By Dr. John Williams
Provost and Vice-President of GW for Health affairs
and Dr. Sami Trad
Chairman of Trad Hospital
"This affiliation is to my knowledge the first one of a private Lebanese Hospital with an American University Medical Center and such a stepping-stone deserved to be brought to public attention and appreciation" said Dr. John Williams.
"I am confident that this collaboration with GW will be very fruitful for our country as it has been for other ones" affirmed Dr. Trad.
After Dr. Sami Trad and Dr. John William's speeches, both parties proceeded to the official signature, followed by everyone raising the toast to the success and promise of this affiliation. Dr. Trad was offered a certificate of affiliation from Dr. Williams in form of appreciation and good will.