DUBAI HEALTHCARE CITY ROLLS OUT CORPORATE WELLNESS INITIATIVE, MARKING FIRST HEALTH SCREENING FOR DUBAI CHAMBER Sunday, October 30, 2016 Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone, today announced the successful completion of its first corporate wellness outreach initiative in line with its commitment to the health and wellness of the UAE community with a focus on workplace wellbeing. Dubai. October 30, 2016. Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone, today announced the successful completion of its first corporate wellness outreach initiative in line with its commitment to the health and wellness of the UAE community with a focus on workplace wellbeing. The health initiative, ‘Dubai Healthcare City Corporate Wellness Program’, screened employees of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, carrying out risk assessment and advising health management to prevent or delay the onset of diseases including lifestyle-related conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. The initiative raised awareness amongst Dubai Chamber’s employees on the importance of regular health checks and highlighted the role that early detection plays in saving lives. Close to 100 Dubai Chamber employees benefitted through preventative health checks in dentistry, ophthalmology, orthopedics and nutrition provided by DHCC-based facilities Dubai Bone and Joint Center, Dubai Dental Clinic, BR Medical Suites, and Laser Eye Care & Research Center. The DHCC Corporate Wellness Program is being rolled out through annual health screenings for corporations; comparing findings on a yearly basis to empower workers to keep a check on their health. The initiative goes hand-in-hand with another channel called ‘Health Festival’ which is themed around world health days and provides public screenings. Together, the two channels represent the Dubai Healthcare City Wellness Program. As of October 2016, the program has screened more than 600 members of the community. Employee health and wellbeing have always been a priority with the Chamber as has been its strategy to inspire the business community to follow suit. Healthy employees lead to increased productivity and enhanced performance as well as contented individuals and businesses. On its part, Dubai Chamber is working to raise the awareness on comprehensive medical examination of staff and its benefits to the company’s reputation, to the society and the economic environment of the emirate at large. Dubai Healthcare City Wellness Program has two health events scheduled on November 10 and 17, 2016. Dubai Healthcare City organized its first corporate wellness outreach initiative improve wellbeing for employees of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ends For media enquiries, please contact: Dubai Healthcare City Wafa Issa / Awad Al Atatra / Carolina D’Souza PR & Communications Department firstname.lastname@example.org / Awad.Alatatra@dhcc.ae / email@example.com +971 4 3838481 / +971 4 383 8469/ +971 4 383 8475 About Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination. Since its launch in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research. Located in the heart of Dubai, the world’s largest healthcare free zone comprises two phases. Phase 1, dedicated to healthcare and medical education, occupies 4.1 million square feet in Oud Metha, and Phase 2, which is dedicated to wellness, occupies 22 million square feet in Al Jadaf, overlooking the historic Dubai Creek. The free zone is governed by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and regulated by the independent regulatory arm, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), whose quality standards are accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua). DHCC has close to 160 clinical partners including hospitals, outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories across 150 plus specialties with licensed professionals from almost 90 countries, strengthening its medical tourism portfolio. Representing its network of support partners, close to 200 retail and non-clinical facilities serve the free zone. DHCC is also home to academic institution the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center. The free zone’s integrated environment provides leverage for potential partners to set up operations to promote health and wellness. To learn more, log on to www.dhcc.ae.