King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
مستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث
Geography
LocationRiyadh, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates24°40′18″N 46°40′29″E / 24.67167°N 46.67472°E / 24.67167; 46.67472Coordinates: 24°40′18″N 46°40′29″E / 24.67167°N 46.67472°E / 24.67167; 46.67472
Organisation
Care systemHybrid
FundingGovernment hospital
TypeSpecialist
Affiliated universityAlfaisal University
Services
StandardsJCAHO/JCI/CBAHI
Emergency departmentAvailable
Beds1,589
SpecialityOrgan transplant and oncology
HelipadAvailable
History
Opened1975
Links
Websitewww.kfshrc.edu.sa

The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Arabic: مستشفى الملك فيصل التخصصي ومركز الأبحاث) (KFSH&RC) is tertiary referral hospital in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia.

Overview

As a tertiary referral hospital, it offers primary and highly specialized inpatient and outpatient medical care and participates in many clinical and research studies.[citation needed] It is consistently recognized as one of the nation's top hospital specializing in Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences and Genetic Diseases.[citation needed] It has been ranked first in the Kingdom consistently. Overall, it has been ranked 600th globally.[1] A large portion of the patient population are referrals from other hospitals from across Saudi Arabia as a whole and the surrounding regions. The hospital handles around 10,000 thousand outpatient visits each year and houses over 1,600 beds and has 28 health outreach centers. It has a staff of over 1,000 doctors with over 13,500 total employees of 67 different nationalities.[citation needed]

History

KFSH&RC was established in 1970 on land donated by King Faisal and was officially opened in 1975 by King Khalid.[citation needed] From 1973 to 1985, the hospital was administered by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). In 1985, following a Royal Decree, the contract with HCA ended and the responsibility for the administration and operation of the hospital's premises was undertaken by a national team.[citation needed]

The following are some key developments:[citation needed]

  • In 1997, The King Fahd National Centre for Children's Cancer opened.
  • In 2000, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre – Jeddah Branch opened.
  • In 2002, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre becomes a corporation.
  • In 2018, The King Abdullah Centre for Cancer and Liver Diseases opened.
  • In 2019, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre – Madina branch opened.
  • In 2021, KFSH&RC was transformed into an independent not-for-profit organization.[2]

Notable events

See also

References

  1. ^ "King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre * Ranking". www.scimagoir.com. Retrieved 2022-09-21.
  2. ^ "Royal Order Transforms King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center into Independent Nonprofit Institution". Retrieved 2022-07-07.
  3. ^ "Saudi king dies". The Guardian. 2005-08-01. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
  4. ^ "Saudi Arabia's King Salman leaves hospital after successful surgery: Statement". english.alarabiya.net. 2020-07-30. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
  5. ^ "Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman leaves hospital after successful surgery for appendicitis". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 2022-07-01.
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