Apr 1, 2012
Kingdom Hospital Completes Phase 1 of Expansion & Launches “Kingdom Heart Center”

Prince Alwaleed: "Kingdom Hospital expansion is in line with the company's investment strategy"

Based on Kingdom Hospital and Consulting Clinics (KHCC) strategic plan, which aims to provide comprehensive health care services, and given the growing demand for health services, Kingdom Holding, which is chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud announced today on Sunday, April 1, 2012 the completion of the phase 1 expansion on the third and fourth floors of Kingdom Hospital.

This expansion will double the current capacity of the hospital. Furthermore, the expansion will add a comprehensive cardiac intensive care unit, in addition to a children’s care unit, and an intensive care unit for premature infants and newborns. The hospital has also been equipped with the latest advanced medical equipment and devices for monitoring and to provide better care services and health care for inpatients. The hospital’s specialized team of doctors and nurses are qualified, certified and efficient.

Prince Alwaleed commented: “Kingdom Hospital expansion is in line with the Company's investment strategy.”

Eng. Talal AlMaiman, Executive Director for Development & Domestic Investments and KHC Board Member and Chairman of Kingdom Hospital commented: “The next expansion will take the hospital to a total area of 84.000sqm of medical space to provide more medical services. Kingdom Hospital, Consulting Clinics & Pharmacies is profound on maintaining its position as a leading health care provider locally and regionally.”

Dr. Fayez Takieddine, Executive Director, Kingdom Hospital and Consulting Clinics commented: “Kingdom Hospital Consulting Clinics’ expansion is keeping with it's mission of providing state of the art quality medicine and achieving patient satisfaction. Kingdom Hospital will expand it's differentiated services in coordination and association with leading centres in the world.”

The expansion includes a wide range of integrated medical services including:
Cardiac Catheterization Unit
Cardiovascular Surgery Unit
The Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Emergency Chest Pain Unit
Obesity Medical Treatment Center
Premature Infants and Newborns Intensive Care unit

Kingdom Hospital, in the north of Riyadh, is one of the most advanced private hospitals in Saudi Arabia offering medical care using the latest equipment. The hospital is yet another of Prince Alwaleed’s numerous achievements.

Consulting Clinics (CC) is located at the intersection of Takhassussi and Makkah roads. Established in 1986 by Dr. Mustafa Ghandour and Dr. Fayez Takieddine, the aim was to provide superior quality medical care. CC started with only six consultants and four departments and had only 4,000 registered patient files. Today, CC boasts a staff of over 40 consultants covering all medical fields and has over 150,000 registered patient files.

CC has a highly qualified staff encompassing handpicked consultants with specialized training. Physicians are either American Board certified or are fellows of the Royal College in Britain. Some doctors are also French certified. On regular basis, they all attend national and international conferences and seminars to stay abreast of the latest medical findings and procedures.

With the finalization of the merger, KH and CC will be offering advanced and specialized medical services that shall be announced in due course. There will be a comprehensive plan to establish a network of medical centers throughout Riyadh, with the hopes of expanding such services country-wide in the future, Allah Willing. Currently, the number of patients at both locations is around 250,000 patients and is expected to increase.

KH will now offer comprehensive medical services employing advanced equipment and expertise in family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and general surgery. The hospital’s department for rheumatology and rehabilitation is the first such specialized department in Riyadh. As for its emergency room and intensive care unit, they apply the high standards of the American college for trauma physicians.

Complementing these services is KH's luxury hotel services, a first in Saudi Arabia. The new features offer an interactive, remote-controlled entertainment system in every patient room to access 53 television satellite channels, educational programs, the internet, e-mail, and fax service for businessmen, educational and entertainment programs for children, as well as instant staff and physician paging service.