KFSH&RC in Riyadh Receives US Accreditation as the First Health Care Entity in the World in Disaster Management





King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh has received accreditation for emergency management programs in disaster management from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program in the United States and thus has become one of the top 100 global institutions in various service and industrial sectors and number 1 in the world in the health sector.


KFSH&RC-Riyadh was able to achieve the highest honor by virtue of its efficiency in disaster management through an integrated system of measures and comprehensive preparedness to protect patients, employees, and assets throughout the KFSH&RC system.


Dr. Saleh Almofada, the Chief Operating Officer of KFSH&RC-Riyadh, expressed his happiness at receiving this prestigious recognition pointing out that it reflected the robustness of safety and security measures in disaster preparedness and response, and the implementation of advanced standards that meet the requirements of the US National Standards Institute.


He added that the accreditation process was based on a field assessment by a US specialist team that visited the hospital and reviewed emergency disaster management programs across 16 areas including planning, resource management, training, corrective action, effective communication, warning systems, and management.


Dr. Mohammad Alotaibi, Consultant Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Chairman of the Disaster Medicine Committee at KFSH&RC-Riyadh, said that the achievement marked an additional incentive for us to give our best in the future and move forward to achieve the goals and strategies of KFSH&RC-Riyadh in line with Saudi Vision 2030. He thanked all the medical and administrative committees for their efforts in fulfilling the accreditation requirements.


“Congratulations to King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre for achieving this significant accomplishment in emergency management by earning accreditation. Through their commitment and leadership, they have demonstrated to their employees and patients that their program is sustainable, and safety and security are a top priority,” stated Robie Robinson, the executive director of Public Safety, University of Tennessee, and chair for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program Commission.


The Emergency Management Accreditation Program is a leading US non-profit organization, and it is the only organization that awards accreditation for emergency management programs to establishments and institutions in the industrial, service, and health sectors.