King Saud Medical City

King Saud Medical City
مدينة الملك سعود الطبية
Ministry of Health
Geography
LocationRiyadh, Al Riyadh, Ar Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 24°37′40″N 46°41′25″E / 24.62778°N 46.69028°E / 24.62778; 46.69028
Organisation
FundingGovernmental
TypePublic
Affiliated university- King Saud University
- Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University
- Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University
- Dar Al Uloom University
Services
StandardsAccreditation from International Joint Commission (JCI) obtained on 22 Jan 2013
Emergency departmentYes
Beds1500
History
Opened13 Oct 1956
Links
Websitewww.ksmc.med.sa
ListsHospitals in Saudi Arabia

King Saud Medical City (KSMC), also known as Shemaisi Hospital, is a large public referral hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1956 and is one of the largest tertiary care centers in Saudi Arabia, with a total bed capacity of 1,500 including 200 ICU beds. The 102-bed emergency department is the busiest in the country, and the hospital serves as the largest referral center in Saudi Arabia for Orthopedic surgery, Trauma surgery and Neurosurgery. It is part of the first healthcare cluster in the city of Riyadh, and currently employs 9,200 healthcare personnel.[1] The hospital has a tremendously high patient turnover, both outpatient and inpatient, and conducted over 20,000 surgical procedures in 2019 alone.[2]

KSMC is also one of the largest medical education, training and research centers in Saudi Arabia, with postgraduate residency and specialist training programs in medicine and surgical subspecialties as well as multiple medical school affiliations.

The medical complex itself houses the General Hospital, as well as the Pediatric Hospital, Maternity Hospital, Dental Center and the King Fahad Charity Kidney Center. KSMC’s core competencies are Emergency Care, Trauma, Orthopedics, Burn Care, Bariatric Surgery, Dental Care and Critical Care.

History

Founded in 1956, KSMC is the oldest medical city in the Kingdom. It was inaugurated by King Saud bin Abdulaziz as the King Saud Medical Complex, and was at the time a 500-bed facility housing an emergency department and divisions in orthopedics, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and a radiology department, along with a laboratory, pharmacy, and immunization department. The original building remains as the general hospital, and newer buildings include the Medical Towers 1 and 2, the Regional Laboratory, and the Academic Tower.

The first modern intensive care unit in Saudi Arabia was set up in KSMC, and the hospital currently has one of the most highly specialized intensive care units in the region.

KSMC Medical Imaging Department

As medical imaging has become indispensable in the modern clinical diagnosis, the department is measuring up to the expectation with its array of state-of-the-art equipment of CT Scan/ conventional x-ray and team of well-trained staff. The department’s mission is to provide high quality imaging services and it extols the values of integrity, perfection and creativity in its diagnostic pursuits. https://www.ksmc.med.sa/KSMC_Apps_ExternalContent/GeneralHospital_DepartmentofMedicalImagingScreen

In 2010, its name was officially changed from King Saud Medical Complex to King Saud Medical City.[3]

In 2020, the hospital launched a digital operating theater incorporating interventional radiology and robotic surgery.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Check up". The Business Year. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  2. ^ "MOH News - King Saud Medical City Launches Digital Operating Rooms". www.moh.gov.sa. Retrieved 2021-01-05.
  3. ^ "MOH News - The King Agree on (King Saud Medical City) Name". www.moh.gov.sa. Retrieved 2021-01-04.
  4. ^ "MOH News - King Saud Medical City Launches Digital Operating Rooms". www.moh.gov.sa. Retrieved 2021-01-05.

External links

  • Kind Saud Medical City - مدينة الملك سعود الطبية
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