King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Canter - Jeddah began
in March 2000, due to the generous gift of The Custodian of the
Two Holy Mosques, King Fahad Bin Abdul Aziz. It was his wish to
provide outstanding medical services to the people of the Western
region. This luxurious tertiary care hospital is located in the
prestigious Al-Rawdah district, only a few minutes away from the
King Abdulaziz International airport. It occupies 80,000 square
meters with a capacity of 460 bed.
Community Relations Program. KFSH&RC unified the three departments of Media Affairs & Health Education, Public Relations and the Hospital Club under one department to ensure the best service to the public. The program aims to promote the services of KFSH&RC-Jeddah as the leading health services provider in the region; in order to benefit the community and raise health awareness.
The Telemedicine program was established to support both national and international medical needs. Telemedicine Services is integrated into routine practice, where radiology and pathology images can be transmitted to other medical facilities. Services provide by Telemedicine include: Videoconferencing, Tele-pathology; Tele-radiology; Interactive Distance Learning Program, and Patient Education Seminars.
In order to provide the best patient care information support, the Computer and Hospital Information Center has established a hospital wide network infrastructure. This network is state of the art technology. The hospital recently signed a contract with Cerner Arabia for a Clinical Management Information System. The hospital is in the implementation stage of integrating its management information systems.
Total Quality Management
HOBA was established to encourage KFSH&RC staff to share their knowledge and skill with colleagues in all the regions of the Kingdom, thereby ensuring that all patients distant from KFSH&RC still have access to more convenient and cost effective health care. HOBA also designs programs to train health professionals, and addresses health related issues.
Academic and Training Affairs manage the residency and internship
programs. To enhance and support specialization, they coordinate
and organize the training programs between KFSH&RC and the other
partners in the community, such as the faculties of universities
and governmental hospitals. Academic and Training Affairs also organizes
local and international seminars and symposiums.
The Department of Medicine includes Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Renal Transplant Units, a Pulmonary Section, an Endoscopy Unit, Diabetes, Gastro-enterology and Infectious Disease.
Outpatient Clinics receive 1200 patients daily in the various
clinics, which include General Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob
& Gyne, Neurosciences and Oncology.
The Neurosciences department provides world class clinical care to patients with difficult to diagnose and treat neurological disorders, such as sleeping disorders. The department includes Neurosurgery, Clinical Neuropsychology, Psychiatry and Clinical Pathology. In addition, due to the spread of epilepsy in the Kingdom, the Neurosciences department initiated a complete treatment program for Epilepsy that is accredited by the International Office of Epilepsy, which is linked to the World Health Organization.
KFSH&RC-Jeddah is an important referral center for high risk adult and congenital heart procedures, such as Atherectomy, stinting of coronary Angioplasty, balloon dilations of Stenosed Valves and Coarctation of the Aorta. Surgery includes ENT, Ophthalmology, Urology, General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, and the Day Surgery Unit.
Pediatrics provides specialized medical services in addition to general pediatrics. Pediatric Specialties include: Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Renal Transplant, Rheumatology, Metabolic Diseases, Allergy and Immunity Diseases.
The Ophthalmology section has two well equipped clinics.
It contains a contact lens fitting room, A&B Ultra sound, Argon
Laser and Yag Laser, Fundus Photography Camera, Visual Field, and
Ximer Laser suites. It also encompasses an Operating Room for minor
cases, and a fully equipped Operating Room for major operations.
The Department of Pathology and the medical laboratory offer an extensive range of advanced diagnostic clinical services, using the latest technology. It is pursing accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).
Radiology includes the following modalities: MRI and CT; Nuclear Medicine; Ultra Sound, Angiography, Fluoroscopy, and General Radiology. Radiology also performs diagnostic, therapeutic and invasive procedures, including ultra sound and CT guided biopsy.
The Intensive Care Unit is a state of the art facility. It is the largest ICU Department in the Kingdom. It occupies the second floor with a capacity of 54 beds, including 16 beds for Surgical & Medical, 8 Cardiac Surgery beds, 8 ICU beds, 8 Coronary Care beds, and 14 beds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The Department of Emergency Services consists of 22 beds, 10 patient examination rooms, two critical rooms, and 4 pediatric beds. It also has a Plaster Room, ENT, Ophthalmology, OB & Gyne, and Operating Room for minor procedures and a VIP section.
There are more than 800 nurses from over 15 countries in the nursing
department at KFSH&RC-Jeddah. The Nursing Department
is a mosaic of excellence, education and experience blended with
culture, competence and caring. Most of the nurse in the Outpatient
Department are bilingual, to ensure effective communication with
patients. The Nursing Department embraces total quality management
philosophy in all services. One of the objectives of the Nursing
Department is to develop a strong continuous education program for
all nurses. Collaboration with community partners, such as King
Abdul Azizz University is a major focus of Nursing Affairs.
Shuttle buses operate at intervals between housing and the hospital. There are also shopping buses to the center of the city.
KFSH&RC-Jeddah offers a healthy living environment. All housing units are provided with modern services and facilities. KFSH&RC-Jeddah staff enjoys living in a multicultural environment amidst the richness of the local culture.