The partnership agreements aim at increasing the level of exchange between establishments, providing patients with the services of the most qualified specialists and investing in tele-medicine, hence allowing practitioners from both parties to gain hands-on experience.
Twinning between Levant Clinic and Foch Hospital
CEO Dr. Antoine Maalouf stresses on Lebanon's role as a member state of the International Organization of la Francophonie (IOF), and on the Clinic's keenness to maintain cultural, civilizational and scientific interaction between France and Lebanon, hence emphasizing the Clinic's pledge to developing its capacities and medical services in collaboration with the pairing partners.
Twinning can only be beneficial to the Lebanese hospital sector as it contributes to promoting the role of the said sector, therefore introducing Lebanon to hospital tourism, imposing him as a service hub, and deterring all Arab tourists from seeking healthcare services elsewhere. This endeavor emphasizes the cooperation between Lebanon and France especially as it inaugurates an ambitious long-term Mediterranean cooperation project that is dear to the heart of both the Lebanese and the French and that establishes the pioneer role Lebanon plays in the Middle East.
~ Philippe Ritter,
Chairman Of Foch Hospital
~ Philippe Ritter,
Chairman of Foch Hospital
Partner Educational Institutions
The Sagesse University
An 5-year-long agreement between the Levant Clinic and the Sagesse University was signed in 2010 in order to have 11 student interns per year. They are supervised by Mentors and Trainers from the CDL under a new practice called "Capacity Training".
The Lebanese University
Since 2007, the Levant Clinic welcomes nursing student interns following a contract signed between the CDL and the Lebanese University; what in turn promotes a recruitment of excellent quality.
The Montpellier University
In October 2015, the CDL signed a partnership agreement, with Montpellier University, medical faculty, whereas students from the LU can have internship there and on the other side, we can welcome students and professors from Montpellier.
IRCAD , Institute for Research into Cancer of the Digestive System, pools digestive cancer research laboratories, a research department in computer sciences/robotics, and a training centre in minimally invasive surgery. It was founded by Prof. Jacques Marescaux in 1994, and has quickly emerged to be the world's No 1. MIS training center.
Dr. Maalouf took the exclusivity from the IRCAD, for the French Hospital of the Levant to be the representative to implement the necessary means for the application of this revolutionary technique not only to the Lebanon, but also for all countries in the greater region of the Middle East - Turkey - North Africa and the Gulf area.