Johns Hopkins Medicine's international unit signed a five-year agreement with Kuwait's Ministry of Health to support hospital management and administration and clinical-care initiatives at four of the country's public hospitals.
Johns Hopkins to provide assistance to Kuwaiti hospitals
Johns Hopkins Medicine International will provide assistance with clinical and ancillary departmental protocols, continuing medical education, patient safety, preventive medicine, nursing and healthcare policy to hospital staff in Kuwait and will implement management certificate and clinical certificate programs for providers, according to a news release.
"The goal of the collaboration is to assist the government of Kuwait in raising the standard of healthcare delivery, and to increase the number and expertise of local doctors, hospital managers and administrators and nurses," Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine International said in the news release.
The four Kuwaiti hospitals, which are located in Amiri, Farwaniya, Jahra and Adan, account for about 40% of public-sector beds in the country. The agreement was signed Dec. 25; work is expected to begin in early 2012.
Earlier this month, Johns Hopkins Medicine International said it will work with a Lima, Peru-based company to improve patient care and management at its medical facilities.
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