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Oasis Hospital Renamed Kanad




On December 22nd, 2019, CURE’s hospital in the United Arab Emirates was renamed from Oasis hospital to Kanad hospital under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Kanad hospital is located in the city of Al Ain, east of the capital city of Abu Dhabi. The hospital opened in November 1960 at the invitation of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his brother, Sheikh Shakhbut. They asked Dr. Pat and Dr. Marian Kennedy to open the hospital after experiencing American medical care in Muscat and Bahrain. Since the hospital opened, access to health care has improved dramatically in Al Ain. 

CURE acquired the hospital in 2006, and in 2015, the hospital moved into a new building thanks to a generous gift from the Al Nahyan family. The hospital features expanded bed space, a state-of-the-art birthing center, NICU beds, and has become the premier hospital in the region for maternal and child care.

Among the changes, Dr. Tim Fincher was appointed to serve as the CEO of Kanad hospital in January 2020. Dr. Fincher’s preparation, passion, and leadership will ensure that Kanad hospital remains true to it’s calling for the region to provide quality and compassionate care to the community they serve.

About The Author

Stacey Korecki

Stacey serves as a Writer for CURE International. In this role, she writes and edits content for marketing communication pieces. She joined the CURE team in November 2019 and feels blessed to be working for an authentic, change producing organization that is Christ-centered.  Previously, she worked in Fund Development at Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity and focused on developing marketing communications materials, managing donor events, maintaining the Salesforce database, and creating content for social media platforms.  Stacey obtained her Business Marketing and Literature degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. Stacey lives in West Michigan with her husband Steve and three children.  When not attending her children’s sporting events or choir concerts, she likes to spend time on photography, hiking and exploring, playing tennis, and trying new restaurants.

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