Honorable Dr. Abdulhadi Amer Soufan Alahbabi, Honorable Dr. Abdulhadi Amer Soufan Alahbabi, Deputy Director General of UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs Medical Office, Dr. Byoung Hee Oh, President and CEO of SNUH, Dr. Myung-Whun Sung, CEO of SKSH, staff members of SKSH and invited guests,
I am Nak-in Sung, President of Seoul National University. It is my great honor and privilege to be part of the first anniversary of Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital operated by Seoul National University Hospital.
It seems yesterday that Seoul National University Hospital has finally been awarded as the operator of Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital among global medical service providers, but it already has been a year since SNUH was awarded as the operator and the hospital has opened its doors to the public. Seeing the hospital on its successful stage, I can’t help myself to express how proud and glad I am.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to the Medical Office which has chosen Seoul National University Hospital as the operator and continued its support and dedication during the past year to commission and establish SKSH to its current state of excellence. Moreover, I would like to show my gratitude to all staff members who are devoting their utmost effort to provide world class medical service.
As SKSH was established under the initiative of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa to improve the status of public health, 제중원, the first modernized national hospital as well, was established under the initiative of Emperor 고종 to build a better country by building a better public health service. Today, Seoul National University Hospital upholds the great vision and tradition of 제중원.
Seoul National University Hospital which has developed at a rapid pace by upholding the great mission, ‘Respect in human and life’, is the right partner of SKSH with clear understanding on the vision of SKSH. This means UAE Nationals can experience state-of-the-art medical service in the country, not necessarily to take long journeys to foreign countries for medical treatments.
Beloved SKSH staff members,
Medical sector, one of the highly value-added industries, is a national future growth momentum which develops public health and national economy. Although SKSH holds diverse cultural background, if each and every member devotes themselves as one, SKSH can be seen as a world class hospital representing the Middle East in a near future.
We have a mission. A mission to build SKSH as a world class medical service provider representing not only the UAE but also the Middle East. In this mission, with its excellent human resources, abundant clinical practices, and numerous research, Seoul National University Hospital will be driving force for SKSH to be positioned as one of the best hospitals in the world.
In this 21st century, the success of a hospital would be determined by how effectively one utilizes advanced medical knowledge and technology. Seoul National University will provide full support to Seoul National University Hospital to promote Korean medical service to the world and to create a new era (value) in medical field.
Once again, congratulations on your successful journey during the past one year. I wish Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital to continue its successful journey.