Specialized Medical Center (SMC) and Siemens announce partnership to support the Kingdom Healthcare sector
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the fields of energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Specialized Medical Center in Riyadh. The collaboration focuses on education and training, with the goal of extending the skills and capabilities of healthcare professionals. Siemens is committed to clinical excellence based on state-of-art technology that permits faster diagnosis, earlier detection and treatment. In order to attain excellent clinical outcomes, care providers need to build a culture of excellence. Siemens is uniquely positioned to help and address the challenges of care providers. It has built one of the industry’s most extensive healthcare technology portfolios with the goal of making patient care more efficient and personalized.
The collaboration agreement was signed on Wednesday 4th of June 2014 at the Specialized Medical Center in Riyadh by Dr. Khaled Al Sebaiay, CEO of Specialized Medical Center and Mr. Masfer Alshardan, Key Account Manager at Siemens Healthcare Saudi Arabia in the presence of Dr. Firas Al Atassi, Director of Radiology Department at SMC and Dr. Abdullah Nanaa, Sales Director at Siemens Healthcare Saudi Arabia. SMC will perform presentations on Siemens cutting-edge technologies for its customers in Saudi Arabia.
“This agreement will raise the quality and productivity of healthcares services across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, said Arja Talakar, CEO of Siemens Saudi Arabia. “Aligned with our partner E.A. Juffali Brothers we are committed to support the sustainable healthcare development in the Kingdom by providing training and education programs”, he added.
As part of this agreement Siemens will equip SMC with top notch technology healthcare products and solutions, such as the Aera Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), the Somatom AS 20 Computerized Tomography (CT) and ACUSON X 150 Ultra Sound systems. SMC will extend its reputation as a state-of-the-art facility that provides distinguished healthcare services to the citizens of Saudi Arabia.
Ernst Jankulik, Head of Siemens Healthcare Saudi Arabia, said: “This collaboration is set to support our mutual mission towards enhancing professional development and healthcare in the Kingdom. The new equipment from Siemens will be used in familiarizing healthcare teams with the latest imaging innovations being used in the country’s hospitals.”
Specialized Medical Center started its operations with 50 clinics, 50 Beds and 90 physicians along with its first specialty unit with a wide range of sub specialties. After several phases of development the in-patient unit expanded its capacity to more than 500 beds including high standard suites and single elegant rooms. The out-patient department expanded to 200 specialty clinics with more than 300 physicians mostly board certified from North America and Europe.
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