Rita McGrath

About Me:

Rita McGrath holds the position of Managing Director, for Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center in the United Arab Emirates.

Her track record in Executive Leadership & Strategy, Operational & Performance Management, Quality, Patient Safety & Risk Management, Facility Management, Patient Experience Management, Clinical Operations, and Support Services Management has been significant.

Prior to joining CMRC, Rita worked at New York Methodist Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, United States of America, the Office of Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario, Canada, and at the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar.

In addition, as she moved to the United Arab Emirates, she has held different responsibilities including leading managerial roles at SEHA Ambulatory Healthcare Services, Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Rita also served as the COO at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital in Umm Al Quwain and at Al Zahra Private Hospital in Dubai.

Most recently she was at Health point, part of Mubadala Healthcare in Abu Dhabi as the Director of Operations where she optimized the hospital’s operating capabilities, employed her strategies to maximize customer satisfaction, and managed cost-saving strategy initiatives.

Rita’s responsibilities at Cambridge Medical and Rehabilitation Center will see her cover CMRC facilities in the UAE. She will be working closely with the medical experts and the operations team to deliver quality patient care and world-class services.

Rita hails from Canada and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Science from Carleton University, and a Master in Business Administration from the Southern New Hampshire University, USA.

She is a Certified Healthcare Executive from the Canadian College of Health Leaders in Toronto, Canada.


Year Degree Institute
Certified Healthcare Executive Canadian College of Health Leaders, Toronto, Canada
Master in Business Administration (MBA) Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire, USA
Graduate Certificate - in Health Care Administration Southern New Hampshire University, New Hampshire, USA
Bachelor of Science - Integrated Science Carleton University, Ontario Canada


Year Department Position Institute
May 2020 till Present Managing Director, UAE Cambridge Medical & Rehabilitation Center
July 2018 - April 2020 Director of Operations Health point Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 2017 - June 2018 Chief Operating Officer Al Zahra Private Hospital, Dubai, UAE
April 2016 - Dec 2016 Interim Chief Operating Officer Ministry of Presidential Affairs – H.H. the President Initiatives, Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH), Umm Al Quwain, UAE
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016 Ambulatory Health Center Manager SEHA – Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), Abu Dhabi, UAE
Feb 2010 - Oct 2011 Women’s Health Center Manager SEHA - Corniche Hospital in affiliation with Johns Hopkins International, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 2008 - Sep 2009 Director of Planning and Assessment Supreme Council of Health, Qatar
Jan 2004 - Jan 2008 Assistant Director – Strategy & Policy Office of the Deputy Premier and Minister of Health & Long-Term Care, Ontario, Canada
1997 - 1999 Manager – Women’s Health Council, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Hospital Consultant Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term, Canada
1996 Coordinator – Outpatient Department New York Methodist Hospital, USA
1994 - 1996 Coordinating Manager – Ambulatory Care Surgical Clinics Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, USA