The Medical City at King Saud University Obtains Canadian “Diamond Degree” Certificate
The Canadian Accreditation Body has delivered the "Diamond Degree" Certificate to the University Medical City at King Saud University after its success in the comprehensive assessment by the Canadian Accreditation Panel on its compliance with quality standards that internationally recognized in King Khalid and King Abdulaziz Hospitals.
Chief Medical Officer at the University Medical City, Dr. Faisal bin Abdullah Al-Saif thanked His Excellency the Director of King Saud University, Dr. Badran bin Abdulrahman Al-Omar for his constant support in the University Medical City. Indicating that the Medical City applies the highest standards of control in health facilities in compliance with international standards. In order to ensure a safe and secure environment in health facilities and to promote provision of quality health-care services.
He added that the accreditation covers all aspects whether medical or non-medical, including infection control, patient safety, risk management, surgical operations, primary care, tumors, laboratories, blood banks, pharmacy, diagnostics and radiotherapy, emergency medicine, internal medicine, medical rehabilitation. Noting that the number of participating teams reached 46 quality teams.
For her part, the Director of Quality Management in King Khalid University Hospital at the Medical City Ms. Maram Bakhsh reported that the University Medical City received the Silver Classification in 2011 with excellence in a fundamental quality of patient care and received the Gold Classification in 2014 with excellence in the basics and some procedures provided to patients. As for 2017, it obtained the Diamond Classification, the highest rating by the Canadian Accreditation Body that depends on the results of the procedures and health services provided in the Medical City.
She clarified that the Medical City was characterized by improving the security environment for patients and recorded an increase in the proportion of patients reached 85%, while the proportion of patients' satisfaction to more than 70%. Indicating that quality management is used to measure performance indicators on a periodic basis, and analyzing and studying risks to avoid their occurrence and taking the necessary action and developing action plans to improve and develop these procedures.
The Executive Director of International Accreditation in Canadian Institutions for Accreditation Ms. Katerina praised on the great achievements of the University Medical City. Noting that the University Medical City is part of the 1600 health care organizations in 30 countries working hard to develop the quality of health care.
The ceremony was attended by prof. Abdullah bin Salman Al Salman, Vice Rector, Dr. Yousuf bin Abdu Aseeri, Planning and Development Vice Dean, Dr. Abdulrahman Mohammad Al Muammar, Medical City Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Khalid bin Ali Fouda, Faculty of Medicine Dean, and a number of university officials and heads of medical departments at the University Medical City.