Hamad Medical Corporation

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Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), established by Emiri decree in 1979, is Qatar’s premier not-for-profit health care provider. Located in the State of Qatar, HMC manages eight hospitals and operates both the national ambulance service and a home healthcare service.

HMC is the only healthcare organization outside the United States to receive simultaneous Joint Commission International (JCI) re-accreditation for all its hospitals and in 2011 the ambulance service and home healthcare service also received JCI accreditation.


Facilities[edit]

Rumailah Hospital[edit]

Opened in 1957, the Rumailah Hospital is a 644-bed hospital offering rehabilitative services for disabled adults, elderly people and handicapped children. In addition, the hospital offers seven operating rooms, a laboratory and a radiology unit with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and bone densitometry equipment.[1]

Hamad General Hospital[edit]

Hamad General Hospital is a 603-bed facility located within the city of Doha that offers trauma, emergency medicine, pediatrics, critical care, specialized surgery, specialized medicine, laboratory medicine and radiology services. Expansions are being made to accommodate the increasingly large population of the city, and a diabetes unit is being created within the hospital to treat the large numbers of diabetic patients in Qatar.[2]

Women's Hospital[edit]

Established in 1988 to provide specialized care for women and infants, Women’s Hospital currently provides obstetrics, gynecology, neonatal care, emergency care and newborn screening services. The facility hosts 319 beds in total, and is the nation's busiest delivery unit in the nation, giving birth to more than 17,000 babies annually.[3]

National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR)[edit]

Formerly known as Al Amal hospital, this 46-bed research facility, opened in 2004, offers advanced modern therapeutic treatments for cancer patients.[4]

Heart Hospital[edit]

A cardiology specialty facility adjacent to Rumailah Hospital, this facility was opened in 2010, and has 116 beds.[5]

Al Wakra Hospital[edit]

Opened in 2011, this 227-bed hospital serves the rapidly growing tows of Al Wakra and Mesaieed, located to the south of Qatar. Areas of specialty include general medicine, general surgery, pediatrics and pediatric emergency, obstetrics and gynecology.

Al Khor Hospital[edit]

Serving the community in the country’s north, Al Khor Hospital opened in 2005. The hospital has 115 beds, including 10 for paediatrics. The hospital offers general medical care, general surgery, emergency medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics and neonatal care.[6]

Fahad bin Jassim Kidney Center[edit]

The Fahad Bin Jassim Kidney Center has been established to offer treatment for patients with acute and chronic kidney ailments. Located right across the Hamad Medical City complex in the Bin Omran area, this facility serves dialysis patients formerly accommodated at Hamad General Hospital.[7]

Academic Health System[edit]

Launched in August 2011, the Academic Health System is an initiative formed in close collaboration with HMC's partner Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, as well as other academic, healthcare and research partners such as Qatar University, the University of Calgary – Qatar, College of the North Atlantic – Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center, the Primary Health Care Corporation, and the Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI).[8] The purpose of this initiative is to integrate health, education, and research through collaboration between each partner institution, in order to achieve the highest possible quality healthcare in Qatar.

Related Websites[edit]

HMC Website: http://www.hmc.org.qa/en/

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