by Kabayan Laliebeth
It was in 2014 that the Nightingale Group was born with the vision to become the homecare provider of choice delivering unparalleled standards of care to diverse patients residing in the United Arab Emirates.
From a 3-room facility headquartered at the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Nightingale Group has now moved to a multi-department office at Al Reem Island with ten rooms to accommodate the vast administrative requirements of clients, offer a spacious office for employees and better facilities for quality services.
Aside from the Abu Dhabi office, it has expanded its wings to other areas in Dubai, Al Ain and Al Gharbia to widen its scope with excellent clinical interventions and achieving optimal health levels and wellness through compassionate health care delivery in the comfort of patient’s homes.
“We expanded branches in Al Ain to cater other services such as Nursing trainings which was opened a few years ago, and recently we have opened the Golden Heart Medical Services in Dubai under the banner of the Nightingale Group”, mentioned Redemptor “Red” Jimeno, RN, RM, LPT, MAN – Chief Executive Officer of Nightingale Group.
Nightingale CEO Redemptor Jimeno (right) and General manager Gerard Mamuyac Jr (left)
“Our expertise is on homecare offering home nursing, home physiotherapy services and doctor’s visit at the client’s home”, Jimeno said adding that their unique blend of premier home health care and community-based services are designed to commit to the international standards of CARF, SKEA and ISO.
From planning, documentation to delivering the services to patients in the comfort of their homes, the Nightingale Group has assured best practices coupled with a robust electronic health information system that is best in the region.
ACCOMPLISHMENT AND SUCCESS
In a short span of time, the Nightingale Group was able to recruit more than 400 employees of which 98% are Filipinos and have sustained them in the period with satisfaction.
“The best achievement na masasabi ko for Nightingale is that we are able to recruit our kabayans and I’m proud that we are locally and internationally recognized”, quoted Jimeno in an interview.
In 2016, Nightingale won the Sheik Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA)- the first and only homecare in the region to receive the prestigious Silver Recognition in the 15th cycle of the SKEA.
“The award is something for us, it is given to companies na merong ginagawa sa community more than the business. But behind this milestone are our employees who are delivering the standards of healthcare to every corner in UAE- a legacy that made the Nightingale the homecare provider of choice today”, he said.
“The success of Nightingale is not because of one person, not because of me but I owe this to the people who worked with us, along with us in the challenges and struggles. I have realized that when we work with people na kasama mo sa vision mo, kasama mo sa mission mo, walang imposible, napakadami mong ma re reach na possibilities”, expressed Jimeno.
Nightingale is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and having certifications of ISO Integrated Management Systems such as ISO 9001:2015; ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
OUTREACHING BEYOND BUSINESS
The Nightingale Group stands for the vision not only to provide quality homecare services but to extend their hands to compatriots in related endeavours.
“We assist the Philippine Embassy in the medical repatriation of Filipinos na unfortunately nagkasakit dito and they need medical assistance going back to the Philippines”, quoted Redemptor adding that they are in partnership with other groups to provide psychological counselling for the distressed Filipinos sheltered at the Embassy.
The Nightingale Group have offered free reviews for several Filipino nurses in UAE who aspired to become registered/licensed nurse by taking the Special Professional Licensure exam (SPLE).
Nightingale Group management & physicians
This year, it has noted passers in top 3 and top 4 in the SPLE, namely Lina Phodaca and Jude Sangco, respectively.
Aside from giving the reviews for free, reviewees also get assistance for data flow processing & application and a Fly now Pay Later scheme for applicants based in the Philippines.
Nightingale Group top management is composed of founders Rashid Ahmed Seddiq Al Mutawaa and Mansoor Abdulla Bakheet Almheiri, CEO Redemptor Jimeno and General Manager Gerard Mamuyac Jr.
The Nightingale Group is the parent company of Nightingale Home Health Care, Nightingale Nursing Training, Nightingale Management Consultancy, Golden Heart Home Health Care and Golden Heart Medical Services. Together, they deliver services that not only inspire but truly make a difference.
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