Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Visit with His Highness, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

On our recent trip to Abu Dhabi, representatives of the Children’s National delegation were honored to be invited to an audience with His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during his leadership Majlis. This was a welcome opportunity to express once more Children’s gratitude for the generosity and leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, which led to the creation of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

The delegation included James W. Lintott, Chairman of the Children’s National Medical Center Board as well as Pam King Sams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Children's Hospital Foundation, who took the opportunity to personally introduce His Highness to the newly-appointed, incoming vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute, Peter Kim, MD, CM, PhD. Chairman Lintott reflected on the visit saying, “After meeting the Crown Prince in Washington, we were so privileged to be able to visit him in Abu Dhabi. His commitment to children around the world is clear every time we have the opportunity to see him, and his generosity in helping us create the Sheikh Zayed Institute reflects his vision and leadership.”

The Crown Prince was presented with a small memento highlighting special moments from his recent visit to Children’s National, and the new Sheikh Zayed Institute. The Children’s team shared greetings from the patients, families, and staff whom he met during April’s visit. Additionally, they provided updates on the Institute’s progress and the work under way to build health care partnerships with the United Arab Emirates in areas including newborn screenings and obesity to improve children’s health in the UAE and around the world.

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