Awards & Recognitions 2015
The department of pediatric hematology oncology obtained and maintained its accreditation by the Joint Accreditation Committee ISCT-EBMT, Children’s Oncology Group (COG), European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR).
Performance Improvement Projects
The medical team including the medical staff and nursing are continuously looking at ways to deliver up to date patient care and measures to improve patient satisfaction. The most recent performance improvement project addressed the process of the walk-in guidelines for the patients, their families and staff alike. The project has aimed at empowering and educating the families in the ways to maximize the appropriate utilization of the walk-in area.
Research is a fundamental component of pediatric hematology oncology. From 2010- 2015 over 100 research projects were performed including abstracts and publications in prestigious journals with high impact factor and presentations at national & international conferences worldwide. Several projects were funded by SANAD & KCAST. In 2015 alone there were 10 research papers published in peer reviewed journals and presented 9 our experience in 9 national/international conferences. Six (6) new research projects were initiated in 2015 making a total of more than 40 active research studies. Operation of a newly established Tissue Bank and FISH Laboratory in the KFNCCC Research Facility
The hematology Pre-BMT patient tracking and clearance system was created in order to enhance and facilitate the stem cell transplant process. Innovative Consultative service – for improved care, capturing data unique to the PHO service and Research support is currently in place.
The members of the department of PHO at KFNCCC&R and KFSH&RC are dedicated to the teaching, mentoring and counselling of medical students, interns, residents, nurses and fellows continuously providing the educational needs and requirements for advancement and optimizing their medical careers.
The pediatric hematology oncology fellowship Program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS) since 03 November 2010 and fellows graduating from the program are serving children with cancer and blood disorders throughout the Kingdom.