Also known as National Guard Health Affairs / King Abdulaziz Medical Cities. Ministry Of National Guard Health Affairs have hospitals in five locations in Saudi Arabia: RIYADH, JEDDAH, AL AHSA, AL MADINAH AND DAMMAM.
Hospital group is considered a flagship facility in the Middle East, providing primary and tertiary healthcare services to their patients. This group comprises five major Hospitals (located in the Central, Eastern & Western regions of Saudi Arabia) – the facilities in Riyadh (2,000+), Jeddah (750), Al Ahsa (400), Al Madinah (320) and Dammam (163) have a combined total of 3,633 beds – and operate to American Joint Commission International Accreditation (JCIA) standards. They also have over sixty primary and secondary healthcare centers around the Kingdom.
National Guard Healthcare entities, in existence since 1983, operated separately and independently prior to 1994 with each working to a different set of standards. In order to ensure higher unified standards of patient care and practice, the healthcare organizations were merged and integrated under one new corporate organization namely National Guard Health Affairs.
In 2002, a Royal Decree was granted to officially rename all existing National Guard Health Affairs and new complexes in a similar manner to signify the corporate identity. Under this approval, the King Abdulaziz Medical Cities (KAMC) were formed. The most recent medical city to join the group is that of King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital which is based on the Riyadh too.
These Hospitals are state of the art tertiary medical facilities and provide high international standard medical services including international Paediatric Surgery (world leader in conjoined twin separation), Open-Heart Surgery, Oncology Centre, Organ Transplantation, Laparoscopic Surgery, Trauma Surgery and many high-calibre medical specialties. Also on site the King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences houses the College of Medicine and College of Nursing & Allied Medical Sciences (for local Saudi health professionals) plus the Postgraduate Education and Academic Affairs for current Hospital employees.
The multicultural profile of the Nursing and Clinical staff provides a dynamic healthcare environment where healthcare professionals from more than 45 countries worldwide engage in patient-centered activities. It is an opportunity to exchange ideas on practice, procedures and competency. The employees use modern technology to enhance patient care in partnership with evidence-based practice and effective use of clinical and education resources