Brief History of Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital
The hospital was founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1978 by Dr. Soliman Fakeeh, and since then, DSFH has been a true leader in the healthcare industry through its pioneering achievements and visionary management. Our dedicated team has significantly contributed to raising the standards of healthcare services in the kingdom and the region over almost four decades.
In 1986, His Majesty, the late King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz inaugurated the first expansion of our establishment which resulted in doubling our inpatient capacity and the introduction of new divisions such as the open-heart surgery, and new clinics such as neurosurgery, neurology, nephrology and infertility clinics, which positioned DSFH as a pioneer establishment in the private healthcare sector in the Kingdom. In 1995, the DSFH virology lab was able to achieve a first-of-its-kind in the kingdom virus isolation operation for Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, and a new flavivirus in 1996. These ground breaking discoveries played an instrumental role in the prevention of outbreaks in the western region of the kingdom.
In 1999, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Crown-prince at the time, inaugurated the second expansion of the hospital marking two additional premises to the DSFH campus which are now hosting the pediatric clinics, neonatology, plastic surgery, and health-promotion and fitness centers.
DSFH is considered to be a pioneer in the field of organ-transplantation including kidney, bone-marrow, liver, and heart in the region. The open heart surgery hit the highest records of operations in the private healthcare sector in the Kingdom priding itself and teams with an internationally competitive success rate.
DSFH is proud for being the first privately owned hospital in the western region of the kingdom to receive the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2006, 2009 and 2012 as well as the Australian Council for Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) in 2008 and 2012 earning its current distinguished hospital reputation in the Middle East, and gaining the trust of 500,000 patients every year.
In 2008, DSFH became the first hospital to publish a corporate social responsibility report in the healthcare sector in the MENA region followed by the 2011 report which was accepted and verified with an A+ level according to the GRI guidelines, which made DSFH the first organization in KSA, the first hospital in the healthcare sector in the MEA region, and one of the very few hospitals worldwide to achieve this excellent level of reporting.