King Abdullah University Hospital

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Coordinates: 32°30′6″N 35°59′39″E / 32.50167°N 35.99417°E / 32.50167; 35.99417

King Abdullah University Hospital
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KAUH as seen with the JUST Medical Faculties Complex at night
Location located within the JUST campus, Irbid,  Jordan
Funding Non-profit hospital
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university Jordan University of Science and Technology
Beds 683
Founded November 2002

King Abdullah University Hospital (Arabic: مستشفى الملك المؤسس عبد الله الجامعي‎‎), often abbreviated KAUH, is a hospital near Ar Ramtha, Jordan. It is the largest medical structure in the north of the country, serving approximately one million inhabitants from the Irbid, Ajloun, Jerash, and Mafraq governorates. It is also the teaching hospital affiliated with Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST),[1] located within the campus adjacent to the university's Medical Faculties Complex.[2] The hospital is staffed with full-time physicians and surgeons who are faculty members of the JUST Faculty of Medicine, in addition to many others from the Ministry of Health, and the Royal Medical Services (RMS).

The overall area of various hospital buildings is 95,583 m², in addition to a double story car park of 9,000 m² area. The hospital has a bed capacity of 683 which can be increased to 800 beds in an emergency situation. Structurally, the hospital is composed of a 15 story high-rise building, in which all hospital beds are located, and a 3 story low-rise buildings in which patient clinics, diagnostic and other services are located. The hospital is connected to various health science faculties via the ground floor of the low-rise building.[2]


King Abdullah University Hospital

as seen with the JUST Medical Faculties Complex. Built by Acciona[3] at a cost of approximately $120 million, the King Abdullah University Hospital was the culmination of efforts inaugurated by the late King Hussein bin Talal to address the critical lack of central, advanced medical facilities serving the population of Northern Jordan. Though King Hussein laid the cornerstone in a 1994 ceremony, he himself did not live to see the completion of the massive hospital, named after his grandfather, the founder of Transjordan, King Abdullah I. KAUH which was inaugurated by his Majesty King Abdullah II on 28 November 2002, has become, within short period of time, one of the most prominent and reputable non-profit hospitals in Jordan and the region. It opened with founding departments in obstetrics - gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and general and special surgery, in addition to emergency facilities including a medevac heliport. JUST medical, dentistry, and nursing students complete laboratories, practicals, internship, and residency at or in close conjunction with KAUH and its extensive facilities.[1]


According to the KAUH official Web site, the hospital includes the following departments:


Currently, Professor Omar Al-Jarrah, president of Jordan University of Science and Technology is Chairman of Board of Directors of the hospital,[1][5] and Prof. Ismail Matalkah, Professor of pathology, is the General Director.[6]

The Red Hall (conference room) in King Abdullah University Hospital, the teaching hospital of JUST. - Photo by Aymx
JUST School of Medicine Graduates at KAUH

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