuller lives.”

Bader Al Qubaisi, CEO of the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, said: “We are incredibly proud to have achieved the CARF accreditation for the SKMC Institute. This is a recognition of our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care and services to our patients, aligned with the PureHealth Group’s ethos to provide the highest standards of services and healthcare outcomes.

“This accreditation is an extension of this commitment, reflecting the dedication and hard work of our entire team and our steadfast focus on continuous quality improvement. I express my gratitude to the Rehabilitation team for prioritising the quality and safety of care for the patients with utmost commitment and compassion. We will continue to strive towards excellence in all aspects of our operations.”

CARF International is an independent, non-profit organisation focused on advancing the quality of services provided for the best possible outcomes.

In line with the vision and mission of PureHealth, SEHA is committed to providing high-quality healthcare services to the people of the UAE and is continuously striving to improve its services and facilities. Through its comprehensive integrated platform, which operates more than 200 hospitals, 100 clinics, multiple diagnostic centres, insurance solutions, pharmacies, health tech, procurement, and investments, PureHealth is committed to delivering outcome-focused, world-class quality across all channels of healthcare with a mandate to futureproofing the healthcare system locally and beyond.