Taking the lead
King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) came into being as a groundbreaking idea dating back to the year 1976 A.D. when the idea was approved by late King Fahad bin Abdulaziz. Then, the foundation stone for KFMC was laid in 1983 by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Prince of Riyadh Region at that time.
KFMC was put into operation in the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, may Allah Save him. It was inaugurated by him on 21/08/1425 A.H, corresponding to 05/10/2004 A.D.
King Fahad Medical City is nothing short of a benchmark for the specialist medical services sought - after by the Ministry of Health, represented by medical cities which offer Grade-4 Medical Services and combine specialist medical services, scientific research and academic development all together.
KFMC has undergone several historic phases. The first phase constituted the operation of the largest medical city in the Middle East, with four hospitals, four medical centers and various support administrations.
In the second phase, the objective was to make KFMC the leading tertiary care referral center seeking the specialist medical service benchmark position at all levels for the treatment of complicated cases, thereby benefiting from the state-of-the-art technologies worldwide and acting in strategic partnerships with international industrial and medical sectors.
Despite being world-class advanced, KFMC still focuses on the royal guidelines and directives of senior officials to regard the citizen as the axis of all such efforts, thus respecting the slogan (Patient First) adopted by the Ministry of Health, using therefore the latest technologies for treatment of patients.
KFMC takes pride in hosting highly qualified national staff of medical, technical and administrative specialties. On a yearly basis, KFMC sends several students and trainees on scholarships to the world’s top universities. Meanwhile, KFMC holds tens of international scientific conferences and organizes medical activities and awareness events in addition to successive workshops.
All of the above privileges are duly channeled into KFMC’s efforts to shape its mission towards the society by being dedicated to provide highly specialized, evidence-based and safe health care, enhanced by education, training and research. All praise is to Allah, Almighty, that KFMC has achieved several internationally recognized accomplishments and won several international awards and prizes over the recent years. KFMC is keen on keeping up with this track of excellence to be, Allah Willing, a regional as well as an international benchmark in the field of specialist medical services