Dar Al-Hekma launches 7th Ideal Teacher Program

Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, second from right, with participating staff members at the launch of the Ideal Teacher Program Seventh Session.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Dar Al-Hekma launches 7th Ideal Teacher Program

The Ideal Teacher Center, an affiliate of Dar Al-Hekma University, marked World Teachers’ Day by launching the Ideal Teacher Program Seventh Session under the theme “Innovative Learning Institution.”

Monetary prizes for innovative schools and teachers were announced — SR10,000 ($2,665) for first place; SR7,000 for second; and SR5,000 for third. A large number of faculty members attended the event. 

Dr. Sanaa Askool, director of the consultation and business development center, delivered the opening speech on behalf of Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, in which she talked briefly about the history of the nonprofit center, which was established in 2015. 

Dr. Askool stressed the important this partnership between Dar Al-Hekma and the Jeddah Educational Office, noting that this partnership is based on the importance of creating an innovative learning institution where each member plays a role in producing knowledge. Around 20,000 men and women have benefited from the various programs offered by the Ideal Teacher Center. The center’s mission and objectives focus on developing and training leaders and faculty members in order to prepare modern teachers who will in their turn prepare a promising generation, she said. 

Dr. Mona Karim, director of the Ideal Teacher Center, gave a short brief about the center’s programs, the courses and educational workshops offered by the center, which focus on meeting the needs of female teachers. The center organized trips for teachers to travel to Japan, Finland and other countries to hone their skills over there and apply international experiences to local schools when they return home, Dr. Karim said.

Different segments were organized during the event such as “The Best Nation” play, supervised by Samira Fikri, and “Blessing of Change” initiative, which reflects the social partnership between Dar Al-Hekma University and various educational institutions. 


CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Updated 21 May 2019
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CMRC admits first patients to new Saudi clinic

Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center (CMRC), a top post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care facility in the UAE, has admitted 15 patients to its first medical facility in Saudi Arabia. 

CMRC’s new 60-bed clinic, located between Dhahran and Alkhobar, aims to help patients requiring post-acute care and rehabilitation services to make large improvements in their quality of life through multidisciplinary rehabilitative therapies including physiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and multi-sensory room sessions. 

The facility is staffed by multiple clinical experts including GPs, internal medicine consultants, pediatricians, ICU intensivists, rehabilitation consultants, psychologists and therapists, and will service patients across the eastern region of Saudi Arabia. 

It follows the same clinical procedures and protocols successfully implemented in facilities in the UAE, similarly benefiting from the center’s international partnership with the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and accreditations from Joint Commission International, CARF and Planetree.

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CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

CMRC Group CEO Dr. Howard S. Podolsky said: “We expand into countries where there is notable demand for post-acute care and rehabilitation services. Like many countries around the world, Saudi Arabia is experiencing a rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases, birth defects, and life-threatening injuries. Our new facility brings our world-class medical treatment, care, and rehabilitation therapies to the Kingdom through a truly patient-centric approach.”

He added: “We look forward to helping families in the region improve their quality of life and using our international expertise and specialized workforce to support the government of Saudi Arabia’s focus on health care development, as part of Saudi Vision 2030.” 

CMRC, a portfolio company of health care specialist investor TVM Capital Healthcare, also operates facilities in Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain in the UAE.

Dr. Helmut Schuehsler, CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare and board member of CMRC, said: “We believe that private equity investment should be a force for good, and that by working in health care, we have a real opportunity to make a difference to patients’ lives. Therefore, we conceptualized and invested in CMRC in the UAE to cater to those in need of post-acute care and an elevated level of rehabilitation. CMRC grew to be the leading post-acute care and rehabilitation provider in the UAE. We are very happy to bring the offer to the people of Saudi Arabia now.”

CMRC offers both inpatient services at its medical centers and outpatient therapy, where patients follow a rehabilitation program after discharge. The company employs more than 500 staff members across all facilities.