MOU with the Ministry of Health represented by the Riyadh Third Health Cluster, whichaims to serve the health care field, training talents, and developing scientific research.
Recognition from the Expenditure and Projects Efficiency Authority(EXPRO).
Issuance of Royal Order to transform KFSH&RC into an independent sui generis non-profit foundation that reflects the transformation plans of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
KFSH&RC established the Simulation Center with the goal of improving skills and training quality, using cutting-edge technologies. The official inauguration of the Simulation Center was held in October 2020. The Simulation Center is equipped with state-of-the art equipment that help simulate real patient care scenarios in outpatient clinics, in patient rooms, intensive care rooms (ICU), operating rooms (OR), and emergency rooms (ER). During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Simulation Center supported the hospital and covered some of the requirements like testing and evaluation of new COVID-19 operating rooms, COVID-19 research and training. The impact of the center is expected to positively affect patient care, training quality, capacity, and financial sustainability. Simulation Center training activities in 2020.
The Scientific Publications Office at KFSH&RC publishes 3 pioneer medical journals which focus on findings in the scientific field with the aim of advancing healthcare awareness, introducing new research in the field of diagnosis and treatment of diseases, especially among medical specialists.
Sehaty Patient Portal Enhancements Medication Refill- Medical Report Request - Allergy Updates - Under 18 Registration - Flu Teleclinic - COVID-19 Permit - Online Appointments - Push Notification and add to Calendar - Medical Supplies Refill - COVID-19 Back to Work Clearance - Login and Registration through Identity and Access Management - Services Corporation-Government platforms.
Saudization and development of nurses Increased the number of Saudi Nurses by 10% compare to last year, therefore, the percentage of Saudi Nurses is 28%.
Polyclinics and Family Medicine Building Project This is a state-of-the-art outpatient healthcare project within Riyadh’s heart This is one of the transformation projects and includes the following areas in its development: Men’s and women’s health - Mother and Child Medicine - Dental Clinic - Family Medicine.
The total number of KFSH&RC hospital beds increased to (1,934), which is a 4.4% increase compared to last year. Also, the number of heart surgeries (for adults and children) increased by 16.1% compared to last year. Additionally, for the first time in the region, the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) was repaired with Iliac Aneurysm on both sides using an Internal Branching Device on both sides (IBD) with Internal Vascular Aneurysm (EVAR) repair.
The Research Centre obtained 4 patents from North America, Europe and Japan. Additionally, the Research Centre completed the Emerging Radiopharmaceuticals Production for Delivering Precision Medicine subinitiative. Consequently, the new radiopharmaceuticals — Gallium-68 DOTATATE, Gallium-68 PSMA, and Lu177— will be available for diagnostic use.
In regard to medical education and training, KFSH&RC offers (151) programs of which; (55) fellowship programs, and (96) programs for specialization, also the number of graduates of specialized programs increased by (20%). KFSH&RC established the Simulation Center with the goal of improving skills and training quality. The Simulation Center is a milestone in using cutting edge technology and will have a tremendous impact on developing practitioners’ skills and providing quality of services to patients.
In the field of health information technology development, KFSH&RC achieved the sixth level of analytical maturity from the Health Information Management Systems Association (HIMSS), as the first medical institution outside the United States and within three international medical institutions, to achieve such level.
The planned development and expansion of outpatient clinics and services have enabled KFSH&RC to increase the number of patients receiving care. During 2018, the number of outpatient visits at our hospital in Riyadh exceeded one million visits for the first time.
KFSH&RC has always prided itself on providing high-caliber healthcare to patients throughout the Kingdom with 27 hospitals now participating in the local cooperation services. During 2018, the number of remote Intensive Care Units grew to 41. The number of patients seen in their local areas continues to rise. In 2018, 5,535 patients were monitored through health cooperation offices, marking a rise of 149%. In addition, 1,206 patients from KFSH&RC were monitored through 44 polyclinics and 108 specialist medical clinics in 14 reference hospitals. This represents a rise of 138%. During the year, 279 patients from hospitals of the Ministry of Health were examined, and 968 surgical and medical procedures were performed. The number of consultancy clinics also increased to 438, an increase of 28.1% compared to the previous year.
Inauguration The Emergency Building Project was inaugurated with God’s blessing at the beginning the year and consists of 6 floors to serve emergency cases. It occupies an area of 19,000 m2, contains 110 rooms for temporary hospitalization, , and has all the necessary emergency medical services.
In the field of digital health, KFSH&RC achieved the sixth level of maturity and analytical capabilities of data from the Health Information Management Systems Society, becoming the first medical institution from outside the USA to achieve this level.
The Heart Centre is the only active heart transplant program in the Kingdom, the largest program in the Asia Pacific region and is now among the top (10%) transplant centers worldwide performing (30) Heart transplantations or more.
Renal Transplant Exchange Program at KFSH&RC, Riyadh, has achieved significant progress through non-related living-donors kidney exchange program and was able to perform a total of (44) renal transplant surgeries this year with (69%) increase from last year which represent (25%) from the total Kidney Transplantations performed from living donor in 2017.
Over (30000) Donors have joined the Stem Cell Donor Registry of KFSH&RC- Riyadh, which in turn increases the possibility of finding matching donors to patients suffering from serious diseases and is need for stem cell transplant.
KFSH&RC Performed (428) Kidney Transplants, the sophisticated innovative techniques used in conducting the Kidney transplantations commensurate with the patient’s underlying health condition.
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First diagnostic electron microscopy laboratory and cytogenetic laboratory was established in the Middle East.
First fine needle aspiration biopsy was introduced.