King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh commenced its operations in May 1983. Since then, it has continued expanding, while providing services for a rapidly growing patient population in all of its catchments areas. Today, King Fahad National Guard Hospital has evolved to be part of the King Abdulaziz Medical City with many other prominent medical centers. Since its inauguration in February 2001; and within a short period, KAMC has been recognized as a distinguished healthcare provider.
At KAMC, the bed capacity increased to 690 beds in addition to 25 beds allocated for expected surgical operations in Ward 19, and 132 beds for admission of emergency cases.
The Emergency Care Center at KAMC continues to be the best Trauma Care Center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is ranked as the 4th Emergency Care Center outside the United States of America, to provide (PHTLS) Pre-Hospital Trauma and Life Support program. Ambulatory Care Services and Primary Health Care Services provide Preventive Health Services including health education and behavioral modifications to adopt healthy lifestyles. Surgical and Critical Units include an outstanding Burn Unit, Surgical ICU, Endoscopy Unit, Operating Rooms, and Neuro-Surgical and Surgical Units.
The Neurological Rehabilitation Unit for Handicapped was inaugurated in mid 2003. In addition to that in September 2004 there has been an expansion and renovation of the Rehabilitation Department with both occupational and physiotherapy units along with the IVF clinic and OB in 2003, and Medical Imaging, Laboratory, Pharmacy, and continuous renovation of patients’ wards.
Because we believe faithfully in the importance of healthcare quality on an international scope, NGHA has passed the requirements for accreditation under the (JCI) Joint Commission International standards with excellent performance in December 2006. This accreditation included all of NGHA hospitals, namely King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh, King Abdulaziz Medical City in Jeddah, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal Hospital in Dammam and King Abdulaziz Hospital in Al Hassa.
King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh continued its success by providing the lowest mortality and morbidity rates among the patient population despite the fact that the Emergency Care Center is located close to the Riyadh-Dammam highway and receives plenty of cases with acute injuries.
In 2004 NGHA established the College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences. NGHA added to its mission an academic dimension through the establishment of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences which will comprise all academic activities and will be the core of the medical scientific university for future generations.