KENYA—Dr. Cynthia Omina Kanda has been named as AAR Hospital’s Head of Clinical Services, effective April 22, 2024, according to a statement made by Dr. Aysha B Edwards, AAR Hospital’s CEO.

Dr. Omina will be in charge of strengthening the healthcare ecosystems at AAR Hospital, improving clinical governance, and maintaining the highest level of healthcare quality.

Dr. Omina previously served as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for The Social Service League at M.P. Shah Hospital.

With over a decade of experience in the medical industry, she possesses competence in both clinical and operational domains, allowing her to effectively integrate healthcare facilities’ strategy with their clinical and business goals.

Dr. Omina has a strong background in operational leadership, strategy execution, risk management, and quality assurance, as well as team empowerment.

She is especially interested in value-based healthcare delivery models, which emphasize the provision of high-quality healthcare services at a reasonable cost.

Dr. Omina’s professional background includes an interim position as Healthcare Manager at AAR Healthcare, making this appointment a homecoming for the Group.

She has also worked as a technical advisor on the CDC-funded ECHO Project with ICAP at Columbia University, as well as a Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Officer at Aga Khan Hospital, Kisumu.

Dr. Omina has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Public Health with a Major in Health System Management from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Strathmore Business School.

She has received numerous awards, including being a Young Executive Leader in the Internal Healthcare Federation Cohort 2022 and a member of the WomenLift Health East Africa Signature Leadership Journey 2024 Cohort.

 She’s also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

While making the news, Dr. Edwards expressed her delight by noting that Dr. Omino offers a lot of experience and skill in medicine, and she was confident that her leadership will further enhance the quality of care delivered at our hospital.

On her part, she conveyed her gratitude and vowed to serve with humility, compassion, and dedication.

She went on to say that she will approach each work with an open heart and a listening ear, valuing the faith placed in her to lead and support the clinical team.

She also pledged to respect the ideals of excellence, teamwork, and quality care as they collaborate to make a positive difference in the lives of those they serve, stating that she is looking forward to the challenges and rewards that lie ahead.

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