In the presence of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), Chairman and Founder of Kingdom Hospitals (KH), KH was awarded accreditation from the Joint Commission International (JCI) Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.
JCI is the world’s leader in health care accreditation and the author and evaluator of the most rigorous international standards in quality and patient safety. Earning JCI accreditation and certification, recognized as the global Gold Seal of Approval.
Founded in 1994 by The Joint Commission, JCI has touched more than 90 countries. Today, the organization helps patients in five continents and fields a well-trained team of international accreditation surveyors and consultants. JCI enjoys a 20 percent annual growth in the number of accredited organizations, just one metric of how it helps health care leaders to improve quality, safety, and efficiency as a shared goal.
Moreover, Prince Alwaleed inaugurated Kingdom Hospital Center for Assisted Reproductive Technology in the presence of the medical and administrative team of Kingdom Hospital that was headed by Dr. Fayez Takieddine, Executive Director, Kingdom Hospital and Consulting Clinics. While touring the new center, Prince Alwaleed commended Kingdom Hospital leadership on establishing such a center equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art embryology laboratory coupled with a highly qualified medical care team specialized in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and embryology.
Prince Alwaleed also commended the design of the center that takes into consideration the privacy and comfort level of all patients. Kingdom Hospital’s Center for Assisted Reproductive Technology provides a comprehensive range of safe and effective treatment modalities for couples struggling with infertility.
Dr. Takieddine said that the center is designed and equipped according to the highest international standards and the latest technology in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and assisted reproduction techniques supported with systems for quality control to ensure the highest degree of accuracy for the achievement of the best outcomes. He added that the center has a special IVF information system that guarantees the privacy and confidentiality of the patients’ data and is equipped with a cutting-edge digital embryology laboratory. The embryology laboratory is designed and constructed with a special air filtering system that eliminates toxic organic molecules which negatively affects embryo development.
Since its inception in year 2000, KH has provided a fully comprehensive range of outpatient, emergency and inpatient services delivered at international standards of care supported by latest technology, all within a compassionate environment. In 2011, KH has completed an expansion plan on the existing campus doubling its bed capacity, and adding an advanced Heart Center equipped with a state-of the art cardiac cath lab and coronary cardiac care unit, a pediatric ward, a surgical ward, and a special pavilion for patients who want to avail themselves of healthcare in a luxurious environment. KH is an accredited healthcare provider by the Central Board for Accreditation of Healthcare Institutions (CBAHI) for its compliance with the national hospital standards for quality.