Jeddah’s Medical City gets Methodist backing
Jeddah, February 4, 2013
US-based Methodist International, the global subsidiary of The Methodist Hospital, has entered into an agreement to provide services for the development of a new Medical City in Jeddah.
The Prince Sultan Cultural Center Company (PSCC) is planning to develop a fully integrated Medical City as part of a larger cultural park in Jeddah, in honor of Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud.
The cultural park is intended to provide services to 3.5 to 5 million inhabitants in Makkah Province, including housing developments, a commercial complex with showrooms and hotels, medical university, a sports center, an international conference and exhibition center, and various public utility services.
The Medical City will offer all medical services through the continuum of care at every stage of life, from birth to old age, and from wellbeing to critical care. The complex will include a general hospital, several specialized hospitals and medical centers, wellness and long term care facilities and a school of health sciences. This will be complemented by a range of support services such as clinics, pharmacies, and hospitality and office space.
Mohammad Al Fadl, chairman of the Board of Directors at PSCC, said, “Prince Sultan Culture Center Medical City will be the leading healthcare provider in Western Province. We are pleased to have Methodist International as our partner and operator of our flagship hospital.”
Methodist International has entered into a long-term relationship with PSCC focusing on quality, training, program management, compliance standards and knowledge transfer. A clinical and administrative team of consultants from Methodist will focus on the development and establishment of exceptional clinical, operational and quality standards for the Medical City.
Following the establishment of the Medical City, Methodist International will enter into a ten-year management agreement to manage and operate four of the medical facilities planned as part of the overall project: the general teaching hospital; bone and joint hospital; diabetes, lipids and hypertension center; and wellness and ambulatory surgical center.
"Methodist International is committed to setting a global standard of excellence in patient-centered care, education and training, clinical collaboration, and advisory services,” said Cathy Easter, president and CEO of Methodist International.
“Our partnership with Prince Sultan Cultural Center demonstrates our shared commitment to health care quality and differentiated services for patients. We are honoured to be a part of this project supporting the progress of health care services in Jeddah and Saudi Arabia.”
Dr Sarper Tanli, vice president of Methodist International said, “In order to develop a sustainable world class health care hub, synergistic planning, patient-centered care and sustainability are three main concepts that need to be taken into account. We are committed to providing world-class care to our patients and through this collaboration we will bring the vast operational expertise of The Methodist Hospital to the international community.”
The Methodist Hospital has a legacy of over 90 years of medical milestones that attracts patients from around the world, and is a founding member and partner of the renowned Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. – TradeArabia News Service