Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
In 2006, the Cleveland Clinic and Mubadala Investment Company partnered with a bold ambition to deliver world class healthcare in the United Arab Emirates. In 2015, after nearly a decade of planning and construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi opened its doors. By 2017, the hospital had proven it could deliver Cleveland Clinic-quality care 7,000 miles away from its main campus. Dr. Rakesh Suri, Chief of Staff at the time, became Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Chief Executive Officer; his mandate was to grow the hospital into one of the most innovative academic medical centers in the world, while marching toward financial sustainability. As a newer hospital, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi endured its share of growing pains as it worked to cultivate a culture of innovation and take full advantage of its information technology and business intelligence capabilities. By 2019, there were so many innovation initiatives underway that the executive team was considering whether to implement a Priority Index to foster a more coordinated approach to innovation.