Houston Methodist, Istanbul University Hospitals to collaborate on educational projects

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, the global subsidiary of Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas, USA, and Istanbul University Hospitals - General Directorate in Istanbul, Turkey, have signed a collaboration agreement in the areas of education and training.

“I am very excited and delighted as this collaboration would bring two institutions together in the areas of advanced education and training in medicine, quality and clinical projects. This is a very important partnership as it reflects Methodist's commitment to healthcare development in Turkey.”

Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and Istanbul University Hospitals - General Directorate will collaborate on educational projects such as training, education courses and observership programs at Houston Methodist Hospital. The scope will include courses and practical programs to educate the full spectrum of the healthcare workforce including doctors, nurses, allied health and even hospital managers.

"This collaboration is very important to us," said Mr. Haluk Ozsari, Istanbul University Hospitals - General Directorate. "Istanbul University has two medical schools and a dentistry school as well as Oncology and Cardiology Institutes. Thirteen hundred faculty members provide education, research and patient care. Istanbul University Hospitals, with 3500 beds, more than 12% of total bed capacity of Istanbul, receive 2.5 million outpatients and more than 100,000 inpatients a year."

Istanbul University Hospitals' Chairman of the Board of Directors Kamil Adalet said, "We are happy to have begun this collaboration with Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services. This agreement will facilitate the transfer and exchange of information and knowledge between our colleagues in both clinical and management areas. This agreement will be the first step towards many future collaborations. I would like to thank Dr. Sarper Tanli for his contribution to this project."

"Since 2000, the pace of healthcare evolution in Turkey has increased. The universities with the experience and knowledge should support this progression," said Mr. Yunus Soylet, Rector of Istanbul University. "Istanbul University has been a long-standing leader in many fields, and we welcome the opportunity to transfer our knowledge and experience in the field of healthcare management to others. This collaboration between Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and Istanbul University Hospitals is an important step to achieving this goal."

"The new partnership between Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services and Istanbul University Hospitals will help to expand available health care services in Turkey," said Cathy Easter, President and CEO of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services. "We look forward to a long and successful relationship."

Dr. Sarper Tanli , Vice President of Houston Methodist Global Health Care Services, who is a graduate of Cerrahpasa Medical, said, "I am very excited and delighted as this collaboration would bring two institutions together in the areas of advanced education and training in medicine, quality and clinical projects. This is a very important partnership as it reflects Methodist's commitment to healthcare development in Turkey."

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