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 three decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.
HMC manages 10 hospitals – seven specialist hospitals and three community hospitals – as well as the National Ambulance Service and home and residential care services.
In January 2016, HMC achieved the significant distinction of becoming the first healthcare system across the globe to have all its hospitals accredited by Joint Commission International under the Academic Medical Center accreditation program. Additionally, the National Ambulance Service, Home Healthcare Service, Stroke Service and Palliative Care, have all received this prestigious accreditation since 2011.
To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, HMC has announced ambitious plans to expand capacity across its network through to 2030. This expansion plan includes a further three new hospitals in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.
HMC is leading the development of the region’s first academic health system – combining innovative research, top-class education and excellent clinical care – and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar. HMC collaborates with key partners who are experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston.
Hamad Medical Corporation's Hospitals
Al Khor Hospital Opened in 2005, Al Khor Hospital is a 115-bed general hospital providing healthcare services to the population of the northern region of Qatar. Al Khor Hospital is committed to providing high quality healthcare services to its diverse and growing community by integrating medical care, education and research. Since opening, Al Khor Hospital has been recognized for its pioneering achievements in the healthcare service and received Joint Commission International accreditation in 2006 and was re-accredited in 2009 and 2012. The hospital hosts an Antenatal and Postnatal Exercise Center, which is unique to HMC, as well as a Breastfeeding Resource Center – an important step in Al Khor Hospital’s endeavor to attain recognition by the World Health Organization as a baby-friendly hospital.
Al Wakra Hospital Al Wakra Hospital is an impressive general hospital that has been designed, built and staffed with the changing needs and expectations of the growing community in the country’s south in mind. Al Wakra Hospital provides comprehensive, high quality healthcare to people of all ages, from emergency care, to general medicine and surgery and highly specialized treatments. The hospital is committed to delivering diagnostic and treatment services to its patients in an integrated and efficient way. The local community has greatly benefited since the opening of the hospital as they are now able to access state-of-the-art healthcare services close to home and no longer need to travel to Doha for much of their hospital care.
Communicable Disease Center The Communicable Disease Center (CDC) is a 65-bed, single inpatient room specialist tertiary center with outpatient services, that aims to support and treat patients with a spectrum of communicable diseases. It has been purpose-built with the mission to detect, treat and prevent infectious diseases in Qatar, particularly those of public health importance
Located in Dukhan, The Cuban Hospital was officially opened on 10 January 2012. As a joint project between the government of the State of Qatar and the government of the Republic of Cuba, the hospital is staffed by more than 400 Cuban medical professionals; including doctors, nurses and technicians in the fields of rehabilitation, dentistry, pathology, biomedicine and radiology. This workforce is supported by local staff and contractors.
Hamad General Hospital Hamad General Hospital is a modern, 603-bed facility providing highly specialized and complex care to the people of Qatar. It offers a wide range of medical care and clinical services, including trauma, emergency medicine, pediatrics, critical care, specialized and sub-specialized surgery, specialized medicine, laboratory medicine, diagnostic imaging and adult rehabilitation services.
The hospital, which opened in 1982, provides expert inpatient care, a large Outpatient Department providing more than 65 specialty clinics, a highly developed Emergency Department, five intensive care units, eight operating theaters and a large pharmacy. Modern diagnostic facilities including laboratory, medicine, pathology and radiology facilities support all therapeutic services. The Walk-In Clinic, using a ‘see and treat’ model of care for less critical patients, has dramatically reduced patient waiting times and enhanced the patient experience.
The hospital’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the world. The Ambulance Service continues to serve Qatar’s population by providing round the clock emergency cover, including cover for special events across Qatar. The high standard Trauma Services received World Health Organization’s (WHO) recognition and the Trauma Center is working towards receiving accreditation status as a Level-1 trauma center.
Heart Hospital l Heart Hospital is the specialist hospital in Qatar for cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery patients. It is made up of a state-of-the-art 20 bed coronary care unit, an equally impressive 12 bed cardiothoracic intensive care unit (ICU), a 24 bed surgical high-dependency unit (HDU) and a 60 bed ward. In order to provide the safest and most effective care, and to respect patient privacy, every bed in the hospital is in a single room and the 60 ward beds are individually monitored through an electronic system called telemetry.
National Center for Cancer Care and Research The National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR)is the premier cancer hospital for the State of Qatar. It is part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and looks after cancer patients who require ongoing treatments such as chemotherapy andradiotherapy. NCCCR also treats blood conditions and will soon be opening the first Center for Bone Marrow Transplants in Qatar.
Qatar Rehabilitation Institute The QRI is dedicated to delivering personalized, patient-centered care delivered by multi-disciplinary teams of physicians and occupational, physical, pediatric and speech therapists who work together to offer advanced stroke and traumatic brain injury treatments and services. From December 2016, QRI has been offering outpatient rehabilitation medicine and therapies services relocated from Rumailah Hospital, and in 2017 it accepted its first inpatients.
Women's Hospital Women’s Hospital plays a major role in improving the health and wellbeing of women in Qatar. The hospital has a large obstetric service and is responsible for the vast majority of births in Qatar – more than 17,000 each year. This makes it one of the busiest of Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) network of hospitals. Women’s Hospital has 330 beds, a large Outpatient Department, an emergency room, 16 labor and delivery suites and three operating theaters.
Recent improvements have seen the addition of a new Observation Unit and the expansion of its unique Feto-Maternal Unit, which cares for women with high-risk pregnancies. In addition to women's health, a neonatal unit provides intensive care to newborns and is equipped with 111 beds/incubators including those in the dedicated mother and baby rooms.
HMC is the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education – International (ACGME-I), which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship programs.
In November 2014, Hamad Medical Corporation’s Trauma System is the first international organization to be recognized by Accreditation Canada International’s Trauma Distinction Award. The four year accreditation is only given to trauma systems who can demonstrate adherence to a stringent quality measures and international standards.
Hamad’s Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) completed a comprehensive inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in April 2014 and accreditation was confirmed in the summer 2014. CAP accreditation is considered the gold standard of laboratory accreditation and requires successful performance in stringent proficiency testing, quality control of procedures, staff qualifications, safety programs and overall management.
In early 2014, Hamad became the first organization in the GCC, and only the third in the Middle East, to be accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
The International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) has officially recognized the Ambulance Service Medical Communication Center as an Accredited Center of Excellence. The center is the first in the Middle East to receive this accreditation.