King Fahad Medical City – Riyadh

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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

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