Sunday, January 20, 2013

King Faisal Specialist Hospital Jeddah

King Faisal Specialist Hospital is located on Al Rawdah Street Jeddah. The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre is a 936-bed tertiary care facility.

Patient Care

There are 18 Medical Departments, each with its own Chairman. The names of these departments are set out in the accompanying Organizational Structure.


The Hospital and Research Centre has a total staff of 6,946, comprising 63 different nationalities.

The Medical Staff

including Saudi Residents and Fellows, totals 703, 46% of whom are expatriates (including 16% U.S./Canadian and 11% European) and 54% of whom are Saudis.

The Medical Staff consists of the following categories :

The Nursing Staff

totals 1,942 and 18% from Canada and 11% from the United States. The other Nursing staff are from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. Nursing Affairs includes the following departments:

Critical Care Nursing, Maternal Child
Nursing, Surgical Nursing, Oncology/
Medical Nursing, Infection Control,
Ambulatory Care Nursing, Nursing
Systems, Nursing Recruitment, Products
Coordination, I.V. Therapy, Discharge
Planning, Quality Improvement and Nursing Education & Research.

Clinical Services Staff

1,235 employees

Academic Affairs & Postgraduate Education

Residency Training Programs 13
Fellowship Training Programs 39

Scholarship Program -

Number of Scholarship Recipients 73
Total number of patients admitted per year 21,123
Average daily inpatient census 552
Average bed occupancy rate 88%
Average length of bed stay 9.0 days
Total number of operating cases per year 8,981
Average number of operating cases per workday 36
Average annual open-heart surgeries 1,120
Average annual cardiac catheterization 2,920
Average annual renal transplants 44
Average annual bone marrow transplants 96
Total number of deliveries per year 1,357 - High risk deliveries 40% - Normal deliveries 60%
Total radiological examinations per year 185,823
Total laboratory tests per year  (clinical and anatomical) 5,759,526
Average Outpatient encounters per year (excluding Emergency Room visits) 516,875
Average Emergency Room encounters per calendar day 124

Consultants 389
Associate Consultants 14
Assistants 97
Clinical Assistants 3
Fellows 101
Residents 88

Hospital Profile

The Annals of Saudi Medicine

is an English bimonthly multidisciplinary medical journal. The Annals publishes original articles, case reports, letters to the editor, editorials, and special reviews dealing with various aspects of clinical, academic or investigative medicine or research. Emphasis is placed on matters relating to medicine in Saudi Arabia in particular, and the Middle East in general. The Annals is a joint project of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, the King Saud University College of Medicine, and the King Khalid University Hospital. Its current worldwide distribution exceeds 16,000 copies. The Annals has also been placed on the Internet (refer to

The Health Sciences Library

is one of the most comprehensive and modern medical libraries in the region. It has 620 active subscription journals and over 23,000 medical books. In addition, linkage is available to various world libraries through the Internet and other

Information Technology Affairs

Subsequent to many years of searching and preparation a contract was signed in May 2000 for the implementation of the Cerner Health Network Architecture Millennium product. The implementation of the Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS) will be a two year plus project and the ICIS will improve communication and informationsharing, create improved operational efficiencies and improve patient safety. This system will introduce the Computer-based Patient Record (CPR), paving the way for a paperless chart in the future. The CPR, a longitudinal record of the patient’s medical history, will provide more complete information and ease accessibility to that information that will increase continuity of care, and improve efficiency through the process of patient care.

The ICIS will improve the quality of care patients receive, reduce the cost of patient care and improve the utilization of resources, making available comprehensive data for analysis and research.

Information Technology is essential for radical improvements in healthcare.