HMC’s expands and enhances pediatric services to benefit the health and wellbeing of the children in Qatar

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Published March 28th, 2016 - 05:02 GMT
Hamad Medical Corporation
Hamad Medical Corporation

In an effort to provide the best care for babies and children in Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have expanded their facilities and introduced an array of quality services in pediatric care, earning them a Gold Seal of Approval in healthcare from the internationally-renowned and independent Joint Commission International (JCI).

“Caring for the growing number of newborn babies delivered at Women’s Hospital in Doha, Qatar, is a top priority for HMC. By expanding our facilities and enhancing our services, we enable our newborn and neonatal teams to deliver the safest, most effective and most compassionate care to each and every one of our patients,” said Dr. Hilal Al Rifai, Women’s Hospital Medical Director and Director of its Neonatal/Perinatal Services.

Among the developments, Women’s Hospital has recently expanded its highly specialized, advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for high-risk newborns, making it the largest NICU in the region.

Women’s Hospital also partnered with Ambulance Services to launch a nationwide emergency transportation service that transports critically ill babies from all public and private hospitals to the Women’s Hospital’s NICU for specialist tertiary treatment.

In addition, Hamad General Hospital has introduced a new child friendly, state of the art clinic for its pediatric patients. Children visiting the clinic will be seen by the same multi-disciplinary team over time, creating a closer patient relationship between the child, their family and the care team. The Pediatric Emergency Center (PEC) Al Sadd has been expanded to provide additional space and equipment to increase patient satisfaction.

“We have achieved significant progress towards the development of pediatric services and this is due to the commitment, hard work and dedication of HMC staff across all of our facilities. They exemplify HMC’s commitment to providing the best patient care and continuity of care in the country,” said Dr. Mohammad Janahi, Chairman of Pediatrics at HMC.

“We are proud of our staff that successfully underwent the most stringent testing against the toughest international JCI criteria. Our achievement demonstrates HMC’s dedication to providing high-quality healthcare to the children of Qatar,” added Dr. Janahi.

HMC recently underwent two months of rigorous on-site inspections by JCI, which identifies measures, and shares best practice in quality and patient safety worldwide.

Since the beginning of January this year, a team of JCI’s international experts and inspectors have closely examined over 1400 measureable elements in the hospitals which make up HMC – all of which have now received official accreditation under the Academic Medical Center standards.

To date, HMC remains one of the few international organizations that have achieved this accreditation for all its corporation healthcare entities.

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Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.

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Hamad Medical Corporation
PO Box 3050
Doha, Qatar
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