Hilton maintains position as Saudi Arabia’s best place to work

Our team members are our greatest asset. — Kamel Ajami, vice president operations, Saudi Arabia and Levant, Hilton
Updated 13 May 2019
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Hilton maintains position as Saudi Arabia’s best place to work

Hilton has maintained its position as the No.1 “Great Place to Work” in Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row. The news follows the announcement earlier this month that Hilton was recognized as the third best workplace in the UAE, as well as recognized as the No.1 “Great Place to Work” in Turkey last week.
Kamel Ajami, vice president operations, Saudi Arabia and Levant, Hilton, said: “As we enter our centenary year, we’re proud of the culture we have created and are delighted to have been recognized as the No.1 ‘Great Place to Work’ in Saudi Arabia. Our team members are our greatest asset, and our ambition to be the most hospitable company in the world starts with them. We are committed to providing all team members with the support they need to achieve their career ambitions, and continue to innovate our working culture in order to create an environment in which they can thrive and progress.”
Hilton currently has 12 open hotels across Saudi Arabia and expects to more than quadruple that number to some 50 hotels in the next five years. This will create thousands of career opportunities for those living and working in the country, including for Saudi Arabian team members.
“Hospitality will continue to create great career opportunities and exciting roles for both men and women in the country as Hilton provides a range of career opportunities to suit all ambitions, from front of house, kitchen and F&B, to housekeeping, management, finance and sales, and even engineering and interior design,” the US hospitality giant said.
In its first century, Hilton served three billion guests, employed 10 million people, and had an estimated $1 trillion economic impact globally. As part of its commitment to supporting team members, Hilton launched [email protected] in 2017. The workplace wellness initiative seeks to help team members feel more resilient, focused and optimistic about their work, putting the approach firmly into their hands.
To help its team members achieve their ambitions, Hilton provides learning and development opportunities including access to Hilton University, an online platform offering more than 5 million hours of training through 2,500 courses. In addition, it offers rewards and benefits such as Go Hilton, its team member travel program.


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.