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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Health Exhibition, held from October 29 to October 31, 2023, proved an outstanding success for the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (KFSH&RC).
As a Strategic Healthcare Partner, KFSH&RC showcased groundbreaking initiatives aimed at enhancing operational efficiency across crucial medical domains, encompassing the patient care journey, space research, genetic studies, state-of-the-art radiation therapy techniques, organ transplantation advancements (including a world-first fully robotic living donor transplant), capacity management, and the production of radiopharmaceuticals to attain self-sufficiency within the Kingdom.
On the inaugural day, H.E Dr. Majid Al Fayyadh delivered a keynote address focusing on the promising future of Medical Tourism in the Kingdom, underscoring KFSH&RC’s continuous efforts to enhance services for international patients. “KFSH&RC’s transformative journey into a non-profit institution, primarily focusing on serving patients from the Gulf region, began in 2021. In its inaugural year, the hospital admitted 250 patients, and we’ve since witnessed an impressive 40% annual growth. We aim to extend our care to 10,000 patients by 2030.”
Dr. Yaseen Mallawi, Acting Chief Executive Officer – Healthcare Delivery at KFSH&RC, participated in a panel discussion addressing “Challenges to accelerating the transformation of the Saudi Health Sector,” where he emphasized the hospital’s commitment to prioritizing patients’ functional well-being within a value-based healthcare system.
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Muhannad Al Kadi, Chief Corporate Communications & Marketing Officer at KFSH&RC, expressed his delight at the forum’s success, stating, “It was a pleasure to convene with sector leaders, share our vision, and witness the impact of our collaborations. The Global Health Exhibition has been a remarkable platform to explore new opportunities that will further bolster the healthcare landscape in the Kingdom and beyond.”
KFSH&RC’s experts actively engaged in various panel discussions. Dr. Dieter Broering, Executive Director of the Organ Transplant Center of Excellence, shared insights into the potential of cutting-edge surgical technologies to reshape healthcare. Dr. Mohammed Alhamid, Director of the Centre of Healthcare Intelligence, delivered a thought-provoking speech on AI-powered healthcare, shedding light on the future of healthcare intelligence.
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Furthermore, the event marked a significant milestone for KFSH&RC as they celebrated their 100th Car-T Cell procedure, a noteworthy achievement in the Middle East. The hospital also received the prestigious “Best Public Services Call Centre of The Year – Critical” award at the Annual Middle East Call Centre 2023 Awards.
On the sidelines of the Global Health Exhibition, KFSH&RC sealed pivotal MoUs. It partnered with SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, to drive healthcare product development and innovation. King Faisal Specialist Hospital International Holding Company, the investment arm for KFSH&RC, established a strategic partnership with Solutions by STC to enhance the healthcare business landscape and identify mutual growth areas in the sector.
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Additional MoUs were signed with Microsoft Arabia, focusing on sustainability and innovation for enhanced patient care, and with the Hevolution Foundation, emphasizing the advancement of longevity and ageing research. KFSH&RC also partnered with Illumina and signed an MoU with Johnson & Johnson, with the primary vision of revolutionizing surgical training in the region.
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