The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is a 1086-bed tertiary care facility that provides the highest level of specialized healthcare in an integrated educational and research setting. Its center of excellence in cardiology, oncology, and solid organ transplant are well recognized throughout the Middle East as well as the rest of the world. The standard of care that KFSH&RC provides are reflected through some of its breakthrough achievements. For example, JCIA standards, MAGNET recognition, HIMSS EMRAM Ambulatory Stage 7, etc. 

The Pharmaceutical Care division of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHR&RC) is well reputed for its excellence in patient care services, state-of-the-art pharmacy automation systems, and superior quality of education and training throughout the Middle East. The current organizational structure of the Pharmaceutical Care Division is geared towards integrated clinical services model. Specifically, to reduce the perceived and real barrier between what is considered clinical work and pharmacy operation, and to ensure the safe and effective use of medications.

The Pharmaceutical Care Division is composed of three departments: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, Medical/Critical Care Pharmacy, and Medication Safety/Clinical Pharmacy Support Services. The Division provides comprehensive, 24-hour computerized services to both inpatients and outpatients settings focusing patient-center care and integrated model of pharmaceutical care. Its exceptional multinational staff, cutting edge technology/automation, state-of-the-art informatics resources, and facilities have undoubtedly made it one of the leading hospital pharmacies in the Middle East. It employs approximately 300 personnel with 28 clinical pharmacy consultants, clinical pharmacy specialists and clinical pharmacists in different clinical practice areas such as ambulatory care, anticoagulation, cardiology, drug information, internal medicine, infectious diseases, nephrology, oncology, pediatrics, adult and pediatric critical care, parenteral nutrition, solid organ transplantation, and surgery.

 Pharmacy Mission

To provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care that will yield safe and cost-effective drug therapy in an integrated education, training and research settings.

Pharmacy Values:

  • Patient Focus: We put the needs for our patients first.
  • Integrity: We adhere to high ethical principles to be truthful, transparent, equitable and trustworthy.
  • Quality: We strive for excellence and high quality through creativity and innovation.
  • Compassion: We treat patients, families, and team members with dignity and kindness.
  • Teamwork: We work well together to ensure that knowledge and wisdom are shared for the benefit of all.

Goals and Objectives:

  • To maximize rational, cost-effective drug use by increasing pharmacists presence in patient care areas and by contributing to the medication use evaluation process, formulary control and medication therapy monitoring.
  • To exceed standards for medication use established by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO/JCIA).
  • To exceed standards of pharmacy practice established by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • To create a center of excellence for pharmacy practice in the region.

Significant Achievements:

  • Successfully received and maintained accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as the first hospital outside the USA for both PGY-1 & PGY-2 (Solid Organ Transplant) residency program.
  • Successfully received re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as pharmacy education provider as the first & the only hospital outside USA without any observation/citation.
  • Successful implementation of many state-of-the-art IV robotic preparation system (e.g. RIVA™)

Certificates, Awards, & Accreditations:

  • ASHP accreditation on Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1)— since May 2009
  • ASHP accreditation on Specialty Residency (Solid Organ Transplantation)— since April 2015
  • ACPE re-accreditation— since January 2011


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