Dr. Aysha Edwards has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of AAR Hospital, effective Thursday 9th November 2023.
With over a decade of experience, Dr. Edwards steps into this role, marking a significant milestone for the hospital and healthcare landscape in Kenya.
She joins the ranks of the few female CEOs at the helm of major hospitals in the country, signaling a positive shift towards gender diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership.
With a distinguished background in leadership roles both locally and internationally, Dr. Edwards brings a wealth of expertise in strategic planning, operational excellence, and a strong commitment to patient-centered care. Her appointment underscores AAR Hospital’s strategic move to raise its standards and contribute significantly to the growth of the healthcare sector.
Having played a crucial role in the commissioning of the hospital as the Head of Clinical Services, Dr. Edwards has a proven track record of championing patient satisfaction, enhancing operational efficiency, and spearheading the expansion of services into new areas. Before joining AAR Hospital in 2020, she served as an Emergency Medicine Doctor and acted as the Director of Medical Services and Research at The Nairobi Hospital during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Dr. Edwards’ appointment, Steve Okeyo, the CEO at AAR Group, expressed, “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Aysha Edwards to AAR Hospital as our new Chief Executive Officer. We have full confidence that her expertise and visionary leadership will play a pivotal role in guiding AAR Hospital to unprecedented levels of growth.”
‘’ I am honored to lead AAR Hospital as its CEO. Together with our exceptional team, I am eager to steer the organization to new heights of success, ensuring we continue to deliver unparalleled care to our patients,” said Dr Edwards.
Dr. Edwards’s innovative and collaborative approach is evident through her previous roles on various boards and membership in Trinidad and Tobago’s senate. Her commitment to advancing healthcare aligns with AAR Hospital’s dedication to delivering quality services for its patients.
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